To rip tracks from an audio
CD with Windows Media Player 10
1. Insert your CD into the CD drive.
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
• The Player adds volume
leveling values to tracks when you rip them.
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
● Change the storage location for
● Specify whether tracks are ripped
to your computer in Windows Media Audio (WMA) or MP3
● Protect ripped tracks from illegal
distribution, copying, and sharing.
the sound quality of music copied in the Windows Media
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
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
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
• 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.
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.
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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