A little back story first:
I like to rip my CDs using Windows Media Player before syncing them with my iPod because when I just stick the CD in my PC’s CD drive with iTunes running to convert to the ACC format more often than not a few songs wind up skipping upon playback on my iPod. :Z
Well, the problem I have run into is that I ripped a CD with Windows Media and then deleted the files after assuming I had already uploaded them in my iPod, but I never did! I tried to re-rip the CD, but Windows Media won’t allow it, as the status column for the tracks says “already in library.” Tey are actually long gone and deleted, even from the trash.
My question is: can I re-set the Media player in order to rip the CD again and create the WMA files all over again? If so, how?
A follow up to this would be is there an easier program (and free) to manage to create MP3 files from CDs and upload to iTunes (the conversion process from WMA to ACC takes forever) and not lose sound quality?
I’d be most grateful for any assistance.