Converting CD Files to MP3

  lamachan 17:51 15 Nov 2003

I want to convert .cda files from some audio CDs to MP3 files to use as a background to slide shows.

Can this be done using Windows Media Player?

If not, has anyone experience of using the 'MP3 for Dummies' software from the Focal Press?

Any help gratefully received.

  pj123 18:10 15 Nov 2003

I think you would need to save your .cda files to your hard disk as .wav files and then convert from there. I use a programme from WIS technologies called MP3 converter to do just that but they have to be .wav files first.

  Joe McG 18:13 15 Nov 2003

lamachan download and install this converter, and it is then only a matter of right-clicking on the tracks, and convert them to your own destination folder as mp3s. click here

  bremner 18:21 15 Nov 2003

There are many free mp3 ripping applications available like the one Joe McG has pointed you towards. To get mp3's from WMP you need to download, at a price, an additional codec.

You might want to consider the recently released iTunes from Apple - its free and IMHO much better than WMP. (19.6MB download)

  pj123 13:41 19 Nov 2003

bremner, have you got a link?

  christmascracker 14:22 19 Nov 2003
  Daedrus 14:37 19 Nov 2003

Try MusicMatch Jukebox. Easy to use.

  lamachan 18:09 19 Nov 2003

Thanks for your help fellas - and fellerines if appropriate!

Most grateful,


  Mike ® 20:02 19 Nov 2003

click here to add free cd to mp3 ripping to mp8/mp9.

  R4 20:13 19 Nov 2003

Nice Conversions :: click here

  Cretin07 21:30 19 Nov 2003

or try quintessential music player. search on google should come up with it straight away. or a retail converter like Nero does the job for me.

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