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Rip

Apart from meaning Rest In Peace in the real world, Rip has a very different meaning concerning digital media. To Rip something is to make a copy of it from a source. For example, an CDA disc can be "ripped" to MP3 tracks on a HDD, or a DVD-Video compilation can be ripped from a DVD disc onto a HDD. Ripping from a DVD is almost always considered as describing bypassing copy protection systems to copy unencrypted content to a HDD.

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