10 Minute Tidy Tip 42: Rip Your Music

by shannon on June 4, 2012

What does “rip music” mean? It means to copy music from a CD to a computer or any other device for which you have the option to rip. For most people, using iTunes or Windows Media Player makes it very easy to transfer music from CDs to audio files that can be played on your computer or portable audio player. For serious audiophiles, using a program like Windows Exact Audio Copy ensures the best audio quality will be transferred during this process.

If you don’t want to take the time to download all your old CDs to your computer, there are companies that will do that for you. Send Riptopia your CDs and the company will convert them to digital music for easy transfer to your iPod or computer. See riptopia.com [http://riptopia.com]. Also, consider the amount of time that you might spend to rip your current CDs as opposed to just buying them again on iTunes. It might be worth taking 10 minutes right now to calculate the cost effectiveness of your options.

Did you know that there are also devices to rip your old cassette tapes and records directly onto your computer? Golden Records is great, free software you can download, which converts your favorite records and cassettes to CD or MP3 files using your Mac or Windows PC. Check them out: http://www.nch.com.au/golden/index.html.

For more 10 Minute Tidy tips, read Shannon’s books:

10 Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Office Quickly
10 Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Home Quickly


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