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    What format and quality does an Xbox 360 rip CDs?

    I've searched and searched, but can't find an answer. I've got 100's of CDs, but don't want to spend a lifetime ripping them one at a time unless it's good quality. Even though they sound good when ripped, I want to know the format and quality before I invest a huge amount of time ripping them all. TIA.

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    Can a xbox rip CDs?
    EDIT: Yes is the answer!
    Edited by: "Goonieman" 23rd Dec 2010

    What did you search for? A 30 second google for "xbox 360 rip cd format" would have given you....

    Rip Music from an Audio CD

    The process of converting tracks from an audio CD to a low-bitrate audio format and storing them as individual files is known as "ripping." The Xbox 360 console rips audio tracks to the WMA (Microsoft Windows Media Audio) format at 192 kbps. Ripping an audio CD with Xbox 360 requires an Xbox 360 Hard Drive.

    Please note that existing MP3 and WMA audio files cannot be ripped or otherwise copied to an Xbox 360 Hard Drive, though you can listen to such files from recordable CDs or DVDs or from a connected storage device. For more information, see Use a Portable Audio Player with Xbox 360.

    To rip music from a CD to an Xbox 360 Hard Drive:

    1. Turn on your Xbox 360 console with no disc in the tray.
    2. Load an audio CD. The Xbox 360 music player will launch and CD playback will begin.
    3. Select Rip CD to view the Rip CD screen. By default, all the tracks on the CD will be selected. If you do not want to copy all the tracks, manually de-select the tracks that you do not want to rip.

    4. When you're ready to generate your audio files, select Rip CD again to begin ripping.

    Note

    You cannot listen to music while the console is ripping a CD.

    The Xbox 360 console comes preloaded with a database of artist and track information for thousands of commercial CDs. If the system cannot recognize your CD, the console will show you the Edit Album Info screen prior to ripping your disc. Use this screen and your controller to supply details like Album Name, Artist Name, and Genre.
    Edited by: "cdm22" 23rd Dec 2010

    Original Poster

    Cheers cdm, my keywords must have been poorly chosen. Now I know it's WMA @192kbs. I've already got them copied onto a HDD in MP3 @ 320kbs, so I might just leave it at that.
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