Monday, January 31, 2005


Encoding MP3 with Windows Media Player

I upgraded to Music Match 10 today but instantly wished I had not. I have used the free version for years but after the upgrade it did not recognize any audio CDs. I tried everything I could think of to get it working, and then some. I even ripped an audio CD to an .ISO and loaded it with Daemon Tools but no way: it refused to recognize any CD.

After spending a small fortune on CDs I was pretty upset that I could not play them on my MP3 player, until I remembered an old registry hack that allows you to rip MP3s with Windows Media Player. Import the following settings to the registry to rip MP3 with Windows Media Player. I have only tried with WMP 9 but I believe it works with 10 as well.

== Save as WMP-MP3.reg and double click to import  ==

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk and make sure you have a working backup!


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