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(1) Converting an audio CD from its native CD-DA format to MP3, AAC, FLAC or some other compressed audio format. The term was coined with a counterculture inference, because many tech-savvy people loved the idea they were "ripping off" the music industry by making copyrighted works available in a compact format that could be quickly downloaded over the Internet. Ripping is also called "importing." See CD-DA, MP3, AAC, FLAC, codec examples and import.

(2) Decrypting a DVD movie and storing it on a hard disk. Ripping a DVD does not result in a smaller, compressed version of the original as it does with audio files. See DeCSS.

(3) Converting an analog recording to a digital format. See VHS ripping, USB turntable and cassette ripping.

(4) Using a raster image processor, which prepares a page for display or printing. See RIP.

ripsawing, flat cutting, ripping

Sawing lumber parallel to the grain direction.
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Similarly, everybody is talking about how Paladins is ripping Overwatch off, to the point where they're basically calling Paladins the free-to-play Overwatch.
Ripping random width parts will increase overall yield from the lumber.
Push sticks allow you to keep your hands a safe distance from the blade while ripping skinny pieces.
1992) have shown that soil ripping can intercept and infiltrate meltwater through frozen soil and that spacing of soil rips can be estimated from historic precipitation patterns and permeability of unfrozen subsoil.
Also, the negative yield impact of edgings is greater for narrow lumber when ripping first, especially when a fixed-arbor gangsaw is used.
Still popular with the furniture and cabinet door industries, one of the first systems to be used to remove defects in the rough mill was the crosscut/straight line ripping operation.
A ripping center will launch in Wilmington in 60 days, further enhancing the company's services.
Most gang rip systems with fixed position saws modify the position of incoming boards to achieve efficient ripping patterns.
Ripping Revolution saves custom installers an incredible amount of time and money, providing best-in-class solutions for loading CD collections onto media servers using state-of-the art robotic and computer automation.
based Ripping Revolution, which provides conversion services to time-starved, technically challenged or seasoned music collectors.
Today we have the technology and tools in place to enable the industry to adopt high quality XPS RIPping and native printing easily and affordably.
Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:MVSN), the global market leader in content protection and digital rights management (DRM) technologies, announced today that it will demonstrate its latest complete music content protection solutions, designed to reduce unauthorized CD ripping and illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing at Midem 2005 (Stand R34.