Even if you already ripped your audio CD’s to mp3 files, better to rip them again as .WAV or FLAC files for a true music experience


The ability to rip audio music files from a CD onto your computer has been available for around 20 years now. If fact, many like myself, used iTunes to transfer content from their CD collection to their iTunes library years ago. However, the problem is that iTunes and many other ripping software often compressed the files tremendously to make them smaller and easier to store. That compression may make it easier to store a lot of music onto a hard drive without using much space, but to do so, you inevitably will give us significant sound quality at the same time. Sure, the song will sound fine, but when you compare it to the original uncompressed CD, the original audio CD sound quality is much richer and fuller.

As hard drive capacities became bigger and bigger and the price dropped lower and lower, capacity was no longer a luxury. Now with multi-Terabyte hard drives available for very little money, everyone can afford to upgrade their music collection to the true lossless audio files with .WAC or flac files. Then you can hear the music the way the artist intended and get the full auditory experience!

With Vinpower’s low cost RipBox or high capacity Cronus, you can rip your CD’s again with virtually no hassle! You wouldn’t watch a movie with chunks of background scenery missing, so why listen to partial music? Upgrade your music library today!

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower’s line of RipBox and Cronus systems now offer complete audio CD ripping capabilities


If you’re like me, you have shelves or possibly boxes full of CD’s you’ve collected over time and now they just sit there collecting dust. It’s not because you don’t enjoy the music any longer, but it’s just not as convenient anymore. What if I told you there is an easy and automated way you can rip your entire CD’s collection onto your computer or a portable hard drive quickly and accurately? It’s true, using the low cost Vinpower RipBox or the high production Cronus systems, you can set the discs into the input bins, walk away and let the systems do the work. Come back and find all the discs you loaded ripped needing to babysit or monotonously loading each disc 1 at a time into your computer drive, if you even still have one.

In fact, all the content will retain all the crucial metadata, like the artist name, song title, album title, and so much more. On top of that, you can save the files onto any type of format you’d like, including the more common .mp3 or for true audio files, onto lossless audio files like flac or .wav, to retain that authentic uncompressed sound as it was meant to be heard.

Maybe you already ripped all your CD’s a long time ago into iTunes or similar software, where they were all ripped as the extremely compressed files, losing a lot of the original sound quality the artist and producers worked so hard to create. Now you can easily and cheaply rip all the discs again into a high quality lossless audio file, like flac or .wav. Now you can once again listen to the music in its original uncompressed state for a more dynamic listening experience.

For more details on these products or any items that Vinpower offers, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower’s VDX-1 and Ripbox will have a new offering that will be unveiled next week, stay tuned…

Ripbox surprise

Under the current COVID-19 conditions, it seems everyday is becoming routine with few positive surprises to look forward to. Even the TV shows we watch can be binged, so there’s no longer the buildup of waiting a week to see the conclusion of whatever cliffhanger they left you with. We wanted to add a little suspense and hopefully excitement to your week by teasing a surprise announcement planned to be revealed the following week.

In the meantime, Vinpower has a wide variety or digital duplication and storage hardware and media available and we welcome everyone to contact us with any questions or inquiries you may have.

For more details about Vinpower and our expansive product line, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Vinpower’s line of Optiarc, Plextor, and PioData optical disc drives work with Windows 10


Recently, our tech support has received a number of requests for help with older drives that aren’t working with Windows 10. I don’t know if this is a wide spread issue or not, but there have been enough emails that make me feel it’s more than a coincidence. Most of these drives are older models, but it doesn’t explain why they are not being recognized by Windows 10.

Fortunately, Vinpower offers a ranges of CD/DVD writer drives that works with all OS versions on the market, including Windows 10. So if you or a customer is having issues with the half height internal burner, then replace it with a new model from Vinpower and leave those troubles behind.

The Vinpower offerings include the following models:

Optiarc Drives:
AD-5290S ROBOT PLUS (for autoloaders)

Plextor Drives:
PX-891SAF ROBOT PLUS (for autoloaders)

PioData Drives:

All of these models are available through multiple online retails including Amazon.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower´s offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Samsung Blu-ray players reportedly have stopped working


It has been reported in numerous publications and online forums that Samsung is having an issue with hundreds if not thousands of their Blu-ray players around the world. All of a sudden, the players get stuck in an endless bootup loop, makes a strange noise, shut down as soon as they are turned on, or are just unresponsive. These malfunctions were reported as starting on Friday, June 19th with no explanation or link to any particular model or firmware version. At the time this email blast was written, there was no update or cause given for these malfunctions, nor has there been a solution provided to resolve these issues with the players.

This is certainly important for the optical disc, especially the Blu-ray optical disc industry and we will continue to monitor the situation. If you current sell blank or recorded Blu-ray discs, it’s critical that you are aware of this happening in case a customer contacts you about this problem, or thinks that it was caused by the disc(s) you sold to them. Customers looking for solutions will often cast blame on the media for defects when it could many other factors, so it’s important to be diligent about other factors in the market that could be the true root cause.

Vinpower is diligent about staying on top of advances and issues that affect the digital storage market and making sure the products we manufacture or distribute meet the highest possible quality standards.

For more details about any of Vinpower´s offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Don’t limit yourself, the iXflash extends the memory on an iPhone / iPad for longer videos and more pictures.

ixflash live record plus added memory

Most of us have experienced the dreaded storage full warning, letting us know we don’t have enough memory on our iPhone or iPad to take any more photos or videos. No matter what size device you get, there’s no way to add any additional storage. So you either give up on taking the photo or video, or you frantically try to delete and unload stored pictures, videos, and Apps to free up space. With the iXflash, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

With the iXflash, you can take pictures & videos that are stored directly on the iXflash drive without using any of the iPhone or iPad’s internal memory. So you can film as much as you want without fear of running out of storage. Plus, you can perform simple editing as the video can be paused and restarted to create 1 continuous video instead of multiple shorter videos. No longer are you restricted in what you can film due to lack of storage capacity on your iPhone or iPad, the iXflash gives you more flexibility and capability to capture those memories you would have otherwise missed.

The iXflash comes in multiple capacity sizes, from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB, to match the needs of all users, from the occasional picture taker, to the professional influencer on the go. You can find the iXflash in a variety of online retailers around the world.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower´s offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower offers special media packaging for hassle free shipment for online orders

Hassle Free

Even though retail locations are starting to open up more and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers are still more comfortable ordering products online. The problem with online orders for items with more fragile packaging, like individual spindles of optical discs, is decision between cheaper packaging that could cause the product to break and therefore incur returns or the added cost of safer packaging, possibly increasing your costs too high for the market. It’s a very delicate balance between ensuring the safety of your product during shipping and managing your costs to make your product price competitive.

Vinpower has the solution! We are offering new individual and multipack hassle free media packaging offerings of our top quality A grade OPTODISC media. Not only are you able to offer your customers a top tier media offering, but you can also rest assured that you won’t get returns due to faulty packaging that breaks during transit. All this at an incredible price. Contact Vinpower to learn more about our different media offerings, including special packaging.

For more details about these products or any product Vinpower carries, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

iXflash can store and play Hi-Res Lossless audio files like flac for the ultimate music listening experience

iXflash audio

High fidelity and lossless audio quality is becoming more popular with those that truly enjoy music or other forms of audio content. You don’t have to be an audiophile to truly appreciate the value of high quality audio. The problem is, the uncompressed lossless audio files are very large files and take up a lot of capacity on our players, which today are most typically your phone. Of course CD’s have near perfect sound quality, but it’s not always convenient to listed to CD’s. So what do you do when you want the digital quality of a CD but don’t want to lug around your entire CD collection and you don’t have the storage capacity on your phone for the full sound of lossless audio files? The solution is easy, store those files on an iXflash drive!
iXflash audio benefits:
1. Added Storage: Provides 32GB up to 512GB of added storage for all types of digital music files, including Hi-Res lossless audio files
2. Supports Many Formats: Plays all popular audio files through the iXflash App, such as FLAC, APE, AAC, AIF, M4A, MP3, WAV files. Some of these are not supported on an iPhone / iPad alone
3. No Disruption: Music will continue to play without disruption, even when the iPhone / iPad goes dark to conserve battery life
4. Transfer Between Devices: Transfer audio files from a computer to an iPhone / iPad or vice versa or keep thousands of music files stored on the iXflash drive.
5. Plus much more…

With the iXflash drive, available in sizes from 32GB up to 512GB, you can store a huge array of music files, including lossless audio files, that can be played directly through your iPhone or iPad from the iXflash App. Even lossless audio files like the hi-res flac format, which aren’t supported by iPhones but can still be played on an iPhone through the iXflash App, can be stored and played anytime you want. Plus, the music does stop when the iPhone or iPad minimizes and the screen goes dark to conserve battery life or you open other App’s while listening to music. The iXflash gives you the freedom to play all your music while the iXflash is connected to your iPhone / iPad, or you can temporarily load select songs or a playlist onto your iPhone / iPad and when you’re done listening to them, remove them from the iPhone / iPad to free up more space. Yet, they remain on the iXflash for the next time you want to listen to those songs or programing.

We’ve all been there, no matter what capacity storage you buy with your iPhone, you seem to always battle running out of space. Between the hi-res pictures and videos, the never ending number of Apps and its stored data, and the confounding “other” content, there never seems to be enough storage when you need it. Since smart phones are less frequently used as a phone and more often used as our everyday camera, for social media, internet search engine, TV, and radio source, the items that are often the odd man out are the music files. Don’t sacrifice your audio files, get an iXflash and get the full concert experience whenever and wherever you are!

For more details about this or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Optical Discs are one of the safest and most economical way to backup and archive all your digital content.

Archive memories

While millions if not billions of people are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are filling our time on our computers or mobile devices. When we’re not working, be it remotely or from an office, many of us find ourselves endlessly engaged in social media and/or playing online games, looking for an escape from the doldrums of quarantine life. What we’re not paying attention to is the exponentially growing amount of data in the form of pictures, videos, data files, music, movies, etc. that just sits on our computer hard drives or the memory on our mobile devices.

Instead of just buying larger and larger hard drives for content we rarely if ever look at, it’s much cheaper and more reliable to offload that old/cold content onto archival quality optical discs. Now that there’s consumer grade optical discs with up to 128GB of storage, one can store over a TB of data on just 10 optical discs. Plus, optical disc are extremely easy to recall the content and when kept under the proper conditions, can last decades if not centuries.

While you’re home, why not spare a little time to protect your precious memories, from the litany of baby pictures to that last vacation you took and look back on fondly. It’s incredibly easy to do and can be done over time in short increments, so you can focus on binging the next great series through one of the many streaming services vying for your attention. Do something for yourself that you can pass down, so future generations can laugh at your crazy Coronavirus hairdos and exploits to keep yourself entertained during these crazy times!

Vinpower’s line of Optodisc CD-R is the ideal media for audio recording and playback

Optodisc cd audio

CD audio still holds a special place in the hearts of music enthusiast around the world for its unequalled clarity and sound quality. When you compare the sound from an original audio CD compared to a compressed .WAV file, the audio CD is far superior. In order to maximize the enjoyment from audio CD recordings, it’s critical to make sure to use high quality CD-R, like Vinpower’s line of OPTODISC CD-R media. Not only do the OPTODISC lines of CD-R offer superior recording and playback quality, but they also have a longer archival lifespan, when stored correctly, compared to lower grade cheap media.

OPTODISC manufactured media is readily available, as it is the default media used for brands such as Optical Quantum, PlexDisc, Piodata, and others. Not only are CD’s the most versatile format for content storage, in that it is commonly used to hold music, videos, photos, X-rays, documents, etc., but it’s also the most affordable storage format as well. There still is and will continue to be a large segment of the population that realize it’s important to own tangible products like CD’s that they can store and reliably play anytime they choose.

When you are looking for recordable media, especially CD-R, that will consistently and reliably burn without flaws and playback without errors, Vinpower’s OPTODISC line should be your preferred media.

For more details about this or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.