Old 23rd July 2000, 23:51   #1
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How do I change my CD's into MP3's with Winamp 2.x?

You must first rip the CD. This means to convert the tracks to WAV format. You can use third
-party software, or use a different Output Plug-in directly in Winamp. By using Winamp, you don't have to rip the CD:

First, download and install Vladimir Kopjov's CD Reader plug-in, and be sure to read the documentation that comes with it.
Then download and install one of the MP3 output plug-ins for Winamp, such as Nullsoft's MP3 Output Plug-in. Be sure to read the documentation that comes with this as well.
Next, go into Winamp's Preferences. Click Output under 'Plug-ins'. Double click Nullsoft MP3 Output Plug-In. A config dialog should pop-up. Select an easy to find Output directory. Note down this directory. Close the dialog box. Load up the songs you want to convert in the Playlist.
Disable Repeat and Shuffle. Winamp's equalizer and any DSP plug-in you have running will affect the MP3 you're about to make, so it's recommended that you turn them off before converting. Press Play. You will not hear anything, and all the songs will play through once, very rapidly. Winamp will eventually stop playing. Your converted songs can be found in the directory you selected before.

You must now reset the Output Plug-in to allow for normal play. Go into options. Click Output under 'Plug-ins'. Highlight Nullsoft waveOut plug-in. Close the preferences window. Now your songs will play normally. Repeat these steps when you want to convert more songs.

[Edited by ElChevelle on 12-17-2000 at 08:54 PM]
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Old 2nd August 2000, 03:04   #2
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Here's a list of thrid-party software, courtesy of gandalf:

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[This message has been edited by Radioactive Man (edited August 01, 2000).]
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