CD Extraction (CD Ripping)


Precision Digital Audio Extractor (All users)

You can open Precision Digital Audio Extractor by clicking the
CD Copy tab
on Precision CD WAV MP3 Converter, then click
Open CD Extractor.

You can also open the extractor directly from your
Start menu.

First, click
Select Drive to select the drive that contains your audio CD.
After putting in a
new CD, select the drive again to refresh the track list.
Note: anytime you click Select Drive, all check marks and track names
will revert to unchecked and names will be Track 01, etc.

Select Location to set the output location for your extracted tracks.

Select whether you want to extract and save as
WAV or MP3.

MP3, select Constant or Variable Bitrate.
Select the Bitrate/Quality in the drop down box below your selected type.

Note: more extensive MP3 output settings are available if you would like to extract
to WAV and then convert the WAV to MP3 with Precision CD WAV MP3 Converter.

track naming, you have 3 choices:

Leave them as is.


Double click
on a track name and manually enter a name in the pop-up box.

online and retrieve the actual track names, artist, album
and other info. for your CD from the
FreeDB database service.

To use the FreeDB service, go online, check the I'm online check box
when connected. This will enable the two FreeDB buttons.
There's usually no need to use the Select FreeDB server button unless
there's a temporary server problem. A random server is always automatically
selected. You will have to
enter your email address in the text box.
It's a FreeDB requirement. It's only used to contact you if there is a
problem with CD info. that you voluntarily submit to them for an unknown CD.
Get CD info. from FreeDB. If an exact match is found for your CD,
the info. will appear automatically. If more than one match is found, you
will see a pop-up box that gives you choices to select from.
If they don't have info. in their database for your CD, you will get a message box
asking if you would like to submit info. for the CD to them. If you select
yes, a form will appear that you fill in that lets you submit the info. to them.

When using this method, you can also select which items will
be included in your track names, with the check boxes.

You can also select the option to
automatically create a folder
with the
artist's name and a sub-folder below that with the album name.
These folders are
added to your selected output location.
Such as: C:\Precision Files\My CD's\ArtistName\AlbumName

There is built in file protection in case a track name already exists,
a number will be added to the new filename to avoid overwriting.

When extracting to MP3, you can also select the option
to automatically fill in all ID3 tag information.

Put a
check mark in front of the tracks that you want to extract
or click
Select All.

Extract CD tracks.

You can cancel at any time. Completed and partial tracks are saved.


Windows Explorer CD Extraction (Windows 95, 98, ME users only)

95, 98, ME users have an
additional method for audio CD extraction.
CD's, in addition to .CDA files, will have
folders and sub-folders that
.WAV files of many different qualities. In Windows Explorer,
go to an audio CD and
expand the folders and sub-folders.
To get good results you
must use the highest quality folder which is:
Audio CD (?:)\Stereo\16Bit\44100Hz

In that folder you will see
.WAV files. Select, highlight, any or all that you want
to extract.
Right click on them and select Copy. Navigate to the location
that you want to extract them to and
right click and select Paste.
The WAV's will be copied to the new location.

(Optionally, you can
drag and drop the WAV's onto the Precision CD WAV MP3 Converter
Conversion List and convert them directly to MP3, WMA or OGG on-the-fly).