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The old Submariner

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If there is anyone that can solve this most annoying problem I would be very grateful.

 

I run on Windows 10 with the updated version of WMP.. So far I have ripped approximately three hundred cd's to my PC in preparation of loading all my music on to a server and then do away with my dated AIWA music system. 

All cd's have been ripped with no problems, that is until I tried to load two discs by Chas& Dave, not everyone's cup of tea I know but it's great for a touch of nostalgia.  So here is the problem: The first one ripped fine but when I started to rip the second one, I noticed that the first track was the same as the previous one so I stopped ripping, changed the track information and then attempted to carry on ripping and that is when the troubles began.  No matter how I tried it always ended up with the same message: Windows Media Player cannot rip one or more tracks from the CD suggesting (to me anyway) that the album/tracks still existed on the my pc, so I have searched my pc thoroughly to make sure that it doesn't exist in case that is the problem.

 

 Although am slowly approaching my seventieth birthday I'm not totally computer illiterate, I can read and follow most instructions, so all the solutions posted concerning this particular subject in the "Microsoft help forum"  I have tried with no success.  I refuse to believe that my PC has an inbuilt dislike of Chas &Dave and is doing this out of spite so there must be some kind technical problem that is stopping me from ripping this second album. If I try to rip a cd that I have already done then up comes; Windows Media Player cannot rip one or more tracks from the CD. suggesting to me that  WMP can not rip music from the same cd but as these two contain different tracks then why will it not rip?  I have searched the system thoroughly to make sure it isn't there so it has me totally baffled.

 

If anyone thinks they may have the answer then I would be really pleased to hear from you.

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        Graham (The old Submariner)


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Hello Graham,

 

I am by no means a computer expert and am myself in my 60s - but I do use Media Player a lot and have had similar problems in the past...... so am trying to remember how I solved them! (The memory isn't so good these days though! :( )

 

A couple of thoughts before somebody else comes along to help.....

 

If you delete both CDs from your computer and then put either of the CDs in to play without trying to rip them, does it come up with the correct details for the tracks on both of them?

 

Also, when you changed the details for the tracks which showed the wrong details, did you also go into the actual file where the tracks were stored and check that the details were correct there, rather than just changing the names etc in Media Player itself. In my version of Media Player (which is probably a different one to yours, as I am still running Windows XP), I need to right-click on the track in Media Player and select 'Advanced Tag Editor'. Does your version have this option?

 

Media Player can definitely be a right pain sometimes!

 

On the other hand, maybe your computer really just does not like Chas & Dave! :)

 

Chris.


Edited by Channeal, 01 April 2016 - 08:12 AM.

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Hello Graham,

Hopefully the fact that you have not posted here again means that you been able to solve your problem. If that is the case, I would be really interested to know what the solution was, so if you get a spare moment please do tell us.

I trust that the fact that my reply might perhaps not have given you hope of getting a solution from this forum did not deter you from posting back here. If you have not been able to solve the problem please do post back again. There will most likely be somebody else here who would be able to help, if you let us know what you have tried already.

Hopefully though, all is well with your music collection now and you are once again able to enjoy listening to Chas n Dave 'rabbit' on without any further problems! :)

Chris.


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all of the main ripping software can be found here and am sure one will be more suitable then the WMP..

 

http://www.majorgeek...me/ripping.html


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Hi Chris, I do apologise as I thought that I had posted that this was solved.  Apparently, this one and only disc in  my collection is copy protected.  I have tried numerous suggestions but my pc just keeps rejecting it.  So either the copy protection means exactly what it says or as you suggested my pc just doesn't like Chas & Dave!

 

My next project is to load all my music on to some kind of server which will also be connected to my broadband router so as to access all the free music that is out there and then I will be able to choose what disc/music I fancy at the time.

My pc is down in my cellar and the router is upstairs in the lounge which is about fifty feet away so I have a little bit to think about, but any suggestions will be welcome.

 


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No problem, Graham. I am sorry though to hear that Chas 'n' Dave are still causing you problems! I seem to recall that they hail from the area in which I was born, so my husband would probably tell you that anything that originates from there is bound to cause trouble! :)

I am pretty sure you can get software which can overcome the copy protection issue, but am not sure if this is a legitimate method and do not want to suggest something which is not allowed by GTG. Have you tried iTunes? I have found that to sometimes work on occasions where Media Player will not oblige. As it is only one CD causing problems though, you have probably decided to just forget it for now!

I am afraid that servers etc. are way beyond anything I could help you with. If you want somebody else to help you, I suggest you start another topic.

Good luck with what you are trying to achieve.

Chris.


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