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Best way to rip music from cd's and get them to my Galaxy S3 ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheJoshuaTree, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. TheJoshuaTree

    TheJoshuaTree Newbie
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    Ive recently changed from an iphone to an S3 and i'm just wondering what is the best way to rip cd's on my pc and get them to my S3 ? I want to compile some play lists as well, the best way to do that ?

    Also while i'm here, what music related apps are the best to put on my phone ?

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  2. natnat

    natnat Well-Known Member

    Hi ther,Personaly I rip the CD to my PC then plug the phone in and drag and drop into the music file. I make play lists on the phone once the music is there. Really easy.Also I use MP3 downloader, there are tons of tunes on there.Hope that helps
  3. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

  4. boofer

    boofer Member

    is the best sound quality a huge sticking point for you, or do you just want to rip songs fast with just "good" sound quality?

    if the former, you might want to use exact audio copy (EAC) to rip .wav files from your CDs, then LAME to encode them in -v0 or -v2 quality to MP3 and finally tag your MP3s using something like music brainz magic mp3 tagger.

    if the latter, insert CD, open iTunes, set your folder destination for your files, rip MP3 or AAC files, and then click and drag the files from the folder to your phone.
  5. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I've been happy with the ease of just using Windows Media Player to rip my CDs. I then loaded my entire library (29 GB) onto a 32 GB microSDHC card and popped it into the phone. Easy peasy! :D

  6. herrmann

    herrmann Newbie

    Just keep using iTunes to rip cds to mp3 then use iSyncr to sync iTunes with your phone. Once it's set up it's as easy as it gets imo.
  7. TadeoNYC

    TadeoNYC Well-Known Member

    I've used EAC for 10 years now. I've also had a licensed version of tag and rename about that long. Two awesome programs. Even if you aren't an audiophile, any tech geek should love EAC. years ago I had it set up so perfectly to just insert a cd and have it ripped automatically. I used to obsess about using a 256 vbr and high and low pass filters to keep files a little smaller. Now everyone can just do 320 cbr add artwork and be done.
  8. christopherT

    christopherT Member

    I have tried this thing just rip the CD to your PC then connect the phone into your pc then copy and paste the music file. You can also sort the music files and make a folders or playlist in your own and you can also make play lists on the phone once the music is there.

  9. Bazman76

    Bazman76 Newbie

    Hey there, If I were to go down the max quality route, why not use MP4 rather than MP3 in step 2? Your knowledge is clearly much better than mine, but I understand MP4 is generally better than MP3, just wondering why that is not the case here.

    Also when creating these high quality files, how much bigger are they typically that standard "good" MP3's. 10% 100%??
  10. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Android Expert

    I just use Windows Media Player. I don't know what's the best but this way is easy.
  11. PRkid

    PRkid Android Enthusiast

    How would I convert the songs to MP3? They are currently in WMA format, and won't show up and/or play on my phone o_O (Using Windows 8)
  12. boofer

    boofer Member

    you're going from lossless to lossy format (.wav to .mp3, .m4a, etc) so you're losing *something* already. if you were to A/B mp3 with m4a, you'd be pretty hard pressed to find any difference in sound quality. i myself have a really hard time discerning any difference between a CD and a resulting high quality VBR -v0 mp3, unless it's a standard recording that i am very, very familiar with (MFSL counting crows - august and everything after - i can pick the CD over the mp3 9 out of 10 times on most passages). that being said, most of the time you're out and about or in your car or whatever, and you won't hear the difference at all.

    i use an M-Audio audio interface with Shure SE530s, Audio Technica AD-ATH700, Sennheiser HD280 Pros, and Sennheiser HD580. it's not the best amazing gear ever but it's probably better than 95% of most folks.

    as for file size, the beauty of VBR is that it generally ramps up on "busier" sections of songs (i.e. it will bump up the bitrate to between 256 kbps and 320 kbps) and it will drop the bitrate down to ~32-96 kbps on silent or quieter sections of songs, which are not as demanding. this not only ensures that not much detail is lost on the "busier" sections, but it also saves space on the quieter sections or silent sections. a 192 kbps CBR (constant bit rate) mp3 will lose out on some quality in some spots, and also unnecessarily run at 192 kbps on quieter/silent sections as well, which wastes space in the file itself. VBR is generally the way to go for lossy formats.

    if you are listening to an album like M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, the file sizes of those songs are going to be really, really high, based on the music and how it was recorded. the difference between a -v0 or -v2 and a 320 kbps CBR rip is probably going to be negligible, and the VBR is going to be significantly larger than a 128 or 192 kbps rip. on a quiet singer-songwriter album, you might find a -v0 rip to be the same size or smaller than a 128 or 192 CBR rip. it all depends on the album.

    hope that helps.
  13. boofer

    boofer Member

    do you have the source CDs? in general, i'm pretty sure you don't want to convert files from one lossy format to another, so you'd really want to re-rip the CD to .wav --> .mp3 (or m4a, aac, whatever your heart desires).

    that said, i think there are wma to mp3 converters out there...google is your friend!
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  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    There are various file conversion programs available to convert music files from one format to another. I can't remember them off hand, but you can just Google it.
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  15. PRkid

    PRkid Android Enthusiast

    Converting now. I hope it works out. Thanks :D
  16. I have been using CDEX for years, its the best easiest ripper that I know and does a 1000 x better job than WMP. Its configurable and you can rip to any format and has tons of encoders. I personally use LAME at the Alt Pre Eet Insane VBR at 320 kbps. After you ripp just drag and drop to your SD Card Music folder, simple!

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  17. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    I guess I'm old school. I use good old Audio Grabber and Lame MP3 encoder. I've been using this combo since the late 90's.

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