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I have a cd that a friend burned for me and the songs on the cd are mp3. I need step by step instructions on how to get those ripped to my libary, because me just doing it the regular way doesnt work.

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Hypothetically, if you have files on a disc, you'd drag and drop them somewhere on your computer.... such as your "my music" folder in your documents folder.

iTunes and Media Player use this as a default "search" path for new files, and it should add into the library automatically.

If they still don't show up, drag and drop them from the music folder into whatever program you are using to manually add them.

You can't rip a data disc with files on it like you could rip an audio CD with music on it. Different formats. =-]

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I have a Dimension 3100 and i am unable to play my CD player in order to transfer songs to my music library. This program used to work great. What doi do?


Hi 123joebiz,

Open the Windows Media Player, insert your CD, go to Rip Toolbar and rip all your preferred songs as MP3.

Hope this helps you a lot.

Thank you for using FixYa!

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How to Play iTunes Music on Windows Media Player


There's a good chance when you buy music from the iTunes Store that the files that you download will be copy protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM system. It's a great system that protects the rights of the artist and publisher by making it difficult for the consumer to distribute copyrighted material. However, DRM can also be very restrictive by stopping you playing legally purchased music on your MP3 compatible hardware. So, what happens if you want to play your DRM'ed music on a non-iPod?

This tutorial will show you a way to produce DRM-free music that doesn't require any special software that you would normally need to buy. All you'll need is the iTunes software, and a blank CD (preferably a rewritable (CD-RW)).

Before we begin, check for any updates that are available for your iTunes installation, or download the latest version from the iTunes website。


Configuring iTunes to burn and rip an audio CD

CD Burner Settings: In order to set up the iTunes software to burn an audio CD, you first need to go into the settings menu and select the correct disc format. To do this, click on the Edit tab on the main menu and select Preferences from the menu list. On the preferences screen, select the Advanced tab, followed by the Burning tab. First, make sure your CD burner is selected from the drop-down menu alongside the CD Burner option. Next, Select audio CD as the disc format that is to be written by your CD drive.

CD Import Settings: While you are still in the preferences menu, click on the Importing tab to access the CD ripping settings. Verify that the On CD Insert option is set to Ask to Import CD. Next, set the Import Using option to a format of your choice; the MP3 Encoder is your best choice if you want to import audio CDs as MP3 files that play on virtually all compatible devices. Choose an encoding bitrate from the Setting option; 128Kbps is the normal setting that is good enough for the average listener. And finally, make sure the Automatically Retrieve CD Track Names From Internet and Create File Names With Track Numbers and both checked. Click the OK button to save your settings.

Making a custom playlist

To be able to burn your DRM copy protected songs to audio CD you will need to make a custom playlist (File > New Playlist). You can add music tracks to a playlist easily by dragging and dropping them from your music library to your newly created playlist. For instructions on how to achieve this, why not follow our tutorial on How to Create a Custom Playlist Using iTunes.

While creating a playlist, make sure that the total playing time (displayed at the bottom of the screen) doesn't exceed the capacity of the CD-R or CD-RW you are using; typically, the total playing time of a 700Mb CD is 80 minutes.


Burning an Audio CD Using a Playlist

Once you have created a playlist, simply left-click it (located under the playlists section in the left pane), and then click on the File tab on the main menu, followed by Burn Playlist to Disc. The CD drive tray should now automatically eject so you can insert a blank disc; ideally use a rewriteable disc ( CD-RW) so you can reuse it multiple times. Before iTunes starts burning the DRM protected songs, it will remind you that creating an audio CD is for your own personal use only; once you have read this notice, click on the Proceed button to start burning.

Ripping an audio CD

The final step in this tutorial is to import (rip) the songs that you burned onto audio CD, back to digital music files. We have already configured iTunes (step 1) to encode any audio CD that is inserted into the CD drive as MP3 files and so this stage of the process will be mostly automatic. To start ripping your audio CD, simply insert it into your CD drive and click the Yes button to start. For a more in-depth look at this process, read the tutorial on How to Import CD Tracks Using iTunes.

Once this stage is complete, all the files that have been imported into your music library will be free from DRM; you will be able to transfer them to any device that supports MP3 playback.

Note:The only downside in using this method is that if you have a lot of files that you need to convert, then it ends up a slow and tedious process. With this in mind, use a legal drm removal tool if you have a large quantity that you need to convert.

on Aug 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to transfer windows media player muisc to iTunes


You may have some music on Windows Media Player, and you want to add them into iTunes library for your new iPod or iPhone. Or you may want to move your iTunes bought music to Windows Media Player for portable devices such as Zen, Zune, Phone, Sansa, Archos, MP3/MP4 Player, etc. It’s easy to do that. And this guide will show the steps to do the job.

Part1. Transfer Windows Media Player music to iTunes

Step1. Open iTunes and select the File -- Add Folder to Library menu.

Step2. Browse to your Windows Media Player music folder. iTunes will ask you where your songs are located, which by default will be in your My Music folder on Windows XP, or in your Music folder on Vista.

Step3. Convert Windows Media Player songs to AAC format (.m4a). If you have files in WMA format, you will be prompted to convert those WMA files to AAC. This is a necessary step if you want those tracks available to play on your iPod or iPhone. If you have a large music library in WMA format, converting WMA to AAC may take a long time. Plan to do this at a time when you can leave your computer on and walk away to do something else for awhile. You can also import your WMA files as MP3 instead, which also allows them to work with your iPod, but makes them more portable if you buy something else in the future.

iTunes doesn't modify your original music files from Windows Media Player. It leaves those songs in their original location and makes copies in your iTunes music folder.


Part2. Transfer iTunes music to Windows Media Player

Because iTunes music has DRM protection, you can't easily import the music into Windows Media Player by drag and drop. There are two ways to transfer protected music from iTunes to Windows Media Player.

Method1. You can use iTunes to burn the music to a blank CD at first, then use Windows Media Player to rip the music CD, the DRM protection will be remove during the ripping process, then you can rip the CD into WMP library. This way is good for tranferring a few music. For large mount of music, it would take a really long time to transfer music.

Method2. If you don't have blank CD disk or you have many iTunes music need to transferred to windows media player. You can use DRM Media Converter. It can legally convert the protected iTunes music to non-protected MP3 music, then you can easily drag and drop the MP3 music into Windows Media Player.

Step1. Download and install the DRM Media Converter , the file size is about 7 MB. I have scaned it with Norton Virus protector and AVG spayware protector, it's safe without any warning.

Step2. Run the DRM Media Converter, Click Add to import iTunes music, which by default will be in My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music .Or you can run iTunes, click Edit -- Advanced Tab, there you will see where your iTunes media folder location.

Step3. Set the output audio format as "MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)"

Step4. Click Start to run the conversion, it will take a little bit time to finish the job, then click Browse to located your converted mp3 files, drag them into Windows Media Player, done.

on Feb 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do i put songs on my xbox


Follow these steps :
1.
Burn CDs. The easiest way to put music on your Xbox 360 is to rip CDs from your own collection. Simply insert your favorite CD in you Xbox 360 and then pull up the secondary menu with the Xbox logo button. Then select "Rip CD" from the menu to transfer the tracks from the CD to your Xbox hard drive.
2.
Sync your computer with your Xbox 360. If you have Windows XP Media Edition or Windows Vista (any edition) and a wireless connection your computer will be able to detect your Xbox 360 and can share media with it. Simply find the "Windows Media Extension" tool on your PC and follow the prompts to stream video to your Xbox 360.

Nov 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer does not burn cd's anymore. it only burns a couple songs then finalizes the disk and ejects it.


It is something to do with the buffering memory ..and it may be caused by multiple devices being running ..and not having enough ram memory ..or just a faulty program ..depending on what you use as burn program ..you may need to reinstall it ..or use another edition ..or another program ..If this is caused by windows burner ..it may be a faulty windows..Just reinstall windows in teh system ..and if after that will do the same it means the writer is damaged and you need another one ..It may be even a mechanical issue on it ..or so ..strange thing is that it does burn a few songs ..
Another issue may be the choice of your format for teh song s..if your aim is to make an mp3 disk with 100 or so songs on it ..and you only burn 12 up t 20 of them and the disk goes to finalizing ..it means your burning is chosen to make audio CD ..and will make tracks on it ..and will not be able to burn them but in the time limit ..of 80 minutes..
use Nero in this case and choose to make a mp3 CD ..instead music one ..When you choose general music CD ..it will always make tracks on it ..so even if the originals are mp3-es it will convert them to regular tracks and will only be 15 tunes on the disk ..

Sep 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension B110 PC Desktop

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I have a number of RiDiscs with 4.7GB of material ( lectures) that I want to download on smaller discs so that I can play on my car cd player. How do I accomplish this?


The easiest way:

check the item on the link below:

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Copy your audio file from the disc to a USB (pen drive) I am assuming your files are in mp3 format. Else use the audio ripping software mentioned below to rip the audio file and save in mp3 format and copy that file into the pen drive/SD card.

Connect the transmitter to your cigarette lighter adapter. Turn your car radio on. Tune the FM channel to a frequency, where there is no radio channels. Note that frequency. There will be a + and minus button on the transmitter. Press it up or down to bring the transmitter to the noted frequency. You can now hear the audio through your radio.

Different options of this transmitter are available. Some use a SD card instead of USB drive. All cost around $25.00

The second method is to rip the audio files to your hard disc. Use any software. For an example,
Check the link below:

http://www.freerip.com/


Download and Install. If your cd player is capable of playing MP3 files, rip the audio files from your disc as mp3 files to your hard disk. copy them to regular cd's. (assuming you have a CD burning software)

If your cd player is not capable of playing mp3 files, rip them and save as .wav files.

Then you need a cd burning software.

Go to the link below:

http://alternativeto.net/desktop/k3b/?platform=windows

Download K3B. Install

Open it. Select, a new audio project.
Drag your .wav files into it. Burn it. and you are ready to go.

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How to change my cd to MP3?


you can rip CD tracks to MP3 using Windows Media Player. Once you have the songs ripped, you can then copy the MP3 files of several CDs to a single CD using Windows Explorer to burn the MP3 files to the CD

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I rip a music CD to my music then burn it to blank CD. It will play on my car player but not on my Hi-Fi or radio-CD player. All the procedures are MP3 and the discs are formatted "Mastered". My...


sounds like you burned it as a mp3 which you can play on certain mp3 compatible audio devices but your hifi and cd player are not mp3 compatible you would need to burn the disk as audio disk

Oct 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How do can you burn a music cd


First the best thing to do is put all your music from you CD's from to your computer, by using windows media player and clicking on RIP CD and press start RIP. Once you rip all files to Hard Drive use your burner program. I use Nero, but most burning programs using similar fuctionality. If you only want to copy entire CD instead, just go to burning program and select COPY CD. Follow on screen instruction.

Depending on your burner program you can burn audio CD's quite easily. I myself use Nero and can guide you through the process.
Depending on how you have your desktop setup, I click on me Nero Smart Start. If you don't, then see if you have it under program files and run it.

FOR FULL PROOF RECORDINGS USE NERO AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Once started move mouse pointer on to the audio symbol
  • Click on Audio CD or MP3 CD (Audio Cd for all stereo systems with Cd player and mp3 for only mp3 players. MP3 hold files of music in megabytes and Audio is in minutes and can only fit 89mins on disk)
  • Now a separate box opens up and click on add
  • Another window will open. Need to select My Documents on left hand side in blue writing (That's where Media player stores music)
  • Then double click on My Music Folder under the name category.
  • Then double click on any of the folders of music for example I might have a folder of Mariah Carey, Metalicca and so on and click again on another directory(separate directories if more the one cd if some band here). In each folder will be the music files or names
  • Onec chosen folder click on each individual song and press add, you can also preview each track if no name and only track number
  • You can also click the Green arrow in the right top hand corner to go back to previous folders and click on the ones require to select other songs from other folders.
  • Click on Finish, check if you need more music and add if so, if you have too many deltee them
  • Then click next
  • Make sure blank CD-R 80mins is in drive
  • Select the writing speed and set to 16 speed, as some CD-Players are older and can't read above 16x
  • You can select also How many copies if you like
  • Click on Burn and wait till complete, about 10mins to burn.
  • Once complete click on ok to successful burn and close down Nero. CD will spit out and play CD in a CD player
  • one perfect recording done!

Aug 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Uploading music


Well first of all, all music purchased from iTunes is in mp4 format, not mp3. You will have to convert you music to mp3 format for it to work. The retail version of nero, works well for that. Another option is to burn your music to cd, then reimport it into your music library, from the cd, as mp3. You'll have to change some setting though if you go that route.

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