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How to Rip Songs off a Video/Music Player on the Internet February 23, 2007

Filed under: Music Players,Rip — kikitutorials @ 11:30 am

Today you will learn how to rip songs off a video/music player on the Internet, with this easy-to-use program called “Goldwave”.

(Requested by Reg and Non-Sing King)
1. Log on to the official site – http://www.goldwave.ca/ and on the left hand side, click on “Download”. It will lead you to the downloads page. Scroll right down until you see this:

Click on any of the above links to download the latest version of the software.

2. Once you have downloaded and installed the program, open the Goldwave software. Your screen should look like this:

3. Click the icon “New” or the shortcut – (Ctrl + N) and a little pop-up window should appear. Make sure you have these settings:

For the “Initial File Length” part, you input the length of the song you want to rip.

The song i will rip is 3:49 minutes long, so i input this into the section, as shown above. When you’re done, click “OK”.

4. Press F11 on your keyboard and a pop-up window should appear. Go to the “Volume” tab and input these figures:

Master Control: 100
Stereo Mix: 30

Remember to select the Stereo Mix box (TICK the box). Otherwise, there will be NO SOUND recorded. Then click “OK”.

Note: When you tick Stereo Mix, this means it will record ALL the sounds from your computer!! So if you are on MSN, remember to turn the sounds OFF so none of the sound will be recorded

5. On the “Control” toolbox, press the red dot button to start recording, or the shortcut (Ctrl+F9).

6. Go to the page where you want to record the song and press PLAY (to play the song) as QUICK as you can. For me, I want to record a track off Myspace from the Myspace Music Player, so i immediately press play to start recording the track/song.

7. When you are in the process of recording, your screen should look like this:

8. You can make sure the track is right by pressing the Play button in the Control Toolbox. When your recording is finished, go to File > Save to save the song.

9. A pop-up window will appear. There is a drop down menu with a variety of extensions you can save it as. I selected .mp3 format to save my track. Then click “Save”.

10. A pop-up window will appear which will show you the process of saving the file.

And you’re done! :D Let me know if this works for you!!!

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8 Responses to “How to Rip Songs off a Video/Music Player on the Internet”

  1. Victoria Says:

    thanks! it worked gr8

  2. Robert Says:

    this is brilliant the only problem for me is that it sounds crackly and cant understnd them and also when the windo for the volume comes up master volume is not there any ideas how i can sort it because there is lots of songs i would like to download?? Thanks

  3. Dope Boi Fresh Says:

    Works like a charm, great quality too

  4. mike Says:

    I have the same problem as Robert. It sounds ok when the volume is low but when you turn it up to normal it gets really distorted and crackly. The master Volume never pops up for me either. Have any ideas on what to do? Thanks

  5. Derek Says:

    I have the same problem as Robert. I downloaded v5.23 of GoldWave. In that version I can’t find the Master Volume or the Stereo Mix options. Could you help me out? Thanks in advance

  6. Derek Says:

    To answer my own question, it seems it depends on your Sound Card whether you can use Master Control or not. Unfortunately I can’t, so this whole theory doesn’t apply for me :(

  7. RhiSKI Says:

    OMG THIS IS SO F***ING GREAT!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! thank you sooooooooooo0oooooooo much now I can get all my fav. songs!

  8. Soph Says:

    this was fantastic! love it, it helped me a lot!
    THANK YOU!


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