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RipDigital announces CD ripping service

RipDigital recently announced a new CD ripping service to save you time from doing it yourself - ideal for those with large collections of CDs that have yet to digitize them. RipDigital will turn your CD library into an MP3 library of 224Kbs bitrate song files with “a traceable, unique identification code in each converted track” to discourage illegal file sharing. You can opt to have the MP3 library stored on a DVD or a hard drive. Prices for ripping your CD collection start at 100 CDs for $129. After placing your online order, RipDigital will send you all the packing materials for shipping your CDs. When we asked RipDigital if they offer AAC encoding the response was, “Currently we only offer MP3 conversion. In the near term, we’re keeping it simple. I take your point about AAC and this may be something we add down the line.”

Press Release

RipDigital Launches CD to MP3 Conversion Service

—First-of-its-kind service simplifies the switch to digital music—

New York, New York

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I’m sure this is a service that someone out there will want to use, but it seems to me that most people that use mp3 players today [the start of their rise to overtake say, the discman] are:
a. computer literate people
b. computer illiterate people who’s mp3 player was bought for them as a present.

now, correct me if i’m wrong ,but im pretty sure that most computer literate people would be able to rip cds, and the b’s know the a that bought it for them, and can either be taught by them or have it done by them. Sure, time is an issue, but ripping cds can be done whilst doing other things. i used CDex to rip over 80 cds in 6 days, most of which i wasn’t sitting in front of my computer watching it. I chucked them in the cd-rom, let cddb load, and then let it rip while i went and did other stuff. i came back a few minutes later and did the same thing for the next cd. it does take a long time, but it potentially saved me money.

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on January 4, 2004 at 7:47 PM (CST)


When is this company going public.  I think it’ll be the next ebay!!

Posted by iwannainvest on January 5, 2004 at 11:07 AM (CST)


I found a company called MusicRip ( that offers the same service, is less expensive (free shipping, 99 cents/CD), and seems to have better technical staff.

I tested the technical bit by sending in a question to all three about ripping to ALAC. RipDigital didn’t even respond. Get digital did, but didn’t know much about it. The MusicRip fellow emailed back the same day with a mini-novel about ALAC and what it would take for them to rip using it.

I don’t think I’m going to use ALAC after all (too much hd space), but I did just order a 200 CD package from these guys.

Posted by beckybedwell on July 23, 2004 at 6:33 AM (CDT)


There’s a new company that rips CDs and wil even put them on a brand new MP3 player and ship it out to you.  Everything is insured and you’re emailed tracking numbers during the whole process.  My friend tried it and loved it.

Posted by Rajan Arora on October 7, 2004 at 11:21 AM (CDT)

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