So I splayed out all the CDs we own on my desk, and have been dropping them in my CD burner, as I’ve sat at my desk watching movies on my computer.
I learned a valuable lesson: Windows Media Player rips music much easier than iTunes.
With iTunes, you have to drop the CD in, wait for it to get recognized, then click the “Import” button, or click “Yes” on the “Do you want to import” dialog.
With Windows Media Player, you just drop the disc in, and close the drive. As long as you’re on the “Rip” tab in your player, it auto-rips the disc, and ejects it when done. Then you grab it, and drop the next one in.
I did about 200 discs while watching The Incredible Hulk and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay over the weekend.
I’ve still got a ton more to go, but it’s a start. I wish I could remotely rip discs from work, to home. That’d be a big help, but I don’t think technology’s that advanced, yet.
So far, we’ve got about 39.5 gigs of music on the new terrabyte drive (aptly named “music”), with I’d guess another 100 gigs to go. Good thing I bought a big drive, we buy a lot of music.