I've ripped music files from my CD but they were in .wma format and cannot play on my Android phone. So that I need to re-rip them into .mp3 files.

But the ripped button is disabled in Windows Media Player and the status of the file reads Ripped tolibrary

How can I force a re-rip/rip again?

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    I guess you'll have to remove them from your library, else just use better programs such as EAC + Lame to rip and convert. – Karan Mar 29 '13 at 6:14
  • @Karan Yeah, I have removed them and rerip again. I prefer to use the WMP as it is already available in the OS – Nam G VU Mar 29 '13 at 12:16

I'd suggest conversion rather than ripping again. Audacity is lightweight and works wonders. If you have to use WMP, then just delete previous files from your library (highlight and press delete).

  • I just didn't think of delete ^^ Thank you! – Nam G VU Mar 29 '13 at 6:30
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    Converting from one lossy format to another adds additional loss. It is better to go back to the original and rerip. – Zoredache Mar 29 '13 at 7:31
  • I agree with @Zoredache; unless the original ripping format was WMA lossless, re-ripping is the best solution. – Karan Mar 29 '13 at 9:53
  • Yeah right, I prefer to rerip. Conversion may make the sound differed – Nam G VU Mar 29 '13 at 12:17
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    @Guillermo I prefer to use the WMP as it is already available in the OS – Nam G VU Mar 29 '13 at 12:17

Renaming doesn't work

Yes, I thought of removing the folder containing the ripped CD. Instead, I renamed from 'Edvard Grieg' to 'Edvard Grieg - WMA', but it still said the CD was already ripped. Then I simply deleted, and it did work! :D

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