I'm sorry my friends, but darnit, I'll spent a buck it if will save me time and hassle. Ripping CDs was en vogue back in the day, but I've got hundreds and I'm sorry, there's no way I'm going to sit and swap discs.
So, I sent my stack (pictured at right) to RipDigital.com and they sent me back DVDs with all my music on them. I had mine ripped at 224kpbs CBR MP3, but they'll even do lossless if you're an audiophile.
The whole process was fantastically smooth. They sent me that box and CD Spindle (pictured) and an already filled out FedEx slip. Put the CDs on the Spindle and drop the FedEx box at work in the mail room. A week later (I'm in Portland and they are in New York) the DVDs and my CDs (insured for $1000) showed up.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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