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Ripperbot is an abandoned project to convert large numbers of compact discs to mp3 format. It was based on a Powerfile C200S DVD changer that holds 200 discs. It never made it to serious use because the audio extraction capabilities of the drive in the C200S were so poor, and because loading and unloading the jukebox takes almost as long as scanning a disc on a modern drive. So this page is mostly here to show the pretty pictures of the insides of the device.

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The final source code is available if you are interested. However, better alternatives have almost certainly become available since this project was scrapped.

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