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 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, Jerry "Ian D. Nichols" <inich@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/23/2011 04:19 PM Please respond to guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject [guispeak] Ripping tracks from a CD Hi, 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 Ian D. Nichols, Toronto, Canada Nothing in this message is intended to constitute an electronic signature unless a specific statement to the contrary is included in this message. Confidentiality Note: This message is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed. It may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, transmission, dissemination or other use, or taking of any action in reliance upon this message by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you received this message in error, please contact the sender and delete it from your computer.