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NY-based Rip2Pod CD-loading service launches

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, January 24, 2005
News Categories: Other

Rip2Pod is the latest company to offer a CD-loading service for iPods. “We are located in New York City in the West Village and are dedicated to making your lives easier. For just $1 a CD, weeks and months of frustration will be avoided. We provide ripping services for any entity that legally owns their own music media such as DJs, art galleries, restaurants, or individuals. We have pick-up and delivery service available to all residents of the New York City metropolitan area. We offer a wide range of encoding formats and bitrates. All files are tagged with Song Title, Artist, Album, Genre, and Album Artwork. Multiple options exist for transferring the files back to you including DVD’s, ‘Plug and Play’ external drives, or simply your iPod.”

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1

Oh boy what to do with this one???

I wonder if I can make a bussness out of seillng Dixie Cup iPod Docks too. When you get tired of hanging your ‘Pod you can use it for a nice cold refreshing Cup of your favorite Beverage…

I mean come on what dumbas_ is going to ship 100’s of fragile CD’s half way across the Globe (or the USA),. So someone can do the mondain task of ripping CD’s into an iPod? Would I need to send my PC’s HHD to them to? how would I prevent iTunes from whipeing out my iPod the next time I wanted to update said ‘Pod with an iTMS purchase? I know set iTunes to Manuel Control!, but would said Dumas_ know that? Porbably not then what $100’s(USD), just went down the Toilet? Another thing does the price include Postage?

This servis is freaken ridicules the People who would be served by this would be served better by simply RTFM!

Oh yeah hears a new though and it might justify there service sopose I have one of those newer Poisend CD’s the kind you can’t ‘Left-Shift’ out of (e.g. bypass Autostart), First thought they’d use a Mac. Ok for now but, surely even the Mac will get Copy Protected Audio CD’s too sooner or latter after all Apple is the #1 name in Mp3 Players!

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on January 24, 2005 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

2

Ichijoe, this isn’t the first service of its kind, there have been many other CD ripping services that have been reported on iPodlounge. While I wouldn’t ever use the service, you have to think there is money to be made in this area if so many companies are sprouting up.

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on January 24, 2005 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

3

wow….that’s pointless, all you have to do is import the cd’s yourself.

Posted by FluidG4 on January 24, 2005 at 3:50 PM (PDT)

4

Well for some people it is worth it.  They may spend a couple hundred dollars doing it…but it would’ve taken them several hours.  Now, imagine you have a nice job, makin good money…the amount of money you didn’t make by wasting time loading your iPod may have been more than you might pay for this service.  That, and some people are just too lazy.

Posted by Gatsby003 in New York on January 24, 2005 at 6:36 PM (PDT)

5

Ok, I’ve got 600+ CDs. Lets say it takes 10 minutes to rip each disc and fill in/correct all the ID3 tags. It’s going to take 100 hours to rip my entire collection. I’m a busy guy, but can probably afford an hour or two a night to do this. The entire job will take me at between 50 and 100 days of work. Since I know for a fact I won’t be doing this every single day, it will take me what, three or four months?

So what are my choices? Three months of sitting at my computer doing nothing but data entry or $600 to get someone else to do it for me. Gee, tough choice.

Posted by Monk on January 25, 2005 at 7:02 AM (PDT)

6

Monk you #####. What data entry? iTunes automatically enters the ID3 tags from the internet database when you put a CD in.

Posted by Sebhelyesfarku on January 25, 2005 at 9:55 AM (PDT)

7

Yeah, seriously, all you have to do is connect to the net, setup iTunes to auto-import and pop in a disc.  So unless you like to sit there and stare at the progress bar while it does it’s thing, then you can easily do something else while occasionally switching discs.

multi-tasking > forking out cash for simple tasks

Posted by ACLeroK212 on January 25, 2005 at 1:03 PM (PDT)

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Monk if your truly willing to Spend $600+(USD) for someone to rip your CD’s I’d be willing to do it for you for $400(USD), And I’ll toss in as many DVD Backups as it would take to protect ya too…

Again what happens when someone lites-up a fresh iTunes after someone fixed up your iPod and for $600+(USD) too… You know these services should really burn DVD Backups too…

I know that would P_ss the RIAA off thogh wouldn’t it…

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on January 25, 2005 at 3:02 PM (PDT)

9

Forgot to add the above ad DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING! just want to be fair…

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on January 25, 2005 at 3:04 PM (PDT)

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