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Do any mp3players transfer music directly from cd to player?

by ozimmerman / March 27, 2007 2:26 AM PDT

I think I read that the Toshiba gigabeat does not allow direct transfer. Do any players? Others I am considering are the Creative Zen Vision-M and possibly the 30gb ipod. I have a lot of cd's that I want to put on the player and it seems that it will take a long time if I have to transfer to the computer hard drive first. Thanks.

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Trust SONY??????.....
by btljooz / March 31, 2007 5:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Just found one.

......after their ROOTKIT fiasco??????

NOT this kid!!! NEVER again will I buy/use ANYTHING Sony. Plain

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I guess you haven't been ripping cd to mp3 lately.
by ahtoi / March 28, 2007 12:50 PM PDT

It's a pretty quick process.. at least compared to the old day.

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I've never seen ...
by Kees Bakker / March 28, 2007 5:30 PM PDT

a portable mp3-player (like the Vision and the iPod) that can read a CD all on their own. They don't have the right connection (although in principle a CD-drive in an USB-enclosure could do the trick) nor the right software to read and rip it. All they can do is function as a removable drive so you can put files on it from Windows Explorer (or the Mac equivalent). Some models even require special software on the PC, because they aren't emulating the right drive.

Time to patent the idea and become a rich man? One problem to solve: how to enter the artist and album name and the track titles onto the mp3-player. If you use a PC to rip the CD it can use databases on the Internet, and you've got the full keyboard and GUI to do it. mp3-players don't have Internet nor a keyboard, so you'll need some way to change all those track01's in something intelligable.


Kees

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Zen nano and nano plus
by icefreak01 / March 29, 2007 9:01 AM PDT
In reply to: I've never seen ...

Yes.
I believe what you are referring to is line in recording.
The creative zen nano as well as most other of creative's MP3 players have that feature.
I do not know of any other company having that but I'm sure some others do.
Hope this helps

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Line in recording
by ktreb / March 29, 2007 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Zen nano and nano plus

I would imagine that they do this in real time. If so, then it still takes less time to rip each cd to your computer than to record each on either device. You would still have to download those songs back onto your computer in order to name them unless you like having your songs named track 1, track 2 or however way they do it.

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by riekertv / March 29, 2007 9:07 PM PDT

Just keep in mind as well that using something like windows media player to rip the music gives you the ability to automatically update the track data. I don't know if there's any way to update the track detail by auto-copying everything to the device. So you're gonna end up having like 100 Track 1's

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Watch this:
by btljooz / March 31, 2007 5:50 AM PDT
http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6035707.html

Keep than in mind while you research the DMCA, DRM and the RIAA for starters....using your search engine, of course! Wink

Another good source of information is http://p2pnet.net . Go through their archives with a fined toothed comb to learn a LOT of what isn't necessarily broadcast in "mainstream" meeedeeeUUHH.
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