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Can't RIP CD to disc with Windows Media Player

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    windows 8

    Can't RIP CD to disc with Windows Media Player


    I am trying to copy a CD to disc using Media Player. When I try to set the destination location by clicking CHANGE in Rip settings/More options/Rip music to this location, nothing happens. I can't set a location. When I click the Rip CD button, I get the message "Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."

    The Media Player sees the CD and can play the tracks from the CD, so it's not that it can't find the CD.

    Assistance is appreciated in resolving this.
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't think Windows Media Player is capable of 'cloning', I think you'll have to rip it to files first then burn those files to a disc.
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  3. #3


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Try "audiograbber"
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    not something I have done for a few years now but I have no problem ripping the cd or changing the location ,maybe restart media player after you change the location and open it again .
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I don't think Windows Media Player is capable of 'cloning', I think you'll have to rip it to files first then burn those files to a disc.
    don't think they are trying to clone the disk ,just rip music to computer
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    good choice ,has a lot more options than media player ,been years since I used that to ,think ill download it now ,thanks for the link,

    edit =it comes with added toolbar/search programs be sure to do custom install and click the decline icon
    Last edited by caperjack; 03 Feb 2014 at 21:02.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8

    CAN'T rip cd TO COMPUTER DISC


    As I said previously, I am unable to change the location to which the CD files are to be copied. When I click on CHANGE in Rip settings/More options/Rip music to this location, nothing happens. I can't set a location. And when I click RIP CD, I get the "Windows Media Player cannot find the file ... " message.

    IS THERE A WAY TO REINSTALL MEDIA PLAYER? Maybe it's corrupted.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Try the built-in Diagnostics utilities..

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  9. #9


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by TedP View Post
    As I said previously, I am unable to change the location to which the CD files are to be copied. When I click on CHANGE in Rip settings/More options/Rip music to this location, nothing happens. I can't set a location. And when I click RIP CD, I get the "Windows Media Player cannot find the file ... " message.

    IS THERE A WAY TO REINSTALL MEDIA PLAYER? Maybe it's corrupted.
    Have you TRIED to change location, with audiograbber...??
    Or is there some reason that you absolutely have to use Windows Media Player...???(personally, I would absolutely never touch Windows Media Player for any reason, but that's just me.)
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by TedP View Post
    As I said previously, I am unable to change the location to which the CD files are to be copied. When I click on CHANGE in Rip settings/More options/Rip music to this location, nothing happens. I can't set a location. And when I click RIP CD, I get the "Windows Media Player cannot find the file ... " message.

    IS THERE A WAY TO REINSTALL MEDIA PLAYER? Maybe it's corrupted.
    Sorry I misunderstood you earlier. Have a look and see if you have a folder included in your destination library:
    In WMP drop down 'Organize'▼'Manage libraries'►'Music', see if there is a folder included.
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