While googling this morning I keep encountering the phrase ‘mount image file’ and similar. Could someone spell out in relatively simple terms just what that means please? And how would I do it?
The background to my question is that I’m researching methods to ‘decrypt’ a few score of WMA files that I downloaded from Tesco UK, originally to burn a CD for my wife. I’d like to listen to the tracks on my PC, but they won’t play in my prefered MediaMonkey player. They do play in WMP9, Creative Player etc, but I use MM for its library facilities and I’d prefer to play the music there. The WMAs are apparently ‘encrypted’ or ‘licensed’ - i.e. they have this DRM stuff preventing my using them as freely as I believe I should be able to.
The method I’m using this morning so far is playing each WMA in WMP9 while recording in Goldwave, and then saving with a new name, which is proving very tedious.
I found the following alternative guidance:
- Copy the CDs to the disk file image .NRG with Nero.
- Mount image file as virtual CD drive.
- Setup from that.
I have Nero Express (part of OEM package that came with my DVD writer a few months ago) and I’ve just done step 1, ending up with a .nrg file about 1GB in size. But how do I ‘Mount’ it? And what does ‘Setup from that’ actually mean?
Any no-brainer help would be much appreciated please.
Terry, West Sussex, UK