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  1. mcseguy9

    mcseguy9 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone. I got a new CD for Christmas (Josh Groben - Closer) and wanted to rip the files to the hard drive to listen to at work (instead of from the CD). This way I can leave the CD at home. The problem is that when I look at the CD from My Computer I don't see any music files...

    I've never seen this before so I don't know how to rip them onto my hard drive (in .wav or .mp3 format). Does anyone know anything about this?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You need a program to rip them, I recommend CDex, a free CD ripping application. It'll turn them into MP3 files for you, which is what you want for listening on a computer, much smaller than WAV files.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm used to using dbPowerAmp Music Converter (I prefer it over CDex). When I run that program it doesn't see any files to be ripped on the CD. It's very strange. But then when I went to the CD drive through My Computer I didn't see any files there, either. If you think that CDex will work, even though db did not, I'll give it a try. Thanks.
     
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    If you can play them with WMP, I don't see any reason that a CD ripper can't see them. Perhaps there's something amiss with the configuration of your machine?
     
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    I haven't tried playing them with WMP. I'm using Winamp. Does that make a difference?
     
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    i just opened it in WMP. i could see the files. i tweaked the copy options in WMP and am copying the files right now. hopefully it will work well (they'll play well).
     
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    WMP doesn't give you much quality in the MP3 files it created as I recall, but then I don't use WMP at all. I use WinAmp for playing MP3 and CD audio and CDex for ripping CD's.
     
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    Fortunately, the quality is fine, actually good having used WMP to rip the CD. Unfortunately, though, the last track on the CD wouldn't rip. It would get to 99% than put out an error in WMP about some I/O problem. I was using a copy of the CD for this ripping, so maybe that's it. I don't know. But hey, at least I was able to rip all but one of the songs onto my hard drive. I like it this way much better.
     
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