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Windows 7: Audio CDs - Rip with Windows Media Player 12

Audio CDs - Rip with Windows Media Player 12

How to Rip Audio CDs using Windows Media Player 12
Published by Jonathan_King
17 May 2010
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How to Rip Audio CDs with WMP 12

Note   Note
The N and KN editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center

1. Insert the audio CD into the drive.

2. Open Windows Media Player. Type media player into the start menu and press enter.

3. Select your CD in the left pane.
4. Change whatever settings you need in the Rip Settings menu.
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5. Click the Rip button.
6. Wait for it to finish, and that's it!
08 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium
I don't have menu item Rip in my WMP12

Win 7 home premium..............WMP12 but no menu item that says Rip or RIP CD.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3strokes View Post
Win 7 home premium..............WMP12 but no menu item that says Rip or RIP CD.
Hello 3strokes,

Could you please post a screenshot of what you see in WMP?

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09 Jun 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium
It works

If I open my WMP, it has no Rip CD menu item even after I insert a CD....... But, with my WMP closed, if I insert a CD and it starts as Auto-Play then the Rip CD (and Rip Settings) Menu item(s) appear.

Thanks for the quick reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Make sure you select the CD from the left pane, if you insert the CD after WMP is open,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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