"Listening to the music played back from original audio CDs on a
home computer creates clear discomfort--the CD drive is being
blocked and the CDs have to be changed again and again (unless you
have a home jukebox). Now it's time we learn to rip (grab) our own
audio collection and save it to a hard disk in the form of .mp3,
.ogg, or .flack files.
"Compact disks have totally dominated the music market, becoming
its basic medium of distribution..."