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Can't RIP MP3s IN Windows MEdia Player?


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Charliee03

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The following message comes up

Windows Media Player cannot rip the track because a compatible MP3 encoder is not installed on your computer. Install a compatible MP3 encoder or choose a different format to rip to (such as Windows Media Audio).


I've never had this problem, when I click to more information, it brings me to a website with its plug-ins that i have to pay for ? :whistling: Iv never had a problem like this, Ive ripped other CDs for my iPod and now this just happend... I don't get it
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Hi. Charliee03.

1. What version of WMP do you have?

2. Confirm whether it has ever worked properly.

3. If it has, what might have changed on your system between then and now?

4. Check the RIP settings in WMP. What is Audio Quality set to? Smallest or something else?
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Windows Media Player Version 10

The settings is set to 192kbps

maybe it could have been a windows update, I dont even know
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Here are some links that deal with this error.
http://groups.google...f6895569e7f5dfa
http://groups.google...60c24baee3cb448
http://groups.google...d4b688666c7c84c
http://groups.google.....tible+encoder

An alternative is to install WMP 11.

Or you could try SFC (System File Checker).
It can fix certain issues in Windows where specific system files get corrupted, deleted, or infected. Basically the System File Protection watches the system files and checks their integrity against it's knowledge of what these files are supposed to look like. Generally if a system file get's "messed with" windows will let you know and give you the option to dissallow the change, sometimes you don't get this option though. The System File Checker is a command line utility that will initiate a scan of all the system files to make sure they are in their original state, present on the system, and or working properly. It's an easy tool to use but the user HAS to have an XP disk for it to work.

Do you have a valid XP cd?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
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