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Ripping and Burning with
Windows Media Player 10

To rip tracks from an audio CD with Windows Media Player 10

1. Insert your CD into the CD drive.
2. On the File menu, point to CDs and Devices, point to Rip Audio CD, and then click the CD drive that contains the audio CD that you want to rip. The Rip feature is displayed and all tracks are selected to be ripped if you have not previously ripped them from the CD.
3. If there are any tracks that you do not want to rip, clear the check box next to them. You can select the check box at the top of the list to clear or select the check boxes next to all tracks.
4. Click the Rip Music button

• The Player adds volume leveling values to tracks when you rip them.
• The selected tracks are ripped to your My Music folder by default and are displayed in the Library feature. The My Music folder contains subfolders, labeled with the name of the artist or group, or labeled Various Artists if more than one artist is on the album. You can change the folder where your music files are stored.

You can set the following options by using the Rip Music tab:
● Change the storage location for CD tracks.
● Specify whether tracks are ripped to your computer in Windows Media Audio (WMA) or MP3 format.
● Protect ripped tracks from illegal distribution, copying, and sharing.
● Specify the sound quality of music copied in the Windows Media Audio format.

To access the Rip Music tab: On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Rip Music tab.

To burn your own CD with Windows Media Player 10

1. On the File menu, point to CDs and Devices, and then click Burn Audio CD. The Burn feature is displayed.
2. In the Items to Burn pane (the left side of Burn), select the playlist in your library that contains the digital media files that you want to burn.
3. To add digital media files from other playlists or categories in your library to the playlist of items to burn, or to remove items from the playlist, click the Edit Playlist button. The number of selected items and total time is displayed at the bottom of the Items to Burn pane.
4. If necessary, clear any check boxes for items that you do not want to burn.
5. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW in your CD drive.
6. If necessary, when using a CD-RW disc, click the Erase disk button to erase the CD.
7. If you want to change recording or data CD settings, such as the CD write speed or quality level, click the Display properties and settings button.
8. In the Items on Device pane (the right side of Burn), select Audio CD, Data CD, or HighMAT Audio
9. Click the Start Burn button.

Before items are burned to your CD, they are inspected and, in some cases, converted to a different file type. This process takes several minutes.
• Playback may be affected if you try to play an audio CD while also burning a CD. It is recommended that you do not try to perform any other actions while burning a CD.
• If you are using a CD-R, you cannot burn additional tracks to the CD after burning is completed. If you are using a CD-RW, you can erase the entire CD before using the Player to burn items to the CD again.
• You can rearrange the items in the Items to Burn pane by dragging them to the position that represents the order in which you want them to be burned.
• If Will not fit appears next to selected items in the Items to Burn pane, the selected items are not burned to the CD. Will not fit appears next to selected tracks for audio CDs even if the total time of the tracks you selected exactly matches the CD length, because the Player inserts two seconds between the tracks that it burns to a CD.
• The Player automatically converts a multi-channel audio file to a stereo file (a process known as folding down) when you burn it to a CD.

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