CD-DVD Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Rip Music to WMA Files with FreeRIP
This section provides a tutorial on how to rip off music from an audio CD to WMA files using FreeRIP.
The third test I did with FreeRIP was to rip off music tracks from an audio CD to WMA (Windows Media Audio) files:
1. Create a folder C:\temp\wma on my hard disk to store ripped music files.
2. Insert a music CD in the CD drive and start FreeRIP.
3. Click menu File > Settings > Options. The Options dialog box shows up.
4. Click the Output tab. Change the settings to:
Default encoding: WMA Output Base path: C:\temp\mp3 Output file name format: Artist\Track Number-Track Title.ext Converter uses input filenames: checked
5. Click the Encoding tab. Change the WMA Encoding settings to:
WMA Quality: 128 kbps stereo
6. Click menu Rip > Rip Selected Tracks. FreeRIP starts to rip all tracks on the music CD, since all tracks are selected by default.
7. FreeRIP displays a progress window while ripping off music tracks from the audio CD. FreeRIP will pause a couple of times for several minutes each time during the ripping process. I guess this is an intentional code behavior of the free version.
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