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LEAWOOD:

5251 W 116th Pl
Suite 200
Leawood, KS
66211

NORTHLAND:

7280 NW 87th Terr
Suite #210
Kansas City, MO
64153

PLAZA:

435 Nichols Road
Suite # 200
Kansas City, MO
64112

LEE'S SUMMIT:

200 NE Missouri Rd
Suite # 200
Lee’s Summit, MO
64086

Office hours

Monday-Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Call us or Text us:

(913) 888-8500

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We Convert CD collections to digital files to the cloud or USB.

CD RIPPING & CONVERTING.

CD RIPPING, HIGH RES FILES, ART WORK, SONG TITLES.

Our disc ripping service converts your CDs into digital music files so you can access your music collection on your digital device, throughout your home or even when you are out and about.

At Something Different, we take great pride in making music accessible to you. We want you to be able to listen to and enjoy your music collection how, when and where you want to. Forget spending many painful hours trying to digitally upload your CD collection via complicated software programs – at Something Different, we take the hassle out of CD conversion and do it for you through our efficient and professional ripping facility.

Our disc ripping service converts commercially released CDs into digital music files so you can access your music collection on your digital device, throughout your home or even when you are out and about. Your CDs are ripped or converted into popular formats such as MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, Apple Lossless which can be delivered to you on a number of storage options such as Portable hard drives and USB’s, the Cloud and can add an optional, if requested, Blu-ray Archive safety Copy.

We want you to be able to enjoy the investment you have made in your CD collection. Our disc ripping service allows you to extend the life of your CD collection into the digital age, so it can be enjoyed well into the future. We are working hard to build a wide range of digital music services and products to add to our existing offers, so stay tuned for the release of our new projects!

Getting Started

We want you to be able to enjoy the investment you have made in your CD collection. Our disc ripping service allows you to extend the life of your CD collection into the digital age, so it can be enjoyed well into the future. 

CONVERT YOUR CD COLLECTION TO DIGITAL FILES

Thousands of songs or albums can be stored for your listening pleasure.

Something Different can save you time by converting your entire music library onto your iPod or MP3 player.

Something Different will load all of your CDs on to your iPod, and give you a back-up data DVD of all of your song files. 

Prices Per CD for Loading

    • 50 – 99 CDs > $2.00 per CD
    • 100 – 199 CDs > $1.89 per CD
    • 200 – 499 CDs > $1.79 per CD
    • 500 CDs or more > $1.49 per CD

File Formats Available

    • MP3 / MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (Up to 320)
      Most common digital music format and compatible with virtually every digital music player.
    • WMA
      Windows Media Audio second most common digital music format and compatible with virtually every digital music player.
    • AAC
      Advance Audio Coding Form popularized by iTunes and iPods, and can only be used by iPod digital music players.
    • FLAC
      Advance (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a musical file format that offers bit-perfect copies of CDs but half the  size.

Suggested Bitrates to Encode Your Files.

    • 320 Kbps
      Highest quality and largest files for iTunes and MP3, not WMA.
    • 128 Kbps
      CD quality 96 Kbps – Near CD quality

Something Different performs CD ripping  in the Kansas City metro area to your for one low fee and will also provide you with a digital copy of your music files on data CD or DVD, USB or the Cloud.

Digitizing your music is fun and affordable! Contact us today and let Something Different bring your recordings into the digital age.

Exclusions

*Price quoted does not include taxes

*Price does not include cost of postage to and from our ripping facility, which will be at your cost, advised at the time of confirming your order as prices vary depending on location, postal method chosen and cubic size of shipping box.

*To store your rip, we are happy to copy across to a hard drive/device provided by you. Or we can supply you with an external hard drive – it’s all down to your preference. Prices range from vary depending on the make, model and size.

*If you choose to ship your collection in its original CD cases, not in our supplied beehive spindles, we charge a unpack, re-pack fee of $0.35 per disc.

*We find around 1-2% of peoples collections will fail to rip due to scratches, CD is copy protected by manufacturer, CD is a homemade copy or simply not listed on official industry databases. We will set these aside and advise.

**Please note, You are not charged for any disc which fall under this category, we only charge for discs we successfully manage to Rip**

Metadata grooming

This involves a manual process to ensure correct metadata is embedded in each CD ripped. CD data is reviewed and, where necessary, there is a manual search and entry process to append artwork, and display correct track listings, genre, year of release and artist where these are either not included or are incorrect, as can occur when using licensed databases. Metadata grooming involves considerable time and it is for this reason that it incurs an extra fee.

50-99 CDs Ripped to Digital File

$2.00

100-199 CDs Ripped to Digital File

$1.49

200-499 CDs Ripped to Digital File

$1.79

500 Plus CDs Ripped to Digital File

$1.49

USB (16-32 gb)

$20.00

Upload your files to Google Drive. Lifetime Storage. No monthly fees. We will share with three emails at no additional cost. You may add others at no extra cost.

One time fee per order, not per file.

Cost is per 32 gigabytes.

(Apple Cloud or DropBox may be extra)

$30.00

TRUST US

We have been serving the entire metro area forever 40 years. It’s time to leave your important project in the hands of experts you can Trust, so you can have the confidence and freedom to focus on your busy day-to-day with zero added stress.

FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

How do I order?

You may stop into any of our locations, but a phone call will save you some time in getting the order started.

Or you may email us via the email links on the site and we will call you to take your details. Or, you can call us directly on the numbers listed below. We send you a shipping kit within a few days. When you are ready, take your CDs out of their boxes, pop them on the supplied spindles and then mail them to us via USPS. Your CDs are then delivered to our ripping facility, and we email you to provide notification of the receipt of the order and a tracking number for you so that you may see the progress of your order.

When your order is complete, your CDs are returned to you together with the ripped CDs in whatever format you have selected.

What is in the shipping kit?

There will be a stiff cylindrical box with a spindle – called a ‘cakebox’ (the type blank CDs come on) for your CDs – 1 box for every 50 CDs. Bubble wrap for protection, full instructions and return mailing labels.

Why shouldn’t I send you the CD boxes?

CD boxes (or jewel cases) are heavy and would add significantly to the shipping, but more so because they are very fragile and too easily broken. Our cakeboxes and their spindles provide much better overall protection for your CDs

How do you ship?

We recommend USPS, and we offer insurance for your CDs via this mailing method.

Do I get my CDs back?

Of course – only with your CDs in your possession are you entitled to enjoy your music on other formats.

Where do you ship?

Our service covers all of the United States. Other locations are on request, although these will incur higher postage and handling charges.

Are my CDs covered by insurance?

Yes, for loss or damage whilst in our care, you should insure them in transit when you send them to us

How long does the service take?

From arrival, typically 7-30 days. Any delays are notified straightaway.

Is it safe to order on line?

We will take your payment details over the phone or via the order form if you wish.

Do I need a PC?

If you choose our ‘direct-to-device’ service all of your music will be loaded directly on the device and you will not need a PC. However, we recommend this option only when you have a small CD collection and when you are sure you only want to listen to it on one device. If you choose to have your CDs loaded onto a hard drive or a NAS drive or to DVD discs so that you have access to a music archive you can manage yourself, you will either need a PC/Mac or a server or system onto which you can load the music to manage it.

What type of PC/Mac do I need?

Any PC bought over the last four years will work well – look out for any specification above a Pentium II, 200 MHz. If you choose to have your music ripped and stored on DVD discs, you will need a DVD drive to read the discs we send you.If you choose to have your music ripped to an external hard drive, you will need a spare USB port should you use our external hard drive option.

Do I have space for all of my CDs on my PC/Mac?

Audio files do take up a lot of space. As a very rough guide 100 CDs will take up 10 GB (10,000 MB). To check if you have the space Windows 98/XP users should double click ‘My Computer’, right click your hard drive icon, click properties and windows will tell you how much free space you have. If you don’t have enough, we recommend you take our external hard drive option.

What do I get my files back on?

You have a number of options to choose from during our ordering process. DVDs which are read just like normal software discs. Directly onto your portable device (if the device has enough space). Directly onto an external hard drive unit. Directly onto a NAS drive unit. Directly on a USB flash drive. Upload to the cloud using Google Drive.

How many albums come on each DVD?

As a rough guide and based on the most popular encoding options, about 50.

What about ‘Copy protected’ CDs?

These type of CDs will not be converted as this is breach of copyright restrictions. Please try to avoid sending these to us. If we receive them as part of your collection, you may be charged for these discs and notified of this at the time.

And ‘home made’ CDs?Only commercially released CDs can be converted to ensure a consistent quality level. Again, we request that you don’t send us any home made CDs to avoid additional fees.

And scratched CDs?We will do our best to transfer these CDs, but cannot promise completing them all – your quality report will let you know of any such CDs on their return.

Do you keep a copy of my music files?

No. All copies are written directly to your delivery format and are not at any time held or retained on our server as this would be a breach of copyright. You hold the only back up of your collection. However, if the cloud option is chosen we may have access to your files if there are problems.

I have received my DVDs – how do I get them to my music device?

Pop the DVD in your drive, and view it with Windows explorer. Select all of the files and folders, select copy and paste them into a folder on your local hard drive. Then just use your music device software to transfer them in the usual manner to your device. Don’t worry – full instructions are always included with your order.

Do I have space for all of my CDs on my PC/Mac?

Audio files do take up a lot of space. As a very rough guide 100 CDs will take up 10 GB (10,000 MB). To check if you have the space Windows 98/XP users should double click ‘My Computer’, right click your hard drive icon, click properties and windows will tell you how much free space you have. If you don’t have enough, we recommend you take our external hard drive option.

Can I share my files?

Absolutely not. This is against copyright law. 

What is your standard format and bit rate?

Our standard encode is carried out at 192 kbps Stereo MP3 using the Lame encoder.

I know my audio, can I select my options?

Of course. You can select from FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC and Windows Media at your choice of bit rate. If you are unsure, we recommend you leave it at the standard options.

What fields do you fill in to the MP3 header?

We fill in all available fields including track, artist, album, genre and year of release and where available, we provide album artwork.

What is the file name structure?

Files are stored in Artist folders, then by albums in the following naming convention:X:\Artist\Album\01_Trackname_artist_album.mp3

SERVING KANSAS CITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS

We can help you no matter what the objective. 

With decades of experience. Our award-winning technicians are some of the best in the industry, and we know how to  help you..

All it takes to get started is for you to reach out to us, and nothing in the world could be easier. Take the plunge and talk to us. You have nothing to lose, and we know you are going to love working with us on your new project.

The initial consultation is free.

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Do you have questions about our services? We welcome the opportunity to introduce our team in more detail, discuss your needs and learn about what you would like to achieve with your upcoming project!

We have offices in Kansas City, MO, Leawood, KS, The Northland and Lee’s Summit, MO. To get in touch with us use the form below or call us at 913-888-8500.

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