What is the difference between copying and ripping a CD?

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August 21, 2008 4:01AM

Copying a CD is just that, You end up with another CD with the same information on it as the one you started with (identical). Ripping is the action of getting the Information of the CD, Usually Music or Video, and downloading it onto your PC. Also Ripping usually involves a process of converting files, Such as A music CD the songs are Wav Files, and when you Rip them to your PC they are usually converted into Mp3 files.