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Old 01-08-04, 11:30 PM
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Getting Music From A Store-Bought CD To An mp3 Player

Excuse my stupidity, but how do you get music from a store-bought CD to an mp3 player? I have Windows Media Player and Nero Burning software that came with my CD-RW.

I've always loaded my mp3 player with mp3's I've downloaded, but want to do the above if possible.

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Old 01-09-04, 05:27 AM
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http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
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1. Use Media Player 9 to copy the CD to your library.
2. Select the tracks in Media Library and right-click, selecting "Copy to CD or Device"
3. On the "Copy To CD or Device" portion of Media Player 9, select your MP3 player from the drop-down destination and hit "copy"

Of course, this only works if your MP3 supports WMA files and if Windows Media Player 9 supports your MP3 player. My friend has a Creative Nomad 3 and this process works great.
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I usually use musicmatch software (www.musicmatch.com) to rip my CDs to mp3 format. Then just copy the mp3s to your player the same way you have previously. If you decide to use WMP9, there may be something you have to turn off (in order to copy your MP3s to another device). I think there's some copy protection turned on in WMP9 that you have to turn off so you can copy your mp3s to other devices.
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I use CDex with the Lame encoder to convert my CDs into MP3s to transfer to my iPod.

I run both of my optical drives at the same time too, to speed up the process.
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Originally posted by Draven
I use CDex with the Lame encoder to convert my CDs into MP3s to transfer to my iPod.

I run both of my optical drives at the same time too, to speed up the process.
Another vote for CDex here. Great, easy-to-use program and very fast.
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Another vote for CDex, which is not only great quality and fast, but completely free. Download it here .

For even better quality, go with Exact Audio Copy, using the LAME encoder. It's a bit more technical, but it's great, and also free.

For a step-by-step tutorial on configuring EAC and LAME, along with download links, go here.
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Exact Audio Copy and RazorLame (a LAME frontend). Both are completely free and the highest quality you're likely to find. Both are very easy to use.
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Why not just use Exact Audio Copy as the LAME front end? It has the capability and saves you a step.
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Here's what I do:

http://www.chrismyden.com/nuke/article.php?sid=116
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Originally posted by Blake
Here's what I do:

http://www.chrismyden.com/nuke/article.php?sid=116
That's the second link I provided in my post above. Great minds think a lot!

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