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You are correct, the tabs are a little different but it does the same thing..Saving/ripping music from a CD-Rom is much the same.
1. Insert the music CD into your computers CD drive. If a window titled Audio CD pops up, select Take No Action and click Ok.
2. Start Windows Media Player from the Start Menu.
3. With the Now Playing tabbed menu on the screen, select Rip. Youll notice a list of your CD tracks appear, with the title, length, artist and other information either filled in or showing as unknown. If you have an Internet connection, click Find Album Info to have it downloaded and filled in automatically. Alternatively, you can click on items like artist once and manually type in the information.
4. Select Tools from under the top menu and choose Options. Choose the Rip Music tab. Check to see that the Rip Music to this location option is to your liking. If not, click Change. Under File Name, you can also choose what options (i.e. artist, song title) to include in the name.
5. Under Rip settings, select the Format you wish to save your music to. The Three Windows Media Audio formats can provide slightly better audio results then MP3, especially at lower bit rates (known as audio quality in Windows Media Player see next step), but are not as widely supported on digital audio players as MP3s.
6. Audio quality selection is next. The slider, by moving it to the right, will increase the bit rate by which the music is recorded to. The higher the bit rate (i.e. displayed in the box as 192 Kbps), the better sounding quality the music will be. It also will increase the size of the individual music files, which may ultimately limit how many you can store on a portable device.
7. After confirming your selections, click Ok to return to the Rip CD screen.
8. Looking at the screen, you will see checkmarks next to each of the tracks to be copied. If you wish to not copy some of them, uncheck those marks.
9. Click Rip Music. A progress bar will appear next to each song title as it is copied onto your hard drive. You can stop the rip at anytime by clicking Stop Rip.
10. When all of the songs have been ripped, you can eject the CD and put it away.
11. Congratulations youve ripped a CD using Windows Media Player 10!
Here is Microsoft's tutorial on how to do it:
Quickly Rip CDs to Your Computer
If you want to do a little more exploring, here's another link:
Windows Media Player 10 FAQ
HOpe this helps.
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