Frequently Asked Questions

What does Rip ‘n’ Play do?  – We convert and organize your entire CD listening library into the mp3 format in several days, saving you from the chore. If you were to do it yourself an hour a day, it would take several months.

How many audio CDs fit on a DVD? – One 4.7GB DVD holds about 50 audio CDs with mp3 files encoded at 192 kbps. Higher encoding rates and uncompressed or Lossless formats will decrease the number of audio CDs per DVD. Note: Lossless formats are larger files than standard MP3 and therefor require significantly more space to store depending on the size of your collection. As a result additional charges may apply to orders requesting lossless formats. Please contact us to discuss options surrounding file formats.

What does it cost? – It costs $0.50 per CD ($50.00 Minimum Order) for CD’s on spindles and/or in CD books and we charge $0.75 per CD if they are in the jewel cases and we unload and then reload in the jewel case. This is for conversion to the MP3 or FLAC format and loading on your provided hard drive.  For more information about formats and pricing see our services page .

How long does it take? – Turnaround time varies by the size of your CD collection, but it generally takes a week or less.

Does Rip ‘n’ Play deliver CD quality digital music files? – CDs are converted to mp3 format at 192 kbps, which is considered CD quality. Other formats and bit rates are available. Please contact us for details.

Can I purchase an MP3 Player (iPod or other) or Hard Drive through Rip ‘n’ Play? 
– Yes. We can arrange to purchase these items for you for delivery with your finished library.

How much hard drive space will I need for my collection? – On average, 100 audio CDs in mp3 format at 192 kbps will take up approximately 10GB of hard drive space. Please contact us if you have a specific question regarding hard drive space.

Does Rip ‘n’ Play offer custom conversion? – Yes. Please contact us to discuss these options.

What audio formats are available? – Unless otherwise specified, files are converted to the universal mp3 format at 192 kbps. Other formats available are WMA, AAC, FLAC, WMA Lossless, AIFF and WAV.