Copying CDs from an external CD drive

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Copying CDs from an external CD drive

Post by sinj » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:07 am


I am a very new user of MM (gold anyway) and have been trying to copy CDs onto my hard drive from an external CD/DVD RW drive.

THE CD/DVD drive is recognised by my laptop and MM will *play* the CD but MM does not recognise a disc when you say "Rip Audio CD". It says "no audio CD was found".

Is there a simple setting to get the CD drive to behave with MM?

Apologies - could not find a relevant topic amongst the 37000 here!!

thanks in advance


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Re: Copying CDs from an external CD drive

Post by Peke » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:55 am

I tested using Laptop SATA -> USB DVD ROM Cable to connect it as external DVD ROM and it was normally detected and working in MMW.


Are you sure that your CD/DVD Drive is detected on Windows as Removable CD/DVD drive?
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Re: Copying CDs from an external CD drive

Post by Lowlander » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:08 pm

It works for me as well. Which version of MediaMonkey and is the CD a commercial release or a home-burned disc? If the latter it may be a Data CD instead of an Audio CD. If it is an Audio CD the files will all have the .cda extension, otherwise it is a Data CD.
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