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#1 bigjamesgti



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Posted 22 June 2004 - 02:04 PM

Im not sure if this is in the right place - and apologies for the two different threads but they are for different topics

I have only just discovered that I can "rip" my CD's to my hard drive ( I know but Im really slow with PC's as you can tell)

I have about 40 albums that Id like to rip but Im worried that the pc might not have enough space

How can I check exactly how much space Ive got and how much the cd's are taking up and would too many cd's ripped make the PC slower ??

Thanks again for any help


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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:56 AM

to find out how much hd space you have goto mycomputer open it. if useing xp just hover mouse over the drive it will than tell you how much free space you have.
useing win98se or m.e you will have to right click on the hd icon and choose properties to see how much space is being used.
as for slowing down the drive. the answer is yes to little free space for system to run will cause slow downs and other problems.
defraging your computer will help.
and for a very good free cd ripper program that i use its called CDex

allso there are options on how you rip your cd,s that will afect the size of the final mp3 file.
such as the standered 128bit sized mp3 is smaller than one ripped at 160bits or 192bits etc.
experiment with what size of bit rate works best for you.
have a nice day. :D

Edited by wawadave, 24 June 2004 - 10:57 AM.

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