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

 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