So what is media ripping, is it legal and why use a ripping service anyway?
Media ripping is simply taking your own CD or DVD converting it to a digital format to store on a computer, media server or your iPod /MP3 player, giving you entertainment at your finger tips, and what could be better than being able to select your entertainment from the comfort of your armchair.
As for legality, as long as you own a CD then under the fair use copyright act you can convert to a digital format for personal use on your server or iPod/MP3 player, or use MustAVit as your agent to convert on your behalf, but it is illegal to share or publish the converted file. DVD’s are different in that most contain copy protection and it is illegal to circumvent that protection, this means that to convert to a digital format the copy protection must stay intact thus preventing DVD copies to be made, but still with the ability to be played from a server/Cinema system . Our ripping service only operates within all copyright laws, we only act as your agent and convert only personally owned media, we will not remove any copy protection, we will also not keep copies of any media we convert.
Why use MustAVit and not simply do your ripping. As Media Ripping Manager I believe the service I provide for MustAVit is not just about ripping, yes, anyone can rip a CD but can you also get all that important track data accurate and consistent without all the annoying bits that always seem to be embedded and take hours to edit out, can you find all the album art that makes selecting albums so much easier and what about Genre, if you want specific Genre classification for your albums then I make sure these are applied. Most importantly how long will it all take, I can rip up to 500 albums and return them fully groomed within a working week stored ready for use on DVD’s, a backup hard drive or at no extra cost loaded directly onto your own iPod or music server.
How does our service work, it’s simple, you ask for a quote, pay a small deposit, we send out spindles that hold 50 CD’s, we arrange a pick up, convert your CD’s and once completed email you an overview of your collection together with your invoice, after payment is received your CD’s together with the digital files are returned to you. If you can’t bear the idea of a courier transporting your precious collection then you can always visit us at our Wheathampstead office.
I am always pleased to discuss individual requirements personally, or answer any queries so why not give me call or send me an email.
Media Ripping Manager
Tel: 0800 011 2246