Hi all â€“
First of all, Iâ€™d like to say thanks for the wealth of information in here, in fact itâ€™s overwhelming to someone like me.
Iâ€™m sure this question has been asked and answered before, but even after wading thru the number of posts I donâ€™t think I saw what I was looking for (or realized I saw it).
I am in the process of moving into an rv fulltime and would like to copy my large collection of cdâ€™s onto a hard-drive. I understand the process of â€˜rippingâ€™ them and in fact have done a few that way. What I am noticing however, that sometimes when I play them back (either thru Windows Media Player or my little iRiver MP3 player), they donâ€™t play in the order as originally recorded. The ripper I was using at first (old Cakewalk Pyro) also didnâ€™t label the tracks â€“ they were just 01, 02, 03, etc.
I did a bit of research and found that Nero is one way to get them to stay in order and labeling them (using m3u), but installing Nero changed a whole bunch of other settings in my pc , and was HUGE, so I uninstalled it. Nero however, had a few things that I liked, like making a tiny picture of the album cover and was quite fast, but its bads outweighed the goods in my mind.
I got lost trying to understand the rest of the jargon, details, file-extensions, bit-rates, etc and am appealing to you for help.
My question is this - Is there an inexpensive/free program that will:
1) rip a cd to mp3
2) have good quality rate (BTW, what should I set it at?)
3) keep the track names
4) allow me to play it in a pc or mp3 player in the original order as recorded
5) make a little picture of the album cover in the file
6) is relatively fast
7) allow me to re-create a cd version of the mp3 again, to play in my truck (the truck is newer than the rv but has the older-style cd-only player, go figger).
By the way, the cdâ€™s are all mine, so Iâ€™m not trying to play any games (I write for a living, so I am sensitive to copyright concerns).
Like I said, Iâ€™m sure this has probably been covered, but Iâ€™m too new to see the answer in front of me. If so I apologize. I'm new here.