Herong's Tutorial Notes on CD/DVD
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.14

Installing FreeRIP

This section provides a tutorial on how to download and install FreeRIP on your Windows system.

Windows Media Player can RIP off music from an audio CD. But it only supports two output formats: WMA and MP3. If you want to generate uncompressed audio format like WAV, you can try freeware FreeRIP. Here is how I installed FreeRIP:

1. Go to http://www.freerip.com/.

2. Click the Download FreeRIP link.

3. Click the "Download NOW!" button. A donwload.com page shows up displaying FreeRip 3.03 download information.

4. Click the "Download Now (1.69MB)" link. Save the downloaded file to C:\temp\freeripmp3.exe.

5. Run C:\temp\freeripmp3.exe to start the installation. Follow the instruction on the installation screen to finish.

6. Click Start > All Programs > FreeRIP3 > FreeRIP. FreeRIP 3.03 starts nicely:
Rip Music - FreeRIP Main Window

By the way, FreeRIP3 will install a toolbar for your IE browser. For more information, read http://www.freerip.com/frmmanual/tutorials/what_is_MySearch_Toolbar.php.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 Rip Music to MP3 with Windows Media Player

 Checking MP3 Files Generated by Windows Media Player

 Rip Music to WMA with Windows Media Player

 Checking WMA Files Generated by Windows Media Player

Installing FreeRIP

 Rip Music to WAV Files with FreeRIP

 Checking WAV Files Generated by FreeRIP

 Rip Music to MP3 Files with FreeRIP

 Checking MP3 Files Generated by FreeRIP

 Rip Music to WMA Files with FreeRIP

 Checking WMA Files Generated by FreeRIP

 Rip Music with FinalBurner

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
Installing FreeRIP