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    Ripped CD in Japanese characters

    I've ripped my new Stones CD (Blue & Lonesome) but all the details are in what I assume are Japanese characters. Is there any way of putting them into English? It's the same in Groove and Media Player.
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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    Could it be the source of the CD is the issue? As in, from whence was it obtained? That's the only issue I've seen with music CDs where the source was actually in a different country [friend brought one back from India I couldn't deal with]. Movie DVDs are another thing as in whether PAL or NTSC and the Region settings of the player.

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    It was a Christmas gift - I would assume Amazon, but I'll ask. Looks like it's permanent then.
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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    Depends where the details were obtained from. As it's a CD the data is likely to be WAV files and have no data, only music. When you rip the ripper often collects the file / artist / song data from an external source, like CDDB.
    What did you rip it with?
    Have you tried something like Audacity to rip?

    cheers, Paul

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    I ripped with Windows Media Player. It's always worked before. But I tried Audacity - it said use an app called CDEX and this ripped to a WAV file. I used Audacity to export to a WMA file and now the tracks I've converted have appeared in English and in the right order. I've only done two so far but it seems to have worked. Thanks for the tip.
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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    @ access-mdb

    About five years ago I ripped my CD collection (150+ CDs) and my vinyl record collection (60+ LPs & some 45s) to WAV format using dBpoweramp then converted the WAV files to APE files using MonkeysAudioCodec

    I tried several other methods at the time, but had by far the best results with the dBpoweramp and MonkeysAudioCodec combo.

    But I nearly forgot: many of the vinyl records had scratches etc. which caused clicks and static etc. during playback. I recorded the vinyl records using WaveCorrector (which I also used to remove the clicks etc.) also to WAV format then converted the WAV files also to APE format. Even when playing these tracks at high volume it is hard to tell they came from vinyl records.
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    I use MediaMonkey for all my ripping and cataloguing. Makes export / sync to my ipood and Android devices really easy - even bought the extra features.

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul and Coochin, I might give them a trial then, thanks. But I'm not too worried about the quality - not with my ears!
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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    Don't dis your ears, they are amazing things.

    cheers, Paul

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    I've managed to fix this problem by using MediaMonkey. It's now music to my ears
    What do you mean nothing is impossible? I've been doing nothing for years.

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