And here’s how a CD gets from HMV on to my iPod…
Hmmm, it’s complicated alright.
But it needs to be as I have several goals I am trying to meet.
Never have to rip the CD more than once.
I rip to FLAC format which is lossless so I can recreate the original wav file at any time.
Be able to play my music back from a variety of sources.
I need to be able to play music on both my iPod(s) and through MPD.
The ripping and encoding bit is done with a Java app I wrote that encodes in parallel (it can handle Ogg Vorbis too if I want).
It’s not as automated as I’d like, I need to run it by hand when I insert a CD and choose the matching CDDB entry if there are multiple matches.
Oh, and here’s what I bought.