Solved Music files in Windows Media Player 12.

Acer / Aspire 5738-6969
December 19, 2013 at 15:41:46
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
I have a recorded CD with music. I want to transfer these music files to a 4 GB flash drive. How can I do it?

OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows Media Player-12, Ram: 4 GB


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December 26, 2013 at 13:39:59
The different methods you've been given are correct for commercial CD's (cda files) and mp3 files.

If your installed WMP12 is no longer working properly, then see these repair methods:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Trying to somehow "work around" a problematic WMP12 is not really what you should be trying to do and something for which we cannot offer advice (WMP faults vary too widely). You either fix WMP12 or use a third party program such as VLC player, and if necessary a third party ripper program too for the commercial (cda) CD's.

You should be able to copy paste mp3's from CD to HD even if WMP doesn't exist. Please confirm whether you are able to do so? You can do this from drive to drive in Computer.

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#1
December 19, 2013 at 16:15:35
What is the format of the music? MP3?

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#2
December 19, 2013 at 17:28:52
You have to ripp the music from that cd by using MediaMonkey or any other program, providing cd ripping.
In such programs, you can choose the target format, e.g. mp3, ogg or whatever.
When done, you got the amount of tracks converted to e.g. mp3 format at the target, e.g. your flash drive.

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#3
December 20, 2013 at 13:02:14
If it's a commercial pre-recorded music CD then ripping will be necessary as per #2.

If the disk already contains MP3's then you can just copy/paste its files (probably why OtheHill asked in #1).

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#4
December 20, 2013 at 16:44:41
Derek, you are correct. The way the original post reads I thought the CD was home brewed. Still don't know though.

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#5
December 20, 2013 at 16:51:56
Sure, it's a bit open to interpretation.

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#6
December 23, 2013 at 10:35:01
Some Cds are MP3 and others are regular format.

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#7
December 23, 2013 at 10:50:01
As mentioned in the Title of my Question, I have WMP 12 installed on my laptop. To my surprise, there is Rip Music in the Menu Bar of WMP 12 when I play commercially recorded regular format Cd. But, when I play commercially recorded MP3 Cd "Rip Music" is not there on the Menu Bar! How can I rip music tracks from MP#3 Cd?

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#8
December 23, 2013 at 10:55:58
I have replied to Othehill (#1) and paulsep (#2) in #6 and #7!

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#9
December 23, 2013 at 11:08:31
OK "Commercial" CD's, rather than CD's recorded yourself - that's what we were not sure about.

Traditionally they have been cda files, which were like shortcuts to the music rather than files themselves. That type of CD require ripping into mp3's.

"How can I rip music tracks from MP#3 Cd".
If they are already mp3's (compressed files) on the CD, then they don't need ripping because they are already proper music files. This would be why the rip option is not showing. All you need to do is copy/paste these to the flash drive, copyright permitting.

Two types of CD's, two different procedures.

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#10
December 23, 2013 at 13:35:37
Derek is right, because such MP3 CDs are no audio formated CDs, but normal data CDs.

Therefore, you simply can copy the files to another destination.

I'm not aware of commercial MP3 CDs.
But if you can buy such CDs, they are most likely copy protected.


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#11
December 23, 2013 at 14:50:08
Let us know if you can copy paste the files from your CD's which are storing Mp3's.

You can block copy them by opening the drive, left click any file to highlight it, press keys Ctrl+A, then right click and choose copy. Or you can just copy them one at a time.

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#12
December 26, 2013 at 13:08:38
You know that I do reply. Here is additional problem. I clicked AUTO PLAY in the pop-up menu after right click a Cd in Windows Explorer. Then double click PLAY in the next pop-up menu, I got blue WMP box but I saw PAUSE button in place of PLAY button in the bottom center of blue WMP box. So I wasn't able to play any Cd. But I got a message window that reads something like " Your Cd may be corrupt or a file may be corrupt or removed/deleted from it. Open your Cd and try to play every file." My question is: When WMP 12 is not working which was working VERY GOOD before, how can I rip music from regular Cds and copy and paste bulk files from MP3 Cds to flash drive?

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December 26, 2013 at 13:39:59
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The different methods you've been given are correct for commercial CD's (cda files) and mp3 files.

If your installed WMP12 is no longer working properly, then see these repair methods:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Trying to somehow "work around" a problematic WMP12 is not really what you should be trying to do and something for which we cannot offer advice (WMP faults vary too widely). You either fix WMP12 or use a third party program such as VLC player, and if necessary a third party ripper program too for the commercial (cda) CD's.

You should be able to copy paste mp3's from CD to HD even if WMP doesn't exist. Please confirm whether you are able to do so? You can do this from drive to drive in Computer.

Don't take my "pop back" message personally. This part of my general signature because so many posters are never seen again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#14
January 28, 2014 at 19:18:57
I would like to share that "I copied all Music files (block copying) from commercially recorded MP3 CDs to 4GB HD. But those Music files didn't paste as a BLOCK on HD, instead they pasted as INDIVIDUAL Music files!" This resulted in a minor hassle ie I have to get up from my couch/bed to play every single track. So I sent all those files to a Compressed Folder thinking that I may be able to play all tracks by clicking JUST ONCE on Auto Play option in pop up menu. But that didn't work so I am left with the only option of playing every single track. However, Answers.windows.com gave me a good solution to resolve the issue with WMP 12.
Thanks for everything!

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#15
January 29, 2014 at 07:08:29
Not sure I got your drift about pasting as a block, unless you mean a folder. It is normal to have individual mp3's.

If they are in a folder (or are put in one) then if you right click the folder containing them there is usually an option to "Play with Windows Media Player", or whatever. They will then play one after another.

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