[music-dsp] Intelligent, Fast, Easy, Cheap way to get 700 CD's onto harddisk

RTaylor ricktaylor at speakeasy.net
Fri Feb 13 03:48:58 EST 2004


On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 13:42:56 -0600
"Andreas Ehmann" <afe405 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> As part of music information retrieval project, we have been donated 700 
> music CD's to add to our database.  We want to transfer the contents of the 
> CD's uncompressed to hard disk (we have lots and lots of space don't worry 
> :) ).... needless to say this is a rather daunting task... one option is to 
> but a cd-rom carousel or tower, load it up and let it go transfering.... 
> These things are a bit on the pricey side though.  Another option is to go 
> to an empty computer lab, and load them up and do a parrallel type thing 
> where we do 20 CDs at once or what not... Another option is to hire 
> undergrad slave labor and have him/her do it... Another important thing that 
> has to be done is to use something like gracenote CDDB to retrieve the 
> metadata about the CDs (artist song title etc) so that's added to the 
> database as well.  Has anyone attempted something like this before?  Open to 
> suggestions...
> Andreas Ehmann
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