CD-DVD Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Checking WMA Files Generated by FreeRIP
This section provides a tutorial on how to validate WMA music files generated by FreeRIP.
If you followed the previous tutorial, you should have WMA music files ripped off from a music CD. Here is what I did to validate them:
1. Using Windows Explorer to locate the second WAV music file: C:\temp\wma\02-Track 2.wma.
2. Click right mouse button on this file, and select properties. The properties dialog box shows up. The general tab displays:
File name: 02-Track 2.wma Type of file: Windows Media Audio file Location: C:\temp\wma\ Size: 3,566,863 bytes
3. Click the Summary tab. It displays:
Artist: Album Title: Year: Track Number: 3 Genre: Lyrics: Title: Track 2 Comments: Protected: No Duration: 0:03:41 Bit Rate: 128 kbps Audio sample size: 16 bit Channels: 2 (stereo) Audio sample rate: 44 KHz
The bit rate, 128 kbps, of the WMA file is half of the MP3 file, 256 kbps. This matches their file ratio: 3.5 MB vs. 3.0 MB.
4. Double click on the file name: 02-Track 2.wma. Windows Media Player will be started to play this music.
If the WMA file plays well to the end, FreeRIP did a good job of ripping off music tracks from the audio CD. It generated WMA files with compressed audio data. The compression rate is about the same as MP3 files.
Table of Contents