Busy iPod owners in the UK are being offered a solution to help them get their music into their computer by new business start-up podSERVE.

The service promises to rip the audio from iPod-owners' CDs. The company will also confirm all the artist, album and track data.

The service – which hasn't been tested by Macworld at present – requires its customers to post their CDs (minus their sleeves) to the company. These will then be ripped and copied in MP3 format to a DVD. These tracks then need only to be added to a user's iTunes collection and dropped into their iPod.

The company charges £1 per CD ripped, plus £3 to cover secure return postage.

Macworld has a Forum thread where readers can comment on the service.