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Rip Your Own: Digitizing Your Records and Tapes by Casey Kim

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Chapter 3. Imported Goods: A Guide to Digitally Importing and Transferring Music onto Your Computer

HOPEFULLY, THE INFORMATION PROVIDED in Chapter 2 helped get you a little (or a lot) closer to choosing the right music player. Being confident in your choice of device for storing, accessing, and enjoying your precious music library is almost as important as the music itself. So here’s a question: What is the right music player without the music? The answer: Just an expensive paperweight. This brings us to the topic of importing your music collection onto your computer.

If you’re fairly new to using music players or even new to using computers, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I import music onto my computer, just to send it back out again ...

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