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how to copy cd to hard drive

January 19, 2011 at 14:12:04
Specs: Windows 7

I have an acer pc with windows seven. How do i copy an audio cd to the hard drive? It is a cd that i burned and is not copywright protected? I have windows media player and Nero, but i cannot find a way to :rip: them from either site.

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#1
January 19, 2011 at 14:15:32

have you got menu selections showing on wmp?

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#2
January 19, 2011 at 14:28:32

I have only: play, burn & sync

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#3
January 19, 2011 at 20:08:21

right click near the top and put a checkmark in show menu.

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#4
January 19, 2011 at 20:41:03

If it's a standard audio CD, you cant just copy it, you need a ripping program such as CDex.

http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/


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#5
January 19, 2011 at 21:20:26

You can use Windows Media Player to rip the cd as well.
Start Media player select the cd, select the tracks and click on rip.

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#6
January 20, 2011 at 12:37:14

When I ripped the cd using windows media, it converted the file from mp3 to wma and will only play in the pc. Is there a way yo change it back to mp3 orprevent windows media player from changing it?

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#7
January 20, 2011 at 12:58:14

"When I ripped the cd using windows media, it converted the file from mp3 to wma"
Are you now saying that the original files were mp3 files?
Your original post states "How do i copy an audio cd to the hard drive" an audio cd is like the ones you buy in the shops and can not be copied to the hdd, as already stated.
Now if your cd contains mp3 files that is not an audio cd, it is a data cd. You must as precice as possible when asking for help otherwise you may not get the right answer.
With a data cd, including mp3 files, (they are data files) to copy the contents to the hdd, you select some or all of the files you want and select copy, then paste to the desired location.

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#8
January 20, 2011 at 13:14:20

The original cd, (one being copied from) is a music cd that I burned from music that I had on my hard drive. It is in the mp3 format. My hard drive crashed & i got a new pc. I am now trying to download the cd's that I burned; to the hard drive on my new pc. When I did, it changed the files to 'wma'; which will not play in my car. I need to keep the mp3 format. I just am not familiar with the terminology applying to what I am trying to accomplish.
Thanks very much for your time and help.

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#9
January 20, 2011 at 17:07:25

Then as anmor stated, all you need to do is copy the files over to your hard drive, you don't need to convert them.

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