CD-DVD Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.20, 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.
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