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Copying Music From Window Media Player to a Zip Drive

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by donsor, May 23, 2015.

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  1. donsor

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    I have my music files in the Windows Media Player where I rip and burn CDs. However, I would like to copy some of the music files into a zip drive. I know how to transfer other files but have not done it with a CD. How can I do that? And, can I play the file straight from the zip drive? Or do I need load the Windows Media Player program in order to be able to work with the CDs?
     
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    you should be able to copy them over just like any other file. when you want to play them, all you have to do is to navigate to the zip drive from within the media player. you do not have to install anything special.
     
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    As noted, the files that are stored for use by WMP, can simply be copied to the ZIP drive. Whether or not they will play, I'm not sure as the seek times and read speeds of a ZIP drive are not that fast.

    Also, as you are still using a ZIP drive, you are using an old OS (likely XP). Not that it matters, but just as an FYI, ZIP drives are not supported on Vista/Win7 and newer OS's. So WHEN you ever upgrade the OS or have to replace the PC, all of the files on the ZIP discs will no longer be accessible. Plan accordingly.
     
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    learning something new everyday. My zip drives were the ones I've had since XP. I now have Win7 in both my PCs. Do they sell Zip drives compatible with Win7? Also while at it, is there compatibility issues with hard drives and optical drives also as far as OS is concerned?


    Thanks again
     
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    As for HDD's and optical drives, no, the only limitation is dictated by the motherboard supporting the drive type (ie: IDE or SATA). Most new motherboards no longer contain IDE controllers. As with ZIP drives, it would also be a non-issue for any HDD's as their size would be smallish anyway. Optical IDE drives would need to be replaced.
     
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