Re: Seemingly Not Able To Rip CDs With Portable CD/DVD Drive


Laz
 

It's been a while since I looked at the settings but it's in there somewhere.

Stay well,

Laz

On 5/16/20, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:
LAZ: Pardon my ignorance, but can you (or someone) tell me how I "point
Cdex" to my external CD-DVD drive?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:34 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Seemingly Not Able To Rip CDs With Portable CD/DVD
Drive

I believe the problem is that you need to point CDEx to the external
CD drive as you're no longer using the internal CD drive.

Laz

On 5/16/20, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:
I don't know; I tried a second CD...no soap! Cdex comes up empty!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:50 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Seemingly Not Able To Rip CDs With Portable
CD/DVD
Drive

Yeah Tom cause that's how it should be. I just find this new one odd.
Maybe Dell bent the knee to the music guys.

On 5/16/2020 5:48 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hamit: Okay...will give that a try; had actually thought of that; all I
know is, usually when I put a CD in (then bring up Cdex) it'll populate
itself with the tracks that are on the CD! But you may be on to
something!
Tom

-----Original Message-----
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Hamit
Campos
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Seemingly Not Able To Rip CDs With Portable
CD/DVD Drive

Do you have another CD you've tried before Thom? I'd tri that first.
Just because that seems strange that the CD won't show like it's
supposed to. Maybe it's 1 of those lame as in stupid anti coppy tricks.
But let us know if a trusted CD does the same.

On 5/16/2020 5:42 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: Don't know as I can provide enough information here, but
will
try: recently, the CD-DVD drive on my Dell desk top died on me! So I
called
my computer guy, who in turn came and took a look; he said, sure
enough,
that the CD-DVD Burner drive had died, but that he could get me a new
one
in
a few days! Unfortunately, the Coronavirus screwed everything up
(still
have not heard from the computer guy) in the meantime, I was told that
Amazon had USB CD-DVD drives that would do the same thing! So with the
help
of a good friend of mine, I found one on Amazon (is a Dell, but don't
remember the model number) is supposed to be able to play CDs, burn CDs
and
rip.the whole thing! I got the new CD-DVD drive a couple of days ago;
this
afternoon, a friend of mine who helps take care of my yard came by to
cut
the grass; he had this CD that he wanted me to listen to! So I decided
I'd
put this new drive through its paces and see what it'd do; I put the CD
into
the drive and.Winamp did come up and the CD started to play! So here's
where the "fun" begins: I decided I'd rip it to my computer! I brought
up
Cdex, expecting to see the tracks to be ripped and.nothing! Zero!
What
am
I supposed to do to make Cdex understand that I want to rip this CD?
Am
I
forgetting something? As best as I remember, when I used to rip CDs
with
the original drive that was in the computer, I could just pop that bad
boy
in there, bring up Cdex and it was ready to rock and roll; not so with
this
new CD-DVD drive! Did I buy the wrong thing? I was surely thinking
that
this little USB Drive would do what I needed; it said that it would
burn
and
rip! So what am I missing here? If someone can give me instruction
here,
I'd sure appreciate it!

Tom Kaufman



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