Thread: Anyone Have This Problem When Ripping CD's With Windows Media Player???

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    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    I often take my CD's and rip my favorite songs into mp3's, using Windows Media Player. The problem I always encounter is that I go into "options" and choose for Windows Media Player to NOT automatically rip the CD when I insert it into the CD-ROM drive, but it does anyway!!! It also takes a while before it lets me click the "Stop Rip" button, and by that time the first song is already ripped and stored in my library. Has anyone else here who have used Windows Media Player to rip songs from CD's experienced the same problem? Could it be a defect in the software??? Since Windows Media Player is often the "main" media player on computers, would it hurt to completely delete it and use another program such as RealPlayer, etc.? Thanks.
    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    I recommend Real Player, I find it's excellent for ripping tracks and burning cds.
    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    Real player and WMP are total shit for ripping CDs. Realplayer is no better than spyware, and WMP takes ten years to rip a cd.

    Go with Nero Smartstart or Nero Express.
    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    I've never really had that problem. Before I rip, I check what I want and click Start Rip.
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    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    Quote by Baloo
    Real player and WMP are total shit for ripping CDs. Realplayer is no better than spyware, and WMP takes ten years to rip a cd.

    Go with Nero Smartstart or Nero Express.


    Nero is awesome!! it works SO much better that WMP or real!!
    meh
    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    FreeRIP works good too.
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    • 12 years 23 days ago
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    Used to have that problem with WMP even when inserting CDs to play them

    but yes do disable the protection for your own good.

    btw WMP never took me ten years to rip a CD. try cleaning the CD first (toothpaste works wonders here) and/or using another drive.

    also I've never heard of anyone deleting WMP.. I thought that was integrated (and by that I mean not into every fucking part of the OS like IE is) into windows as well
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    • 12 years 4 days ago
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    Can anyone tell me how to burn music from a CD to another CD using Window's Media Player 11? I don't want to rip the music from my CD to my library but to another CD.
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    • 12 years 4 days ago
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    click the burn tab and drag-and-drop your songs that you want to burn into your burn list

    click the arrow underneath it to switch from data CD to audio CD if needed

    (the difference is that an audio CD can be played in any CD player, and a data CD has all your song files on it so you can play it in a CD-based mp3/wma player)

    insert CD and click start burn.
    • 12 years 4 days ago
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    I recently figured out how to rip songs from my CDs and onto my computer.
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    i had this problem too and found a solution. in windows vista go to control panel and there to the autoplay settings (i don't know what it is in english, i have german windows) and there disable the setting "automatically rip cd" or so for audio cd media.
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