maybe it's not a bad idea to take the CDs in exchange for ripping as a business idea, if CDs no longer needed by the customer.Andrewjvt said:
+1DougK said:Couldn't agree more with both of you, well said.Gray said:Never a truer sentence was written than your last one David.davidf said:I'm not sure anyone would get out of bed to rip a disc for 20p. It took me around 3 weeks to rip around 500/600 discs (non stop evenings/weekends), and that was before double checking the artwork/tracklistings etc, as not all discs just rip perfectly with all relevant metadata. £1 per disc might sound expensive, but you're paying for time, overheads etc.
There's something strangely satisfying about ripping your whole collection and getting all the metadata and artwork 100%...
In terms of the metadata and artwork automatically found (in different places) then none of my discs ripped perfectly. I seeked out the highest resolution artwork and corrected all metadata sequences / spellings for each of 1000+ discs. It took me months.
Before doing it, I saw the price of a ripping service and thought it was expensive. All I can say is that if I was asked now, to rip a similar collection, to the same standard, nobody would pay my price.
It would appear that you both suffer from the same level of OCD as myself *biggrin* . Big problem with me is that I get within ripping the last 50 of my collection only to purchase another 20 this year, so now I've got 70 to rip and I have to be in the right mood for it.