An alternative to ripping

If for some reason you’re not able to rip tracks directly from audio CDs, there’s always the analog alternative. You can use Be’s bundled SoundRecorder utility to record audio from your CD-ROM, directly through your soundcard.
[Editor’s note: The quality of the extracted audio will not be as good with this method as with normal ripping techniques, since the audio will have to pass through an analog stage.]
Launch the Media preferences panel, select Audio Input on the left, and change the Source to CD. Now, fire up CDPlayer and SoundRecorder. Start playing your audio CD, and hit the Record button in Sound Recorder to start recording.
When done recording, press Stop in Sound Recorder. From there you can edit to your heart’s desire, and/or save the recorded audio to disk by clicking on the equalizer and draging the file into a folder or onto the Desktop.

 

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