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notorious
09-09-2011, 05:52 PM
I have a ton of music burned onto recordable CD's that I have not used for years. I want to copy them to an SD card so that I can have all of my music on a small device.


When I attempt to drag a song off the CD into a folder, it makes a shortcut instead. Help me out guys.

I have some impossible to find Foo Fighters, Incubus, etc. acoustic masterpieces that need to be saved!


***Most of these CD's were burned at a high bitrate compaired to MP3. If I can preserve the SQ that would be fantastic!*****

Fish
09-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Try something like this: http://freecdripper.net/free_cd_ripper.html

CrazyPhuD
09-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Hope the CD's are still readable but depending upon the quality of the CD-Rs I would expect a fair bit of data loss if they are > 5 years old. Real pressed CDs don't have this issue.

BTW have you held down CTL while dragging them? Or selecting them all and then right clicking on them and say copy....then paste in the destination folder?

Fish
09-09-2011, 09:22 PM
Are the CDs in CD format, or are they MP3s on a CD?

loochy
09-09-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm assuming that you have windows media player....just use that.

chasedude
09-09-2011, 09:47 PM
I'm assuming that you have windows media player....just use that.

This is your best bet. Let Media Player Rip them to your music folder then copy them to your SD card.

Tertullian
09-09-2011, 09:50 PM
If you have iTunes, it will automatically rip your CD music to mp4.
Also, if you have Windows Media Player, you could also rip your CD music into mp3 (Open Windows Media Player --> Tools --> Options --> Rip Music --> check "Rip CD Music Automatically.")

If you are looking to convert all different music files into mp3, then use:
"Any Audio Converter."

http://download.cnet.com/Any-Audio-Converter/3000-2170_4-10717584.html

Hope this helps.

DaFace
09-09-2011, 09:59 PM
I'm a big fan of http://www.freerip.com/.

notorious
09-09-2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks everyone, I will take a "rip" at it later.



:facepalm: Wow that's a bad pun.

Ebolapox
09-09-2011, 10:29 PM
yeah. windows media player.

notorious
09-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Thanks guys, Media Player has a "CD to Disk" option. I feel stupid for not noticing it before.