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I don’t know where you are looking but neither of those are encoding
formats. They are choices for creating a playlist. How are you
looking for the encoding options?
In my Windows 7 version of Media Player, and it may apply
open options with alt t then o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow once to rip music.
Tab until you get to format. Up and down arrow to
see and select the format you want.
Once you select the format tab until you get to
quality. It’s a slider. Use left and right arrows to change the bit
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In
Has anyone used windows media player to burn cds to mp3 with
windows10? I saw the options but, mp3 was not one of the options only wpl and
m3u! Maybe I am missing something! Heather
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Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.
an error in the instructions for opening options to change the ripping
format. The instructions I wrote a long time ago say to press alt then
o. They should say alt t, then type o.
such instructions before I send them out but evidently, I didn’t notice the
July 02, 2021 5:05 PM
[TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows
Here are some instructions I
got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although,
it's been many many years since I burned a cd. I don't have any idea if
these instructions will work in Windows 10 though.
In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media
Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.
Place a cd in
the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it
start the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop
command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press
the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music
folder. It may be in a
the files, by default, are ripped
as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have
enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to
burn another cd, that format may produce better results
However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any
audible loss in quality.
To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to
burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7. Here is one
Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see
if autorun comes up. If
it does, close it with escape and if that
doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My
Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then
down arrow to an item that just says computer. If
you don't find it
after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times. Once you
find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in
allows you to name
the cd. If you don't name it, the current date and
time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it
as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons.
these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button
says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is
the short cut
command to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a
dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you
the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the
information as it is, press
You are now in a list of two radio
buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make
a data cd. You want to make an audio
cd. You should already be on
that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move
to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in
the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and
nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe
a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it
begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds. There is no
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical
drive will not open. You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can
now see the files you
Select the files and delete them, just as
you delete any files, then close
Peace Be With You.