[bct] problems with CD rom drive

  • From: "Missy Hoppe" <melissah@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 17:06:56 -0400

Hello, all. I'm experiencing a really weird computer-related problem, and 
I'm hoping that it's something that can be easily fixed.
I was going to try and rip some of my books on CD to audio so that I could 
send them to my bookport. I don't have any dedicated CD ripping software 
because I haven't found anything accessible to use under Windows XP yet. 
Anyway, to make a long story a bit shorter, I tried to investigate the CD 
reading options in goldwave, and it said their was an error. It wasn't any 
more specific than that, but no matter what I tried, it wouldn't do 
anything with the CD I had in my drive. Similarly, I tried putting a CD in 
to see if perhaps Windows Media player would rip it for me, and it also had 
an error. Neither program would tell me specificly what the problem was, 
but it would seem that for whatever mysterious reason, I'm not able to rip 
CDs. Windows Media Player would play a CD, but that was about it.
Any ideas? Am I somehow missing some driver files or something? Windows 
Media player was ripping CDs for me a couple weeks back, but naturally, at 
that time, I hadn't thought of the idea of trying to put some of my audio 
CD books into MP3 format for the bookport.
Does anyone know how I might go about fixing this problem, or I suppose a 
better question might be, does anyone know the best software I can use for 
the purpose described above? Ideally, I'd like to make a single mp3 file 
from all the tracks of each individual CD; that way, a book such as one of 
the Harry Potter books would consist of 24 mp3 files rather than tons of 
really little files. Any assistance any of you can provide in this 
situation would be extremely appreciated.
Thank you all very much for reading this, and I hope that everyone is 
having a great day.

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