Ripping CDs now

adj2ent

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Oct 20, 2006
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I just got asked what software to use to rip CDs. I don’t think I’ve ripped a CD in almost 10 years, back then I used iTunes. And I think I used audio grabber for CD+Gs., I know I didn’t really like iTunes but that what I used back then. There has to be something better, something that rips to MP4. I’m at a loss since I don’t rip CDs anymore.
 
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oldschool

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Jun 25, 2018
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Between goodwill and pawn shops and garage sales, CD are so cheap, I haven't bought a new CD in over 10 years. I can find most CD for a buck each and the best ones are "the hits" gets you most of the popular tunes. I rip using windows media player and put everything on a HD. I keep the original to stay legal but most are boxed up and stored away. It doesn't mater how you got the original (new or used) as long as you keep it just in case the music police want proof you own the music.
I don't DJ much myself, I'm the equipment guy and I hire the dj's so any legality's are on them, not me.
I use a youtube down loader to collect music and TV shows, documentary's, but I don't use them at work, there strictly for my personal use when the internet goes down or I lose power, I can still watch my favorite shows. I like to download jam trax to play along with my guitar and learn new songs.
It's getting harder to find good videos on youtube anymore because they chop the screen size down where movies are useless to watch or download, so I don't bother with those.
I rip all my cd's as WAVE files and only use the ones that I have the originals. I never take anything I didn't pay for to any gigs. HD storage has gotten so cheap that there is no need to rip mp3's to save space. Not long ago I would have never thought I needed more then 1 TB but now you can get 8 to 10 TB hd's are pretty cheap, so I just rip wave files anymore.
 
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DJ Bobcat

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Nov 8, 2014
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...It doesn't mater how you got the original (new or used) as long as you keep it just in case the music police want proof you own the music...
Actually, if you bought a digital copy from iTunes or anyplace else, the terms you agreed to prohibit you from legally selling or even giving away a copy. However, it’s pretty unlikely the “music police” are gonna come after someone unless they have information from a reliable source that you are violating music copy-write laws. The reason is; it’s very difficult to prove that any digital music you possess was not acquired legally. I’ve purchased most of my music digitally for years, and it would be tough to identify which tracks I acquired from which source, or which ones I ripped from CDs... not impossible (some files contain metadata that identify the source), but very difficult. Frankly, I don’t keep receipts for the few iTunes or Amazon purchases of digital tracks, and most of my downloads are from my DJ pool site. Crazy me... I still keep all my CD’s too (in storage), but only in case I ever need to rip one again due to file corruption, which has happened.

Oh... and I usually use Windows Media Player to rip CD’s.
 

Handinon

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Oct 1, 2014
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I rip all my cd's as WAVE files and only use the ones that I have the originals. I never take anything I didn't pay for to any gigs. HD storage has gotten so cheap that there is no need to rip mp3's to save space. Not long ago I would have never thought I needed more then 1 TB but now you can get 8 to 10 TB hd's are pretty cheap, so I just rip wave files anymore.
I rip to 320 mp3, and just recently started with FLAC. Wave file = no Tagging
 

adj2ent

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Oct 20, 2006
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Long Island NY
Let keep this on track, I’D like to give him a educated ansawer since anything I know about ripping CDs is many years out of date. And would like to go MP4 or MP3 only
So far we have
Audio Grabber
Windows Media
 

oldschool

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Jun 25, 2018
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Actually, if you bought a digital copy from iTunes or anyplace else, the terms you agreed to prohibit you from legally selling or even giving away a copy. However, it’s pretty unlikely the “music police” are gonna come after someone unless they have information from a reliable source that you are violating music copy-write laws. The reason is; it’s very difficult to prove that any digital music you possess was not acquired legally. I’ve purchased most of my music digitally for years, and it would be tough to identify which tracks I acquired from which source, or which ones I ripped from CDs... not impossible (some files contain metadata that identify the source), but very difficult. Frankly, I don’t keep receipts for the few iTunes or Amazon purchases of digital tracks, and most of my downloads are from my DJ pool site. Crazy me... I still keep all my CD’s too (in storage), but only in case I ever need to rip one again due to file corruption, which has happened.

Oh... and I usually use Windows Media Player to rip CD’s.
I don't think you understood what I was saying. I buy used CD's that were bought legally by someone and they sold the disk at a garage sale or from a used retailer like good will. It's the legal copy that someone paid for and got tired of it and sold the disk. So it is a the original press disk that you would buy at any music store. So it is a legal original, not a copy. Someone may have paid 20 bucks for the legal disk but sold it to me for a buck. It's the original cd disk. It shouldn't mater who I bought it from or what I paid for it, it's an original cd. The only music I download are jam trax from youtube and there not copy righted. For instance say I want to jam to Joe Satriani Summer song, backing track, I could be wrong but I don't think these are copyrighted.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGhNRDHzILs
 
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DJ Bobcat

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Nov 8, 2014
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Oklahoma City
I don't think you understood what I was saying. I buy used CD's that were bought legally by someone and they sold the disk at a garage sale or from a used retailer like good will. It's the legal copy that someone paid for and got tired of it and sold the disk. So it is a the original press disk that you would buy at any music store. So it is a legal original, not a copy. Someone may have paid 20 bucks for the legal disk but sold it to me for a buck. It's the original cd disk. It shouldn't mater who I bought it from or what I paid for it, it's an original cd. The only music I download are jam trax from youtube and there not copy righted. For instance say I want to jam to Joe Satriani Summer song, backing track, I could be wrong but I don't think these are copyrighted.
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Sorry... I got what you were saying. I was just ADDING to... I shoulda made that clear.