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When you insert a CD, MuRip displays details about each track on the CD. If you have already ripped the CD, the track names that you entered will be restored. You can edit the track names manually by clicking in the Track Name column, or you can press one of the the Search buttons to search for the album, artist and track information in a web service database.

Tracks

Check boxes

Check the box to allow the track to be ripped. Unchecked tracks are skipped. You can check/uncheck using the mouse, or by selecting the track and pressing the Space bar. To check/uncheck all tracks, press Ctrl+A to select all the tracks, and click on a checkbox or press the Space bar to toggle all the check boxes. Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click can be used to select individual tracks. When ripping, the box is unchecked as each track is successfully ripped.

Track number

This filed is editable, from 1 to the number of tracks on the CD (max. is 99). Leave blank for 'miscellaneous tracks' where you don't want to see a track number.

Track Name

This field is editable. Click on the track name to start editing, or select the row and start typing - the first key pressed will open the edit window. To finish editing, press Enter or the Tab key. This moves to the next track name to continue editing. You can use any characters, even those which are not allowed in Windows file names.  

For various artists CDs, each track needs its own artist name, separated from the track name by " / " (space-slash-space), "track_name / track_artist", e.g. "All Along The Watchtower / Jimi Hendrix". Check the Various Artists file name format for a various artists CD. The track_artist can be either the performer or the composer. For classical music it's usually best to use the composer for the track_artist, e.g. "Serenage for Strings in C. II, Valse, Moderato / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky".

Time

The track's playing time in minutes:seconds.

Size

The size of the uncompressed track on the CD, in bytes. This is also the size of the WAV file that would be created if you ripped using the "WAV Uncompressed" file format.

Errors

This shows the number of errors detected if read errors occur during the rip. A small number of errors, for example less than 200, can usually be ignored - they will not be audible. But a large number of errors may cause the track to be unplayable, containing a lot of clicking and silent sections. Sometimes ejecting and re-inserting the CD and re-trying the rip of the offending track will fix the problem. Some CDs contain attempted "copy protection" which makes it difficult to read them on a computer's CD/DVD drive.

Sometimes CDs containing badly generated electronically music may show errors because the sound wave is DC (direct current) in places, which is not real audio. You can assume that these will not be audible.

Destination Path

This is created according to the rules you have defined in the Options - File Path Formats. The path is updated as you type when modifying the Artist or Album names, or the Destination Directory.

Data Tracks

If the CD contains data tracks at the end, they are shown but they cannot be ripped. The track name will be "DATA".