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CD to mp3 player copier

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You go out, and buy a cd - but it's going to be a few hours before you go home, and you want to listen to it now! All you have is your mp3 player - wouldn't it be useful if there were a cd reader on there which didn't take up much room?
This involves the motor for spinning the cd being on the back of the mp3 player, when the cd is attached, a clip the length of the radius of the cd will clip into the middle of the spinning part.
There is a protected optical reader on the back, which will be uncovered when reading the disc - the music can be copied onto your player, provided it is kept on a flat surface - protective cover available to avoid scratching while on surface - (with anti shock technology this will not be necessary, and could copy music while being carried).
fridge duck, May 19 2005

MP3 CD Player http://www.techpin....-cd-player-concept/
Kind of like this, with upload capability? [devnull, May 28 2009]


       I couldn't see anything like this being created because almost the only reason you would need this is to copy copywritten (sp?) (copywrited, copywroten, copywroted, copywrought?) music.
hidden truths, Jul 02 2005

       It's called delayed gratification, ducky. You might try it sometime.   

       Your mechanism isn't clear, but this is the way I would do it: Leave the motor out of it. Put in an optical scanner/reader that covers a radius of the CD and can record every line at once. Rotate the CD around a little more than once, by hand, somewhat carefully. The software recognizes the radius it started with, and stitches the tracks together, then processes it all into MP3s.   

       This would probably require a very good scanner and a fierce processor, but you would get your music with one turn of the CD. Otherwise, with what you seem to be describing, you just have a cheap CD player. If that's all you want, buy one where you got the CD.
baconbrain, Jul 02 2005

       Well no [hidden] you'd want it because you want to listen to Abba right there and then but can't because you have left your CD player at home. With this you could copy it to the mp3 player and listen to it.
pooduck, Jul 26 2005

       Is this some obscure Abba that I am aware of who's music isn't under copywrite?   

       Edit: Ah, copyright, that's the one.
hidden truths, Jul 26 2005

bristolz, Jul 26 2005

       Well it might be breaking copyright but that isn't the aim of the exercise. Unless you really hate Abba I guess.
pooduck, Jul 26 2005

       Who gives a crap if its illegal, I want one.   

       (c) Michael Jackson
etherman, Jul 26 2005

       I'm not a leading authority on copyright law, but I was under the impression that it was ok to have a copy of the music provided it had been paid for legally and that it was only for personal use.
fridge duck, Jul 26 2005

       // You go out, and buy a cd //   

       You go out, open your mobile-internet enabled music player/phone/PDA, visit the download site of your choice, pay, and listen.   

       What kind of loser still buys CDs?
kinemojo, Aug 16 2007

       Incidentally, I recently purchased a combination CD/MP3 player/clock radio. About $70. Push a button and it will copy a CD to a USB drive (MP3 format, ripping at 1x speed).   

       Now if only I could convince it to alarm at 7:30am but not 7:30pm (the alarm ignores AM/PM).
supercat, Aug 16 2007

       //(the alarm ignores AM/PM)// so it's a Sony? (tm)
evilpenguin, Aug 16 2007

       I think [fridge duck] is right. If you buy the CD, I belived you're allowed to make copies for personal use, at least in the USA, at least for now.   

       And [kinemojo], some of us like to buy hard copies of our CDs so that we can rip them any time our hardrives crash or our mp3 players get dunked in the pond. Most electronically available music has copy protection built into it, and some of it won't even allow you to burn it to CD for archival purposes.
drememynd, Aug 16 2007

       A la link?
devnull, May 28 2009


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