Disc Maker rolls out automated CD ripper
Automated CD duplicators have been on the market for several years and it was just a matter of time until someone figured out how to modify them for music ripping. Disc Makers is selling the "Pico" automated music ripper that can convert up to 25 discs at a time to MP3s. Users simply place the CDs in a spindle and a mechanical arm successively picks them up and places them in the DVD/CD player.
The Pico ripper is a modified Disc Maker duplicator with optional "Riptastic" software. The software rips the music and converts it into MP3 format. It even fills in the ID3 tags by looking up the artist, album and track titles automatically. Pico can also be used as a normal DVD/CD duplicator and can make 12 CDs or 6 DVDs in one hour.
The Pico ripper is available for about $700, while the Riptastic software sells for an additional $100 more.