how can i rip songs from cd to pc.folder

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  1. frank47

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    Want to rip songs from my cd to a folder on my computer to use as background music in my movies.But so far all i can do is rip to media player.Which i cannot use in my movies.Can you help? o_O
     
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    Thanks Icen,I think that will work.
     
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    here are some more programs which may help you with movies :) bit off topic i know, but if there's anything specific you need i may be able to help with links, as i have lots

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/programs.php?categoryid=6&subcategoryid=74&ProgramID=453
    http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/SoftwareHouse/Products/Audio_Master/Freeware/freeware.phtml
    http://www.alparysoft.com/prod/compression/index.php
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/asxmaker.html
    http://www.am-soft.ru/aviedit.html
    http://flaskmpeg.sourceforge.net/

    i also found this which claims to "edit movies on your PC, and capture the contents of your desktop...direct download from http://tucows.velocom.com.ar/files2/AV3demosetup.exe
    :D
     
  5. rerun2

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    I use Exact Audio Copy for my music cd rips.

    There is a terrific guide on how to create the highest quality mp3s using Exact Audio Copy at this site http://www.bestmp3guide.com/
    Just be sure you use EAC version 0.9 beta 4 and the LAME 3.90.3 encoder.
    Downloads for both can be found on that site.

    CDex is also quite good http://www.cdex.n3.net/

    Both programs are free.
     
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    dear frank47, use Audiograbber for the easiest and near perfect rip. EAC is very very good but still its in BETA stage :( use LAME encoder and if you are ripping at bitrate 320 then you can also use BLADE http://bladeenc.mp3.no/
     
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    Actually EAC is very stable, particularly the version mentioned in the guide. I personally have had no problems with it. And im sure a lot of others do not either, as this is the standard ripper for ubernet. ubernet is a a collection of (DirectConnect) hubs where people share there own high quality rips. Each user has to follow this standard to be admitted. The only complaint that can be made about EAC is that it has a lot of options and can be seen as not user friendly. However that is where the guide comes in... it is a great walk through and if one follows it step by step they should have no problems setting up EAC and configuring it. It will be worth it, knowing you now have ripped the "highest quality" mp3s ;) . And believe me, the difference is VERY noticable, even if compared to cdex, a ripper that is also very highly regarded. Just try it for yourself, you wont be disappointed :)

    Ripping at 320 bitrate is not really necessary. If you rip with variable bitrate it will offer much better fidelity and a smaller file size.

    Lastly...
    Stay away from BLADE period! Especially if you are planning to use it to encode at a high bitrate (128 and above). They once had a very serious bug in it that created very noticable distortion to anything encoded above 16khz. So you can imagine the problems, since most mp3s are 128 bit files and above. As I see it, even if this bug has been fixed, there is no reason not to use L.A.M.E. It is open source and based upon the Fronhoffer codec which was the creator of the mp3 format.
     
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    Want to thank you all for your passing on your knowledge.will try some of your suggestions,but I want to say Im not a pro, just like to make movies of family pics. Thanks again.
     
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    dear rerun2, i used EAC and it is great when ripping scratched CDs but for bypassing security measures i found Audiograbber to be the best. i'm not a Ubernet member and sharing personal rips can get very when muddy when you consider the legal issues. anyway i used BLADE and i use it when i want ISO standard MP3s. yes you are right about variable bitrate and in that case LAME is my favourite. BLADE has that old bug fixed a longtime ago. anyway opinions might differ and this is the right place to showcase it. for me Fraunhofer is 1st, LAME is 2nd and BLADE comes 3rd. i really miss XING.

    dear frank47, its quite ok and for your purpose i suggest you try both variable bitrate and constant bitrate 128 and compare the filesize. whichever is smaller, use it.
     
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    Thanks iceni60 I downloaded free rip.Suits my meager use.
     
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    I am not a ubernet member either (for the obvious security reasons in file sharing as well as the legal issues which you mentioned), but thought I would mention it in case people were concerned about the stability and qaulity of EAC. And with so many users using ubernet it might help prove this point.

    Just curious but what are these security measures you speak of? I have actually heard a little bit about this a year or more ago, but nothing recently. I personally have had no problems ripping my cds with EAC though. Some of which are quite new. So perhaps I have not purchased any cds with this protection? Would there not be legal issues as well for breaking such security protection?

    Thanks for updating me about BLADE :) . I figured it would have been addressed by now as it really was quite an old bug. I have only heard a little bit about XING. To my knowledge it encoded very fast but quality and fidelity were lacking. Do you remember the XING media player before it was taken over by REAL networks? That was a rather nice player.

    heh you are right, I think I got carried away. :oops:
     
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    hope its what you were looking for :)
     
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    Iceni60 Never get sick of someone whos trying to help me. Thanks again.
     
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    dear rerun2, i'm talking about those copy protection methods music industry is using. breaking those measures is not illegal as long as you are using the ripped tracks yourself. yes i remember XING media player, its still very nice though the drivers are very old.
     
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    Yeah I believe those are the same protection methods that I read about a year ago. One that i read of would not allow you to play the cd on a computer at all. I wonder if there was any truth to that one. But as I recall some people were using very obscure methods to break the protection. Lately I have not heard much about these types of protection though. Anyways thanks for the discussion AMRX and clearing some things up for me :)
     
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    dear rerun2, yes those CDs are for real and i experienced that problem myself.
     
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