Ripping audio

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Old 09-16-04, 06:57 AM
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Ripping audio

Ok guys. While I'm an IT guru, I know little of multimedia type stuff.

So, here's what I want to know. Take a CD. Any CD, like say Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. I put it in my CD drive and it plays. Ok.

Now, if I view it in Explorer all I see are 1KB shortcut files to the data. How can I rip the music from the CD to my HDD? If I just copy what's there, all I'll get is the shortcuts. That won't do much good.

I want to be able to rip the songs to the HDD, convert them to mp3 format [(which I can do now IF the files are .wav format (but they're probably .cda)], and put them on my mp3 player. So, how do I do this? There's gotta be a way...

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Old 09-16-04, 08:15 AM
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Freerip

FreeRIP should do what you want...and the price is right.
 
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Old 09-16-04, 08:53 AM
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OK, I do believe you have a burner. The burner software should be able to rip from the cd and store on the HDD in .mp3 or other format.
 
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Old 09-16-04, 02:42 PM
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you can use windows media player, nero,musicmatch, or just about any other burning software. Used to be you needed "special" software to rip the audio tracks,but not really anymore.

want unix,linux,mac software? Go here:
http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/...a_goodies.html



me and julio,kodachrome,the boxer,like a bridge over troubled water,sounds of silence,mrs. robinson,homeward bound,cecilia,slip slidin away,fifty ways to leave your lover....all well worth preserving and listening to.
 
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Old 09-16-04, 04:00 PM
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Could I do this with Roxio Easy CD Creator? I have that, but dammed if I see any way to do it... I would think that if Nero and others can, Roxio should...

And I can do this in WMP? How? Damn, unintuitive MS software... Grrrrr

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Old 09-16-04, 04:04 PM
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Nevermind... From the WMP help files:

Originally Posted by Windows Media Player Help
Insert your CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Click Copy from CD.
All tracks are selected to be copied if you have not previously copied them from the CD.

If there are any tracks that you do not want to copy (rip), clear the check box next to them.
You can select the check box at the top of the list to clear or select the check boxes next to all tracks.

Click Copy.
The first time you click Copy, a message appears asking if you want to copy protect your music. Click one of the following options:
Copy protect your music
Do not copy protect your music
Read the copyright acknowledgement.
Select the copyright acknowledgement check box, and then click Next.
Click one of the following options, and then click Finish:
To select a different format and audio quality, click Change my current format settings.
To copy tracks using the current format and audio quality, click Keep my current format settings.
If you clicked the Change my current format settings option in the previous step, the Copy Music tab is displayed. Select a different format and specify an audio quality using the slider, and then click OK.
Optionally, you can select the Eject CD when copying is completed check box to stop playback and eject the CD when copying is completed.
 
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Considered by many to be the best ripper (and free)

http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
 
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Has anyone here...

used "Exact Audio Copy" ? I've heard of the program, but haven't used it yet. Here is the web site: "www.exactaudiocopy.de"
I was looking for some input, both good and bad. Thanks!
 
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Old 09-16-04, 06:08 PM
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I have compared exact audio copy with Cdex and the quality of Cdex is superior, much better high range reproduction.
 
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