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

    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
    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?

    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
  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
    Note that resetting the library will make you lose all current play
    counts, and possibly ratings too.

    Tim De Baets, May 31, 2010
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