Transfer Music CDs to iPod
Transfer CDs to MP3 in San Diego
Our San Diego CD conversion services can help you enjoy your music on the go by converting your collection of CDs to MP3 and other iPod ready formats. Customize your playlists on iTunes and have all of your music available at the touch of a button.
Transfer Music CDs to iPod - Pricing
Convert CDs to Audio Files
MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec(ALAC), m4a, OGG Vorbis and WAV
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All Orders: This service is for commercially produced audio CDs only. Pricing above is for discs pre-loaded on provided spindles. We prefer that your media be pre-loaded on spindles, however, if you prefer not to use spindles, our technicians can carefully remove each disc and place it back in its respective jewel casing for $0.50 per CD.
- For sequential or chronological CD ripping, additional charge of 25% of the base price applies.
- Minimum of $10.00 per order.
- File Formats: The first file format you choose is included with the cost of the CD rip. Any additional formats can be provided for an additional $0.15 per disk (not per file!). If you're worried about quality loss due to compression, FLAC or Apple Lossless is a great choice. Otherwise, the most common file format is 320kbps MP3, as these are great for high quality sound, while still preserving your hard drive space. Some of the most popular formats are: MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec, OGG Vorbis and WAV.
- Rush Orders: Need your CD Ripping done ASAP? Rush orders available. Contact us for details.
- Folder and File Naming: Our standard is to provide your files back to you organized by Artist, Album, Track number and name. We can set up custom file and folder naming if you wish at a one-time $25 set up charge per custom naming system used. If you'd like custom file/folder naming, go over the details with us to make sure you get what you need when we take your order.
- Supported Devices: We can provide audio files compatible with a wide variety of digital devices including iPod, iPhones, Android Phones, Zune, car stereos, computers, laptop computers, MP3 Players and more! Please let us know which specific devices you plan on using when choosing a file format, as different devices have different requirements.
Keep in Order
Orders are typically returned with 95% of the CDs in the same order as we received them. This will help you when you get your order back as you'll be able to easily place them all back in their original jewel cases. If for any reason you must have everything returned in exactly the same order as it was provided, we can accomodate this need, however an additional charge of 25% of the base price applies.
We also pay for premium metadata services, and check those against other databases for consistency, which produces the most accurate tagging of all of your audio files. This verified data will be used to label your files with correct artist, album title, track number and song name. We will even provide album art at no additional cost, when available- and over 99% of the time, it is!
Common Audio Formats
MP3 – Today, when you hear “MP3″, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably music or songs. MP3 format has quickly risen to one of the most popular formats of audio, much in part to it’s compression. MP3 audio is what’s called a “lossy format”, which means that some quality is lost during the compression process. MP3s can be compressed into files that are a mere fraction of their original source, and to an untrained ear–the quality loss is minimal. Audiophiles typically like to steer clear of MP3 audio due to the fact that it is a format that trades sound quality for file size, and so it won’t sound quite as good as a lossless format.
WAV – WAV is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard on PCs. WAV is typically regarded as a lossless audio format, although it can contain compressed audio. WAV is also the standard audio file format for CDs, containing two channels of 44,100 samples per second, 16 bits per sample. Since LPCM uses an uncompressed storage method which keeps all the samples of an audio track, professional users or audio experts may use the WAV format for maximum audio quality. WAV audio can also be edited and manipulated with relative ease using software. The WAV format is also only limited to files that are less than 4 GB, because of its use of a 32-bit unsigned integer to record the file size header (some programs will actually limit the file size to 2–4 GB).
AAC – AAC is a relatively newer, lossy audio format. It was developed to succeed the MP3 format, as it generally receives better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. AAC is also the default or standard audio format for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Nintendo DSi, iTunes, DivX Plus Web Player and PlayStation 3.
FLAC – FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) which allows digital audio to be losslessly compressed such that file size is reduced without any information being lost. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size, and decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data. This means that you can actually have the same quality of music, with the added bonus of freeing up a lot of your hard drive space. One of the main drawbacks is that FLAC playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited compared to formats like MP3.
Apple Lossless – Apple Lossless, also known as ALAC or ALE is an audio encoder developed by Apple for lossless compression of digital music. Initially, Apple kept the encoder proprietary until 2011, when they released an open-source, royalty-free version. Apple Lossless audio is stored in an mp4 container with the extension of .m4a
What is CD Ripping?
CD ripping is a process that will take your collection of audio CDs and convert them into a digital music library organized by artist, album, song name, or any other fashion. CD ripping will provide you with digital music playable on computers, in the cloud and the leading mobile devices.
What type of media does ripping apply to?
We are currently equipped to only handle commercially produced compact disc audio (CD). If you have audio on other formats, please visit our sister site, DVD Your Memories for details on these formats. If you have a large number of these types of media, call us direct and we’ll work out bulk pricing for you.
Quality of Ripped Music
This depends on the compression you choose. Most of our clients opt for either 192kbps or 256kbps to help conserve hard drive space. For lossless ripping, you will want your files in FLAC, WAV or Apple Lossless format.
How many songs can my computer hold?
This depends heavily on the encoding you choose, and the size of the hard drive you would like us to use. Typically, you can comfortably fit thousands of albums on a hard drive when using one of the more popular formats. Customers needing WAV files will typically be able to fit a few hundred.
Can you transfer CDs to my iPod?
The short answer, is “Yes.” The long answer is that in most orders we process, the amount of data we transfer simply will not fit on a single iPod. Even if the data were to fit, it’s very easy to accidently erase the files once they’re on the device. It just takes one accidental syncing on your computer or anyone else’s to wipe your iPod and all of the files that you paid for! Older versions of iTunes even have this option enebled by default. Also, iTunes won’t let you copy the music from your iPod back to your computer, which prevents you from loading the music onto other devices. For your protection, we require that you receive your new files on a hard drive. If you would like us to load up an iPod as well, we’d be happy to!
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