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Does anyone know of a way to copy a wav file off of a typical audio CD by simply dragging it to a folder?


I know there are many programs to rip cd's, etc.


But does anyone know a way to simply view a cd in Win explorer and see it as a wav, then drag it to a folder.


Thi was possible in 98 but I can not find a way in XP.


I'm asking this as a favor for a friend.


Looking for a quick and dirty way to see a wav rather than a cda and know it's size in mb and get it into a new folder.





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Hmmm, I think this would require some kind of specialized driver since since standard, Red Book audio CDs don't really have a file system. A driver that understood the Red Book standard and could emulate a file system would be required.


If you could do it on a Win98 machine then perhaps that system had some software installed which provided that capability. I don't remember Windows 98 having that capability natively, out of the box.

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Well now that you mention it, I don't either. But my friend has screen shots showing Track 1.wav.


I think he has cdfs installed. That's what I used to run. It would allow you to pick wav's off of a cd. But I don't know for sure as I don't have a 98 box handy.


cdfs is still avalable as a .vxd but I don't know if that can be run in XP by any means. If so, I don't know how.

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Originally posted by Anderton:

You can rip using Windows Media Player from Audio CD to Windows Media Audio, but not WAV.

So Craig, how does one extract a wav. from a cd in Win XP?



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Okay, we go the extra mile around here...I just fired up my OS X and XP machines, inserted an audio CD, and checked out what happens.


With OS X, you can drag a CDA file to the desktop, and it's converted into an AIFF file. So that's close to what you want, although it's not a WAV. But it's easy to convert AIFF to WAV and vice-versa.


With XP, if you open a CD in Windows Media Player, you have the option to copy it to your "MyMusic" folder in Windows Media format. You have a choice of compression options, from standard lossy WMA to a mathematically lossless compression scheme. The latter takes up less space than a CD -- it seemed to average about 2/3 of a standard CD.


If you want to convert a CD file into WAV, just about any audio editor can open an audio CD track and save it as a WAV file. I also think Cakewalk's Pyro can do it, and it's not expensive...maybe even Music Match can.


As you can probably tell, using CD audio files in my computer is not something I do alot, so it was kind of interesting to do this research.

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Thanks everyone.


I use Exact Audio Copy if I ever need to copy a cd file. It's a great freeware program. Google "EAC" if anyone is interested.


We have come to the conclusion that in XP it simply can not be done as a drag and drop like it could in Win98 with the hacked version of cdfs.vxd?

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