CD-DVD Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Checking MP3 Files Generated by Windows Media Player
This section provides a tutorial on how to validate MP3 music files generated by Windows Media Player.
If you followed the previous tutorial, you should have MP3 music files ripped off from a music CD. Here is what I did to validate them:
1. Using Windows Explorer to locate the second MP3 music file: C:\temp\mp3\Unknown Artist\Unknown Album\02-Track 2.mp3.
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.mp3 Type of file: MP3 Format Sound Location: C:\temp\mp3\Unknown Artist\Unknown Album Size: 7,080,145 bytes
3. Click the Summary tab. It displays:
Artist: Album Title: Unknown Album Year: Track Number: 2 Genre: Other Lyrics: Title: Track 2 Comments: Protected: No Duration: 0:03:41 Bit Rate: 256 kbps Channels: 2 (stereo) Audio sample rate: 44 KHz
4. Double click on the file name: 02-Track 2.mp3. Windows Media Player will be started to play this music.
If the MP3 file plays well to the end, Windows Media Player did a good job of ripping off music tracks from the audio CD. It generated MP3 files with compressed audio data.
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