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Ripping is the process of media from an optical disc (or disc image) onto your computer, and converting the media into standard media file types. You can rip both Audio discs and unprotected DVD and BluRay content. You have a wide variety of formats you can use to rip your music and videos, including mp3, wmv, and lossless formats such as wav or ape.  A search on Interact or the Internet will provide information about the various formats.  
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Ripping is simply the process of copying media from an optical disc (or disc image) onto your computer, and converting the media into standard media file types. You can rip both Audio discs and unprotected DVD and BluRay content. You have a wide variety of formats you can use to rip your music, including mp3, wmv, and lossless formats such as wav or ape.  A search on Interact or the Internet will provide information about the various formats.  
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== Disc Types ==
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Media Center can rip:
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc_Digital_Audio Compact Disc Digital Audio (redbook) discs]
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* Unencrypted [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video DVD-Video discs]
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* Unencrypted [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc Blu-ray discs]
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Generally, MC will handle ripping unencrypted discs. If your disc is "infected" with copy protection of any kind, the ripping process may not work right, or may not produce high-quality copies of the source media. You may be able to bypass copy protection to allow you to rip your disc using a third-party "on the fly" decrypting application such as [http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html SlySoft's AnyDVD].
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== Ripping Discs ==
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To access this feature, insert your disc into your computer's optical drive and then go to:
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* <span style="color:#006400">[[Action Window]] > Rip Disc</span>
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If you have more than one optical Drive, you can rip multiple discs at the same time.  For more information on the ripping process for different disc types, please refer to the following articles:
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* [[Audio CD Ripping]]
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* [[DVD Ripping]]
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* [[Blu-ray Ripping]]
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== Third-Party Tools ==
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Media Center's audio disc ripping tools are full-featured and produce rips of equal or better quality than other third-party ripping tools.  There's little reason to use anything else for quality reasons. However, if you find discs that aren't available in [[YADB]], you may want to use another tool to look up metadata for the rip.  A good, free audio ripping application that can access the GraceNote database is [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ Exact Audio Copy (EAC)]. If you find one of these, please submit it to [[YADB]] after you get the metadata looked up!
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For more conversion options when ripping Blu-ray and DVD video, you may want to check out [http://www.makemkv.com/ MakeMKV] which can rip losslessly directly into convenient MKV files.
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== More ==
  
==More==
 
* [[Copy (Rip) a CD]]
 
 
* [[CD Settings]]
 
* [[CD Settings]]
 
* [[Encoding Settings]]
 
* [[Encoding Settings]]
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Latest revision as of 03:17, 27 February 2018

Ripping is simply the process of copying media from an optical disc (or disc image) onto your computer, and converting the media into standard media file types. You can rip both Audio discs and unprotected DVD and BluRay content. You have a wide variety of formats you can use to rip your music, including mp3, wmv, and lossless formats such as wav or ape. A search on Interact or the Internet will provide information about the various formats.

Disc Types

Media Center can rip:

Generally, MC will handle ripping unencrypted discs. If your disc is "infected" with copy protection of any kind, the ripping process may not work right, or may not produce high-quality copies of the source media. You may be able to bypass copy protection to allow you to rip your disc using a third-party "on the fly" decrypting application such as SlySoft's AnyDVD.

Ripping Discs

To access this feature, insert your disc into your computer's optical drive and then go to:

If you have more than one optical Drive, you can rip multiple discs at the same time. For more information on the ripping process for different disc types, please refer to the following articles:

Third-Party Tools

Media Center's audio disc ripping tools are full-featured and produce rips of equal or better quality than other third-party ripping tools. There's little reason to use anything else for quality reasons. However, if you find discs that aren't available in YADB, you may want to use another tool to look up metadata for the rip. A good, free audio ripping application that can access the GraceNote database is Exact Audio Copy (EAC). If you find one of these, please submit it to YADB after you get the metadata looked up!

For more conversion options when ripping Blu-ray and DVD video, you may want to check out MakeMKV which can rip losslessly directly into convenient MKV files.

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