Illustrate, the developers of dBpoweramp CD ripping and audio conversion application for Windows have released a dedicated CD Ripping tool for Windows Home Server, entitled RipNAS Essentials and have also announced a dedicated, small footprint Windows Home Server system which will be provided with integrated CD Ripping facilities - the RipNAS.
RipNAS Essentials simply and easily adds powerful CD ripping facilities to any Windows Home Server machine fitted with a CD drive (you can also purchase a bundle with a USB CD Drive included). Once installed, all you need to do is insert a CD and wait a short while whilst RipNAS Essentials rips the music from the CD and saves it to the home server in a format and quality of your choosing. RipNAS Essentials is available to buy now - the software itself is priced at $80 and $165 when bundled with a TEAC USB Slot loading drive.
Features are as follows:
- Track Titles and Album art are automatically downloaded from the Internet using PerfectMeta™ (AMG, GD3, MusicBrainz & freedb) CD tracks ripped to a lossless audio format (configurable) using dBpoweramp CD Ripping Engine
- Ripped tracks automatically saved to Music shared folder along with embedded album art (also Folder.jpg),
- Secure Model verifies ripped tracks for errors using AccurateRip and c2 pointers,
- Only four minutes to rip an entire CD, after which it is ejected.
A dedicated Windows Home Server device with integrated CD Ripping facilities is also slated for release in the coming weeks, called the RipNAS. At this point, not a lot of detailed information is available on the system, other than it appears to be a small footprint home server, available in a range of colours. The RipNAS is slated to be available in the next 6 weeks, in 320GB, 640GB and 1TB models. Pricing is expected to start at $999.
The RipNAS provides the following:
- dBpoweramp CD Ripper: securest of the secure
- Case: winner of Intel’s SFF design contest
- PerfectMeta™: using 4 metadata providers: AMG, GD3, MusicBrainz and freedb simultaneously
- Laptop 2.5&Prime hard drive(s): 3.5&Prime drives are too noisy for the living room!
- Windows Home Server
- Streamable to uPnP, DAAP (iTunes) and SqueezeCenter (Slim Devices)
More Info: Illustrate