Recent Topics
My wife is wanting a new car
by MParr
07/22/18 07:46 PM
Oil choices
by charmer37
07/22/18 07:22 PM
Lifeguard 8 and Audi 8hp55
by seanf
07/22/18 06:44 PM
2008 Tahoe loses power - electrical problem
by pacem
07/22/18 06:36 PM
How to clean wood trim?
by MajorCavalry
07/22/18 05:39 PM
Rotella T6 5w40 $12.97 after rebate
by dmiko
07/22/18 04:30 PM
Drivers not turning left with green light
by Mr Nice
07/22/18 04:25 PM
Someone hit my car
by Dylan1303
07/22/18 04:15 PM
Which spark plugs for 92 Olds 88?
by atikovi
07/22/18 02:54 PM
Electronic spark doesn't work on gas stove
by JLawrence08648
07/22/18 02:46 PM
Doorbell Button Bulb
by Yah-Tah-Hey
07/22/18 02:07 PM
AC/Blendoor Problem
by SilverFusion2010
07/22/18 01:53 PM
Suzuki 2.7L idle noise
by FlyPenFly
07/22/18 01:52 PM
TSC Rotella...YIKES!
by Greg L
07/22/18 01:48 PM
New Hampshire Speedway
by Warstud
07/22/18 01:13 PM
Tree growing from stump?
by edwardh1
07/22/18 01:02 PM
Kingquad hard shifting
by jay929
07/22/18 10:58 AM
CVT transmissions
by Gito
07/22/18 10:31 AM
sunday newspaper paper price increase $2 to $3
by edwardh1
07/22/18 10:08 AM
Tomatos and peppers
by Quattro Pete
07/22/18 10:02 AM
Newest Members
motogp46, Kyle0651, cavisco, firefox87, wiliweld
65534 Registered Users
Who's Online
87 registered (4WD, 97prizm, 2015_PSD, AlaskaMike, 10 invisible), 1573 Guests and 25 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65534 Members
67 Forums
287492 Topics
4795916 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4807141 - 07/06/18 08:59 PM Q: CD 'rip'?
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
Trying to streamline this process. When I was using a Sansa Clip player, it was rather straightforward (after I'd figured out WMP (PITA)). Problem is now the Sansa player battery will no longer hold a charge so it's Tango Uniform. Not sure if it (battery) can be replaced or not?

Backup is iPod Nano. I charged, then had to figure it out all over again. It won't work with WMP. I haven't installed iTunes as it hear it's now bloatware (true?). I'm trying out MediaMonkey will will work the Nano, however it's quite complicated to 'wing it'. Too much non-essential information (skins??), lack of straight-forward instructions and a PITA to learn.

The free version won't rip a CD??? WUWT? Found out I need LAME (who makes these names up?) installed in the MM/plug-ins folder. Doesn't work. Then I read it should be installed in the MM main folder. That appears to have worked as I saw a progress bar.

Is there another program I should be using instead? I've now spent > 2hrs trying to solve this problem with MM. Geeze....

Perhaps iTunes is worth the bloat???
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
#4807146 - 07/06/18 09:03 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10318
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Just drag your music into iTunes and click Sync
_________________________
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 81k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 229k Valvoline & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

Top
#4807167 - 07/06/18 09:15 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32776
Loc: ME
You're running into licensing issues. The MP3 encoding codec has a patent. Lame is from "the land that doesn't care" and has to be added separately. Hang in there, you almost have it!

Top
#4807189 - 07/06/18 09:36 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35976
Loc: Great Lakes
_________________________
'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)

Top
#4807203 - 07/06/18 09:52 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: eljefino]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
So that's what's going on...now I seem to recall having to do the same thing with Audacity way back when. Except they actually EXPLAINED THE NEED TO DO SO!

Looks like it worked.

Then another weird problem...somehow the Nano was no longer selected under 'send to' and in its place was a READYBOOST thumb drive??!! WTH? How'd that happen? So now the RB drive has audio on it.

Finally figured out how to remove inappropriate devices from the 'tree'.

OK so I finally have new Acoustic Alchemy selected-songs 'ripped', converted to MP3 and loaded on the Nano in the same order I selected them. Now I can go cook.....

One more thing...looks like I damaged the TOC track on a favorite Acoustic Alchemy disk The Beautiful Game. The disk won't read in the car, on the Dell DT or Apple LT machines. What now? Royal shame this disk is now buggered....rats. It has some great music on it.
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
#4807206 - 07/06/18 09:58 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: Quattro Pete]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks Pete! Foobar??? What a name to associate to your product!

I found another product from Germany called AudioGrabber (https://www.audiograbber.de/). Looks like their US-English site no longer connects. I don't read Deutsch (where's Trav?)

Off to cook....
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
#4807245 - 07/06/18 10:34 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1236
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
ExactAudioCopy is another one if you are looking for high-quality rips that can then be recoded at lower bitrates without being so lossy.

Exact Audio Copy

Top
#4807253 - 07/06/18 10:43 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36606
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Honestly, iTunes isn't that bad.
_________________________
2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4807346 - 07/07/18 05:45 AM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24776
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
sleddriver, I thought you had Linux set up somewhere. Last time I ripped a CD, and that was a while ago, I just used VLC to do that. WinFF should be able to get it done, as well, with some pretty handy presets.
_________________________
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

Top
#4807494 - 07/07/18 09:31 AM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 3006
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
EAC is the best free rip out there. It takes some work getting it configured though.
BUT...
Spend the 39 bucks and get dbPoweramp. Easy to use, nice interface, just works every time. Look through their list of cd and dvd drives that read scratched disks, turn on Accurate Rip, and you just might save that Acoustic Alchemy disk from the trash.
_________________________
beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.

Top
#4808218 - 07/08/18 09:36 AM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
onetwoothreee Offline


Registered: 02/28/18
Posts: 97
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: sleddriver
The free version won't rip a CD???

If you import to iTunes from another program, you have to make sure it can read the tags. In foobar, it's right click > Tagging > MP3 tag types > Override ID3v2 revision: v2.3

Top
#4808511 - 07/08/18 05:21 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: OVERKILL]
Jimmy9190 Online   content


Registered: 02/17/07
Posts: 3456
Loc: Clermont, Florida
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Honestly, iTunes isn't that bad.


iTunes is OK and does have its uses. I used iTunes to import CD's using the standard iTunes 256 kbps AAC format. Then I took my MP3 library and synced it to iTunes also at 256kbps. I put the whole collection on my old 7th gen 80 GB Ipod Classic but have not used it in a very long time. I used Itunes to convert the AAC files to MP3 format and now just use MP3's on my phone and flash drive I use in my car. Everything sounds fine to me, just like a CD and I find regular MP3 files to be a lot less trouble than using my Ipod. I have a master MP3 list on a 128GB flash drive and just use Windows to manage it, it is very simple.

Itunes always had a problem when I added new music and tried to sync to my Ipod where it would give an error saying it could not locate 3 or 4 random albums or anywhere from 3 or 4 to 50 or 60 songs (all of which had been previously added to my library and synced to my Ipod). I gave up on iTunes but still use their store to check out new music from time to time. For the last year or so iTunes mostly has "new releases" that are of absolutely no interest to me. Itunes does have its purpose for me to convert CD's to MP3 format or change AAC files to MP3 and occasionally sample an album or song but that is about it.
_________________________
Jimmy9190
2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Supertech Synthetic 0W20
Fram PH7317

Top
#4810424 - 07/10/18 03:28 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: OVERKILL]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-unofficial-guide-to-installing-itunes-10-without-bloatware/

A bit dated perhaps, but got me thinking.

It is installed on my old BlackBook running OS X.xxx though. I don't tend to keep much on that one though.

I did have iTunes installed on a previous system, running XP.
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
#4810426 - 07/10/18 03:30 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: Garak]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Garak
sleddriver, I thought you had Linux set up somewhere. Last time I ripped a CD, and that was a while ago, I just used VLC to do that. WinFF should be able to get it done, as well, with some pretty handy presets.
I was using it on an old Dell laptop for a bit. Not regular use though.

I do have VLC. Didn't think about it...thanks for the reminder.
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
#4810433 - 07/10/18 03:35 PM Re: Q: CD 'rip'? [Re: sleddriver]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4721
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks to all for chiming in! I appreciate your responses and coming to my aid.
_________________________
1998 Volvo V70 T5 226,808 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >