Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

jon08

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 14, 2008
1,763
56
I was just wondering if I placed my CD/DVD unit into an external caddy/enclosure that is connected to MBP via USB cable, would I be able to rip MP3s from CDs normally, i.e. as though the superdrive was inside my MBP?

Or are there any limitations I should be aware of?

I've got a bunch of original albums but would like to rip them for listening in iTunes.
 

jon08

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 14, 2008
1,763
56
So I can rip it with any software, not necessarily iTunes?
 
Comment
Nov 28, 2010
22,670
28
located
So I can rip it with any software, not necessarily iTunes?

Yes, as it doesn't matter, if the optical disk drive (ODD) is internal or external, as long as it is registered by the Operating System (OS), it will be recognised by whatever application you use to rip and transcode audio CDs. Just make sure on the software's homepage, that that application does that, as you may have your eyes on an application, that might have a problem with that, though that is unlikely.
 
Comment

jon08

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 14, 2008
1,763
56
I plan to use XLD (X Lossless Decoder) to rip the CDs...
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.