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.
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.
To access this feature, insert your disc into your computer's optical drive and then go to:
- Action Window > Rip Disc
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: