[guispeak] Re: Ripping tracks from a CD

  • From: "Ian D. Nichols" <inich@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:29:03 -0500

Hi Gerald,

Thanks very much for the several suggestions.  I actually have Goldwave on my 
new PC, and had looked at it, but had somehow missed its ability to rip tracks 
from a CD.  I gave it a try, and it worked just fine.

Thanks again.


Ian D. Nichols,
Toronto, Canada

From: gerald.g.weichbrodt@xxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 7:59 AM
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Ripping tracks from a CD

Hi Ian,
Windows Media Player should be able to do the job for you.  You might want to 
go into its options and change the recording format for ripped tracks from 
Windows Media to MP3 if indeed that's what you want.  Victor Stream will 
actually play unprotected WMA files, so you don't have to switch to MP3 format 
if you don't want to.  I'll just mention that, in my personal opinion, there 
are some issues with Victor Stream's playback of WMA files that annoy me--some 
noise and distortion issues.  I keep hoping Humanware can address the issue, 
but I'm not sure they're convinced it even is an issue.

You do have other options.  Gold Wave has a CD ripper.  See www.goldwave.com.  
There's also the very popular open source CDex program specifically for ripping 
tracks from CD's.  It lives at http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/.

Hope this helps,

      "Ian D. Nichols" <inich@xxxxxxxxxx> 
      Sent by: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      01/23/2011 04:19 PM Please respond to

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            Subject [guispeak] Ripping tracks from a CD 



6 months ago  I copied a CD onto my Victor Reader Stream, a process that 
involved “ripping” (an ugly expression!) and changing them to .mp3 files.  That 
was with Windows xp and JAWS 9.
A major crash 3 months ago forced me to get a new PC, Windows 7 and JAWS 12.
I can’t remember how I did it six months ago, and browsing through all the 
programs on the new machine has jogged no memory cells.
Could some one please point me to a program, already on the PC or not, that 
will enable me to do this?
Thanks in advance.
Ian D. Nichols,
Toronto, Canada

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