Ripped status: Ripped to library

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Swifty, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Swifty

    Swifty Guest

    I use CDEX to rip my CD's to my library (mainly because it supports
    160kbps, the limit beyond which my ears can tell no difference), so
    WMP11 doesn't "see" the ripping happening.

    I was very pleased (and quite surprised) to find that when I played a
    backup copy of my original CD the "Ripped status" is "Ripped to
    library". That's very impressive (and not a little spooky).

    The thought that springs to mind is "How does it know?" (See )
    Swifty, Jan 9, 2008
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  2. Swifty

    Swifty Guest

    There's no chance of this! I've recently discovered an obscure website
    in France that sells just about all of the Prog Rock stuff from the 70's
    that I've only had on vinyl until a week ago. So all the CD's I've
    loaded in the past week (all of which show "Ripped to library") are from
    albums that I haven't even *heard* since the early 1980's (BC: before
    CD), let alone ripped before!

    I almost never rip in WMP(11) as I had a faulty CD drive, and was
    getting noisy MP3s. CDEX has a "paranoia" mode that mostly fixed this.
    Then I got a replacement CD drive, but the CDEX habit has stuck. I'm
    also very keen on the 160kbps rate.

    The mechanism seems to depend on finding a track in the library that
    precisely matches the Album/TrackName on the CD. (But this is guesswork)
    Swifty, Jan 10, 2008
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