Ripping Audio CD's that also contain data

  Spready 16:52 18 Oct 03

Hi all,
I am trying to rip some CD's on to my XP system using WMP9. All goes fine when it is a normal CD and the CD name and tracks all download fine.

The problem arises when I try to rip a CD which has extra multimedia video files on. These are usually video files.
All tracks rip exept the last one which gets to 98 or 99% and then freezes. Media player then needs to be shut down with a 3 finger salute(Ctrl,Alt,Del).
Can anyone help with how to succesfully rip all tracks and to stop the program freezing.

Is it something to do with the ASPI drivers?

  BBez 17:27 18 Oct 03
  Spready 09:05 20 Oct 03

The above link takes me to an IT business home page?

Still no joy with this. I have tried ripping the disks with another ripper (FreeRipMP3) and still it freezes on the last track.

Any idea's - anyone!

  Stuartli 11:03 20 Oct 03

I had this "problem" with a CD with audio and video using Nero.

After ruining one CD-R I found out that you have to allow Nero a little while longer before/after to burn the change in file types...:-)

I use EAC, (Exact Audio Copy), when ripping and if the CD contains a data track, I simply do not select it from the track listing view.

I just select the audio tracks and rip with no problems.

I haven't used CDEX for quite a while now, but I'm sure you can use the same approach.

  Spready 12:47 20 Oct 03

I may have not made it clear but I am not trying to do a copy to a CDr. I am trying to copy the tracks into my media library on my Hard Drive.

I will have a look in Nero6 and see if there is anything that helps!

Thanks for the continued help,


  Stuartli 13:04 20 Oct 03

If you read the Help section in WMP9 regarding ripping you will find a fair bit of advice...

  Spready 13:43 20 Oct 03

Been through the help section with a fine tooth comb! Nothing about problems with CD's that contain 'additional video clips' etc

  Stuartli 13:48 20 Oct 03

Probably because they were not all that common until quite recently...:-)

Try click here for a massive list of articles on anything to do with CD-Rs, CD-RWS, DVD equivalents; hardware and who makes/rebadges it and a wide range of software.

  Stuartli 13:53 20 Oct 03

Sorry, the software website (plus lists of the best, average, worst) brands of CD-R, CD-RW and DVD media is:

click here

  Kate B 17:14 20 Oct 03

I use Soundstream, part of Roxio's suite of CD-ripping/burning software. It gives you the option only to extract audio files, ignoring any data files. Nice and easy!

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