Need to transfer audio files from CD to computer
Posted on 2013-10-25
We used a digital recorder to record a public meeting. It turned them into several mp3 files. We want to transfer the recordings onto a PC. The digital recorder is not meant to be plugged into a computer, it only lets you burn the recordings onto a CD. Fine, whatever.
Here is my question: How do we put those files onto the PC?
We tried just copying the files from CD to the PC in Windows Explorer, but the result is all the individual mp3 files are not in order. Sorting the files didn't work (we can sort them by date, but I need to further sort them by time).
I tried using Roxio Creator 2011 Pro, but I don't think Roxio can do this specific thing. I can use Roxio to do just about anything else (copy the files onto another CD, save them as an ISO, etc.).
Then I found out I can use Windows Media Player to do this. Problem is, I need to click the "Rip" button. On my Windows Media Player 11 there is no Rip button. I spent the past 20 minutes trying to make WMP display the Rip button, no success.
At this point I'm extremely aggravated. I do have Audacity, but I don't know how to use it.
Can someone please tell me how to...
...use Audacity to burn/rip/whatever those files on the PC, or,
...how to make WMP 11 display the Rip button, or
...some other solution?
P.S. What is the difference between burning something and ripping something, or is there no difference between the two?