WINDOWS 7 WILL NOT RIP CDS NOW

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    SO I go to rip a cd, while listening in bottom left hand screen I see this "down loading something for library something" and a down load arrow point down and blinking

    Also i note both my flash drives are blinking like a train wreck, SO I JUST YANKED THEM OUT
    assuming MS windows media mutants are up to something.

    I try to rip screen CD again and get some box info about windows does not have copys rights and maybe i should do a system restore'

    QUESTION how can i stop my flash drive from being coped again

    QUESTIOn 2 how can i rip a lossless cd to my library again

    hope these questions helps others as well.

    J
     
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    If this is about Windows 7, I would recommend going to the Windows 7 forums instead of the XP forums.
     
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    often 7 questions are answered here when using a xp wmp device on 7
    and please when possible provide directions to recommend places,
    cause many of those places are night mares as was the one i just went to.

    How ever this place here below is not too much of a geeked out rabbit hole-

    https://www.w7forums.com/

    good luck in your journeys
     
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    You could just save yourself a lot of headaches by NOT using WMP for anything especially ripping CDs. There are so many superior third-party utilities for ripping such as the one Katie Boundary recommends in this thread (CDex).

    For videos or music VLC or MPC come to mind but there way too many others to list here and they all are way better than WMP - I can't even remember the last time I opened WMP in any version of Windows other than accidentally clicking on a web link.
     
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    I'm going to make a recommendation here. There's a plethora of audio players/streamers for XP and higher that can play any digital audio format - The one I've been using for over 10 years is AIMP (Android version also available, free, no ads or junk).

    Playlists, CD-ripper/audio converter etc. All of it. Why do I like it so much? It has the most bad-ass skins of any Windows media player!

    [​IMG]

    Of course it's also portable. Tons of skins to choose from.

    Check it out!
     
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    thanks Clippy

    really looking for zero bells and whistles
    I ONLY USE LOSSLESS
    what i am looking for is to really fix what I got, WMP.. but it has gone nuts.
    I have playlist that wont delete , its dragging up my flash s for music.
    I think all this happen cause i deleted wins media control center, on this 7 i am typing from

    I only need to rip a cd to a lossless file so i can put it on a flash to use on my marantz cd player and would want a real simple skin.

    is there a simple ripper that has zero spyware on it
     
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    CDex
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The recent reincarnation of CDex has seen a number of sponsored programs being automatically selected during installation with little information about their nature.
    Scan results suggest there may be a substantial risk to any system these are installed on along with the source code no longer being publicly accessible, preventing independent code review.

    This project should be considered as exploited by the new maintainer and should not be trusted. This project should not be trusted or installed on your machine.
     
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    I apologise and admit I have never used CDEX and was merely going with another member's suggestion - I can however personally recommend 2 that I have used on all my Windows boxen.

    The above AIMP can rip your CD to various formats including lossless (WAV and FLAC).

    [​IMG]

    It automatically queries CDDB to automatically populate Artist/Album/Title fields prior to ripping.

    Yes - another one I use regularly is FRE:AC (Free Audio Converter).

    [​IMG]

    Like AIMP it queries CDDB to populate Artist/Album/Title fields and supports ripping to lossless formats.

    I have used both of these for years on countless PCs because they are both portable so I run them from USB flash drive - no installation necessary.

    Don't use WMP for anything. Just don't.
     
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    Audacity?? I have a portable version (thumb drive). You can do all kinds of magical things with Audacity, it works on my '7' laptop. Has not been turned on for near a year, so I dont know if it would still do rips. Same as with my '10' computer. I dont do anything with 10.
     
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    Audacity excellent if you want to get down and dirty, ie editing /mixing or other creative stuff with the audio stream. For ripping, changing format or simply listening to the music, I use VLC player, or Exact Audio Copy.

    I DO use WMP though.

    For playing MIDI files, it is very convenient, allowing the stop/start/pause controls to be used just as if it were an audio stream. Also particularly in XP, said MIDI file easily played on a musical instrument (keyboards) as opposed to the PC's sound output, thanks to XP's setting applet providing this option. Linux's MIDI players more sophisticated, (or stark command line based) but for simply playing an imported MIDI file on my keyboards, NOTHING beats WMP as long as it is on XP!
     
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    thank you very much CLIPPY
    I am told,,,,,wav and Lossless are not the same, I need a lossless program, to get the exact copy of the CD to play as a lossless file, that can run from a flash or put to make a CD. I am listening to this stuff, so really looking for a buggless non rocket ship dashboard experience,,,,,,just simple cd to lossless file SO DOES THIS PROGRAM DO "LOSSLESS" PERIOD.
     
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    Wav is uncompressed, so takes up a lot of storage space. Usually lossless, but you do come across lossy conversions in Wav format.

    FLAC is lossless, but is compressed, so takes up less space. Processor overhead committed to decompression is not apparent when LISTENING to audio.
     
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