Originally posted by Targon
well NO not really, Ripping is extracting the audio from disk to hard drive. it does NOT also mean Encoding......
Ripping is a PC term, on the Mac we always used the term 'Extract'...ever heard of Toast Audio Extractor...yeah Mac ONLY thanks from back in the day.
You are wrong on both accounts. When iTunes got the abiliy to burn CDs and Apple put CD burners in their iMacs a long time ago they did that with an ad called "Rip, Mix, Burn" and Jobs explained how it worked in a stevenote. He did not take the encoding as a seperate process. Of course iTunes encode at the same time as it rips but Xool was talking about how the word is used by the layman.
And Apple using "Rip" in their commercial shows it was/is used by Apple as well. Any other word that is used is "Import" that is used in iTunes.
Actually the "Rip, Mix, Burn" commercial may have been a large factor in the disagreement between Eisner and Jobs AND for the iTMS. Eisner accused Apple for endorsing piracy and made Apple go into that debate and may have sparked the idea to have their own music store.
AFAIR did Jobs reuse Rip, Mix and Burn when he sold the iTunes music store and the iPod to somethng like "Buy, shuffle, transfer" or something. Anyone remember the exact slogan?