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Windows 7: ripping cd with win7

23 Feb 2012   #1

wint 64bit
ripping cd with win7

Hi, I have bought a cd which I wish to add to my cd collection on my pc. I insert the cd and winsows media player will find it and download all the cd information and list it ok. It then starts the ripping process by listing all the tracks as pending, but will not rip anything. You can hear the cd head tracking but nothing else. The same happens in itunes. I have another pc with XP as the OS and the cd will rip ok on that version of media player. So far this is the only cd that I have had trouble with. Any suggestions?

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23 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Try the free Audiograbber CD ripping program (what I use) and see if that works OK. I just responded to a post on the Dell forum to a user with a WMP ripping problem.

Audiograbber, free CD ripper, mp3 encoder and audio recorder for Windows
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24 Feb 2012   #3

wint 64bit
ripping cd with win7

Thanks for that reply. I will try that and let you know the result. Incidently my PC is a Dell also.
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

You can have a shot with WinAmp too.
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25 Feb 2012   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Ripping via Winamp IMO is the best method --especially if you want your music to be playable at decent quality.

Winamp rips to FLAC (LOSSLESS COMPRESSION) directly (as well as loads of other Codecs) and also plays back FLAC too.

MP3 is OK for Ipods with those HIDEOUS bud earphones but using any sensible set of cans most MP3 compression rates are too hideous to listen to -- artifacts, clicks etc etc.

At 320 kbs you probably are OK but if storing music on a computer where Disk storage is CHEAP keep the LOSSLESS original and then transfer this as MP3 to an ipod if you must.

It's simple to convert FLAC to mp3 or other codecs if you have to.

You'll regret it a few years later when you've probably got better equipment and disk storage is even cheaper than today. You'll say I wish I could have made a better quality copy than the 128 kbs mp3 recording you've got while the original CD is long since lost etc.

Most decent portable music players these days will play FLAC directly -- I use the TINY 8GB SANSA clip zip with a supplementary 32GB micro sd card. Brilliant and cheap piece of kit. 32GB + 8 GB is plenty for storing enough music on even at FLAC quality. Remember it's a portable player not a FIXED piece if kit.

Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip - Gadgets -

BTW you can RE-CREATE the original CD again in THE ORIGINAL QUALITY from the FLAC rip by downloading (Free) the Nero mega plugin pack.

When you create the CD again it will connect to Gracenote and re-title the tracks again for you just like the original so you can always create the original CD if you need to !!).

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26 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 10 64 bit

I always rip to wav, which is full fidelity. If I want a compressed file later, I'll convert it. I have a small recording studio and am not a fan of the (less than full fidelity) compressed files such as MP3.
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