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CD ripping service comes to Los Angeles and Chicago

LoadPod, the service that rips your CD collection into your iPod so that you don’t have to, has added local service in several new areas, including: Los Angeles-Pasadena, California, Atlanta-Marietta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Pensacola-Panama City, Florida and Northern Virginia. The LoadPod network now includes twenty-five States, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Phoenix, Nashville, St. Louis, Baltimore, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.

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1

How do they organize your music? I would hate to have some company organizing my playlists and genres for me!

Posted by Stylescraper on June 14, 2004 at 10:02 AM (CDT)

2

Unless they’ve changed their policy, you get no CD/DVD backup of your ripped music either.  So if your iPod goes, so does your music.  Plus you can’t sync it with your home Mac/PC either or else you lose all of the music on your iPod too.  Therefore you couldn’t ever add anything new.

Posted by The Rest Of The Story on June 14, 2004 at 10:07 AM (CDT)

3

comming soon to a local flea market in your city - - “5 gig-o-music for only $50” (all on one dvd disc) of other peoples backed up music rips, of course.  courtesy of you know who.

sorry just had to say it.  rip your own music you will have more appreciation for your hard earned music and technology !

Posted by myRips on June 14, 2004 at 10:56 AM (CDT)

4

Wouldn’t it be easier, faster, and cheaper to just rip all your CDs into iTunes on a lazy Sunday?

I intend to do this, going to get me a 200GB hard drive and put everything on it.  Waiting for another good sale on them to come up on Dealmein.net.

Posted by iDevin in Los Angeles, CA on June 14, 2004 at 11:05 AM (CDT)

5

“Plus you can’t sync it with your home Mac/PC either or else you lose all of the music on your iPod too. Therefore you couldn’t ever add anything new.”

You’ve never used an iPod before have you?

Posted by Proto on June 14, 2004 at 12:35 PM (CDT)

6

Proto, I’m pretty sure that what The Rest Of The Story said was true unless you use a third party app like iPodRip.

Posted by powermac99 on June 14, 2004 at 12:39 PM (CDT)

7

“the rest of the story”—if you had actually read their site, you’d see that they accomplish their task by simply turning off auto-sync, which every iPod user should have done by now anyway. Why be a slave to the whims of the record companies?

“iDevin”—buying a THIRD hard drive to go along with your computer’s hard drive and your iPod’s hard drive? Nice way to massively overcomplicate the iPod experience!

“myrips”—the fact that YOU’RE so sure that these guys have gone into business just to amass a personal music collection, says a whole lot more about YOU than it does about THEM.

Posted by Buzzkill on June 14, 2004 at 12:55 PM (CDT)

8

My CD collection currently totals a hefty 427 albums. Needless to say manually ripping each disc myself (372 down, 55 to go!) is one hell of a drag, and the thought of a service that won’t just do all the work for me but also pick up & deliver (400 CDs weigh a lot) holds massive appeal.
Okay, maybe more so back when I still had the bulk of my CDs to chew through, but you get the idea.

However, for a music geek with a CD collection my size a buck fifty per disc just ain’t economical. (For those who aren’t so good at math, that’s 600 bucks.)
In fact an more wallet friendly alternative would be to to buy a new 3G 40Gb for a friend, set them loose on all of your CDs, and then wait for them to get done with all the dirty work.

Okay, so you’re the sort to have a few issues with buying a gift that costs much more than a shot & a lap dance.
Plan B: Hire a student, the kid next door, or that homeless guy who lives outside your building & smells of cheese, to sit in front of your computer and rip all your discs just the way you like ‘em. Say each CD takes about five minutes to convert, a collection of 400 albums would take around 33 hours. Times that by, say, seven fifty an hour and you’re out 245 clams.
Buy that friend an iPod of their own, and you may be taking a $500 hit but you also get to bask in their eternal gratitude for making them so much gosh-darned cooler.
Use the service, and you get stung for 600 bucks.

Just a thought, but for those of us out there who have fairly sizeable record collections (and who presumably are the ones for whom this service is targeted), if may not quite be what we want. I’m sure the iPod owners with Steve Jobs-sized incomes won’t have any problems with the service, but I’m afraid for most of us the cost of an iPod was a pretty big deal in the first place

Posted by Titusgoldfish in Wellington, New Zealand on June 14, 2004 at 6:40 PM (CDT)

9

This could quite possibly be the stupidest idea ever. Has anyone ever used this service?

Posted by Ort on June 15, 2004 at 6:22 PM (CDT)

10

I want to clarify saying that the service provider is stupid, just that anyone thinking it’s worth paying for is stupid.

Hell, if anyone actually signs up for it, then the provider is a freaking genious.

Posted by Ort on June 15, 2004 at 6:24 PM (CDT)

11

The service provider is NOT stupid…

3 freaking posts in a row. OK, I’m the one who’s stupid.

Posted by ort on June 15, 2004 at 6:25 PM (CDT)

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