Feb 10, 2002, 01:08 PM
I have some original cd's that I want to put on my hard drive.
I obviously cant just copy and paste them
what kind of software do I need to convert them so I will be able to listen to them from my hard drive and not the cd?
Feb 10, 2002, 01:12 PM
i should mention that I have XP as my OS
Feb 10, 2002, 02:46 PM
You will want to rip (extract) the audio tracks to audio (wave, MP3 or WMA) files on your hard drive. You can't just copy them because the CD does not contain files, it contains tracks. Download and install dBPowerAMP from www.dbpoweramp.com Run the dMC Audio CD Input from the dBPowerAMP menu and extract the CD to your hard drive. You can extract to MP3s directly to save space instead of extracting to wave files (which would require about 50 MB per 5 minute song). I suggest using the LAME encoder and a bitrate of about 192 kbs (this will make the file about 15% of the size of a wave file with virtually the same quality).