Media Monkey wont rip to mp3

  hawthorn59 17:54 10 Dec 2008

I tried today to rip an album to mp3 and got this from mediamonkey:

Due to licensing restrictions, the free version of MediaMonkey can not bundle mp3 encoding functionality beyond a 30 day trial.

Then it invited me to upgrade. I thought it was free? I then read somewhere that downloading Lame codec(?) would solve this, but the page was in German. However I tried, but the version I installed seemed to be older than the one already there.

Is there any solution to this? I no longer like itunes, its messy with mp4s and duplicate copies etc. And WMP 10 is ok but is not the best at looking for album info. It couldnt find this particular album by Arvo Part but mediomonkey found the exact one.

Anysolutions or suggestions? Is there a better medai player?

thank you


  Stuartli 18:12 10 Dec 2008

Have you tried Windows Media Player?

  Stuartli 18:15 10 Dec 2008

The LAME codec is easily found from a range of sources, including:

click here

  Stuartli 18:17 10 Dec 2008

The LAME encoder is readily listed on the MediaMonkey website and it's not in German:

click here

Seems to be the previous version from above.

  ambra4 18:34 10 Dec 2008

You can also try these programs

CDex 1.70 Freeware CD To MP3 Conversion Software

click here

Free CD Ripper

click here

  hawthorn59 05:20 11 Dec 2008

Yes I normally use Windows Media Player, but sometimes its not very good at finding album info, as I mentioned. In this case it found the wrong album so the tracks were listed wrong. MediaMonkey found the correct one but of course wont rip!



  hawthorn59 05:25 11 Dec 2008

I went to the Media Monkey link you gave and got this

"Record CDs to your hard drive using the high quality LAME MP3 encoder*, M4A encoder*, OGG encoder, WMA encoder, or FLAC encoder). MediaMonkey’s CD Ripper copies the CDs, automatically filling in track properties via freedb.

* The MP3 encoder is limited to 30 days in the free version."

So in effect it wont rip to mp3 after 30 days. Free version not much use so!


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