Problems when Ripping CDs to .mp3

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by BigEinBigD, May 30, 2010.

  1. BigEinBigD

    BigEinBigD Guest

    I've started ripping a lot of my CDs to .mp3 format, but keep running into a
    problem when doing so. I'm currently using Windows XP & Windows Media Player
    11.

    When I insert a CD, the ripping process begins as it should. A folder is
    created with the Artist name, Album name, Song titles, etc. Somewhere along
    the way, though, the Media Player and/or OS begins to "redo" things and
    creates a folder titled "Unknown Artist" along with a bunch of subfolders
    titled "Unknown Album (5-29-2010 1-46-31 PM). The subfolders all contain
    certain tracks from the CDs I've ripped...seemingly randomized. When I try
    to reorganize, it's almost as if my system realizes what I'm trying to do and
    just "reshuffles" itself again.

    I'm at a loss; I can't figure out what's screwing all of this up. Hopefully
    someone here is more experienced than I thought I was...lol
     
    BigEinBigD, May 30, 2010
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  2. BigEinBigD

    Tim De Baets Guest

    Go to WMP's Options - Library, and uncheck "Rearrange music in rip music
    folder, using rip music settings". Does that help?

    Regards
     
    Tim De Baets, May 30, 2010
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  3. BigEinBigD

    BigEinBigD Guest

    Yes an no.

    I pretty much get the same result; the ripping process begins normally, but
    before it completes only a certain number of tracks are saved to the folder
    created with the Artists' name and Album title; the rest are dumped into a
    "Unknown Album" subfolder of the aforementioned "Unknown Artist" folder.
    Furthermore, when I (pointlessly) try to arrange the files by Artist, my
    files will suddenly "disappear" and be rearranged in newly-titled "Unknown
    Album" subfolders - all marked with the current date and time. I'm ripping
    all of these songs to an external hard drive, but I can't imagine that's at
    the root of this; I was having the same problem when I was just trying to
    save these files to the "My Music" folder on my C: drive.
     
    BigEinBigD, May 30, 2010
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  4. BigEinBigD

    Tim De Baets Guest

    Does this happen with all the CDs that you're ripping?

    It's possible that a corrupted library causes this. To reset the
    library, follow the instructions for WMP 11 on XP at
    http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#medialibrary
    Note that resetting the library will make you lose all current play
    counts, and possibly ratings too.

    Regards
     
    Tim De Baets, May 31, 2010
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