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By giyad
Mar 6, 2007
  1. I am looking for a tool that will rip cd's into MP3 format, and write/rip blu ray discs easily and quickly. Whats the best software out there for this? Also, I don't think that windows media player plays Blu-Ray discs, so I was hoping someone could show me a good program for playing those.

    Thanks
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    For ripping, try WMP itself. It's pretty good at ripping music CDs and the like into MP3.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    AnyDVD from Slysoft for Blu-Ray
     
  4. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Thanks guys ill look into it...

    Does WMP rip to MP3? I thought it only did wma? I'll check that out too
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    I'm pretty sure it does. If not CDex does and its free.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes it does. You just have to go into the settings and change the default file type from WMA to MP3.
     
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    I have a soft-spot for Audio Grabber, which does a reasonable job of ripping cd's to mp3's.
     
  8. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Thanks, I thought I had checked with WMP but it turns out I didn't hehe... So yeah I can use it to rip. but there aren't many options I would prefer a better tool so Im gonna look around. Audio grabber you say?
     
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Yeah. You need to supply it with a codec for it to do mp3's (as otherwise it'd cost), but aside from that I really like it. It has all the settings I need, and none of the bloat often found in other apps.
     
  10. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 260

    Why not good 'ole iTunes?

    Its quicker than WMP + easy.
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah I find iTunes to be as buggy as hell, not to mention quite a bit slower than WMP.
     
  12. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 59

    What about for playback, I can't get Blu-Ray movies to playback because there isn't any software that supports it. How do they sell a Blu-Ray player with software that can't play the movies, retards...
     
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    What Blu-Ray drive do you have? You do know that you need a Blu-Ray drive to play Blu-Ray dics don't you? :)
    Assuming you do have the drive, I think you would need Windows Vista and an HDCP-compliant graphics card to play Blu-Ray discs.
     
  14. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Yeah haha ofcourse... :) I have the Sony BWU-100A, an HD monitor, and the GeForce 7950GT. I just need software hehe
     
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