When one is faced with hundreds of CDs that need to be ripped into iTunes, every bit of time-savings helps. As usual, Apple has an option for users facing this daunting task.
A quick way to import CDs with the least amount of user effort:
In iTunes’ Preferences, go to the General section. Next to “On CD Insert,” use the drop-down menu to select “Import Songs and Eject.” With this option selected, iTunes will go out to the ‘Net and get the track names for the CD, import all the tracks, and eject the CD when it’s finished importing – without the user having to touch a thing.
Yes, you still have to feed the computer CDs, but this is all the user has to do with this method.
And don’t forget to download the free “Find Album Artwork with Google” AppleScript for iTunes by Brett O’Connor which performs a Google image search using an Album/Artist name to find album artwork online. It works very well. More info and download link here.
Have fun ripping!
More information about importing CDs with Apple’s iTunes here.