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Specter
23rd Feb 2004, 01:33
I am using, as you probably guessed, Windows Media Player 9 version 9.00.00.3075. Now, it has the nifty feature where I put in a CD and it will copy it to my hard drive, but it only copys the songs in the format of a Windows Media Audio File, not Mp3, so when I go to put all my songs onto one CD for the MP3 player, it wont work. Is there a way to get Media Player to copy them as MP3, or convert what it does into MP3? Thanks.

Old Man
23rd Feb 2004, 01:44
In version 8 tools->options->copy music->MP3 information goes to a Microsoft web page with MP3 plugins that'll do what you want. I haven't tried this, though.

Mr. Perfect
24th Feb 2004, 03:25
MS has been craching down on MP3s becasue WMA allows for DRM. You can check, but it's possible they've removed support. I don't even use WMP, so I can't say.

Specter
24th Feb 2004, 04:38
Hmm I got it, I think. I never clued in, but one option was to copy the music in MPEG Layer-3 which I assume is the formal name for MP3? If yes, then Im good to go. Just a little slow is all.......

theBlackman
25th Feb 2004, 08:25
Originally posted by Specter
Hmm I got it, I think. I never clued in, but one option was to copy the music in MPEG Layer-3 which I assume is the formal name for MP3? If yes, then Im good to go. Just a little slow is all.......

You got it! MPeg3. :D

thegrommit
28th Feb 2004, 01:01
If you're looking for a tool that can make MP3's from audio CD's, I strongly suggest taking a look at CDEx (http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/downloads.php). It's totally free and has lots of options you can play with. In particular, it will make better quality MP3's than WMP can.

SNAKE-LORD
29th Feb 2004, 19:25
i find the best way to copy cd's to .mp3 is dBpowerAMP!! (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/)