Copying CDs onto ipad

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  1. mahoback

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    Is there an easy way to copy our CDs to my iPad to listen to while traveling?
     
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    Hello Mahoback - welcome to the forum! :) I'm not sure if you've done this process before, so I'll start w/ a simple list of what might be done. First, keep in mind that a 'full' CD will have an hour or more of music and 700-800 MBs of audio, of course nearly 1 GB - your iPad storage capacity will be from 16 GB to 64 GB, so if you're wanting a dozen or more CDs on the device, then the audio file size needs to reduced by 'ripping' the CD using a 'compressed' audio codec, such as MP3 or AAC that will play on the iPad - SO, my first question is whether you are aware of this process? If not, by 'ripping' the CD to a decent quality size (such as 128 Mbps bitrate) the size of the audio tracks are decreased to about 10%, i.e. on a CD, its takes about 10MB for 1 minute of music, however, on a ripped MP3 or AAC audio file the size is about 1MB - thus the need to rip for storing music on the iPad or iPod (or other similar mobile device).

    Second, how to rip - many options but, if you have a computer w/ iTunes installed, then ripping & building up a library of your music is quite easy - once done, a transfer or sync to your iPad (or iPod in my case) will then put your ripped music onto the device which can then be played w/ decent sound quality. For myself, I have an old iPod Touch (32GB) w/ nearly 80 hours of music (still have half the storage left on the device) - now, 80 hrs of pure CD music would completely fill a 64GB iPod (of course if empty). I'll stop there because you may already know much of this and if not, please ask questions - once learned this becomes an easy process to enjoy your music on these mobile devices. Dave :)
     
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    Welcome to the iPad forums, the largest and best iPad forum anywhere, with over 297,000 members worldwide. Many of our membership volunteer their time to help their fellow members with answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If a search of the forums doesn't provide the answer you need, don't hesitate to post your question in the appropriate forum. We also have this tutorial to help you get full use from the iPad forums app.iPad Forums App Tutorial We ask that all members take the time to review the Forum rules before posting.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    That is some great info that Giradman is giving you! Good luck with this!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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  5. zTriiked

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    Yes, You must copy the CD onto your computer. Then, Drag the copied songs from the CD over to a playlist created in iTunes and it will transfer the songs into that playlist COMPLETELY FREE!
     
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    For those just getting involved w/ putting their CD collection onto a computer and then transferring to a mobile device, such as an iPad or iPod, you must understand the steps needed as explained in my previous post - these small capacity mobile devices will not hold a lot of CD music in its native format, i.e. 10 MB per minute (or nearly a GB for over an hour) - THUS, the audio tracks need to be 'ripped' from the CD into a lossy audio format (using a codec) - the most popular are MP3, AAC, of WMA - yes, some 'sound quality' is lost (this can be adjusted by the bit rate of the ripping) but the files can be reduced to 10% of their original size (i.e. 1 MB per minute) - please ask questions if this explanation is still confusing - Dave :)
     

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