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CdRippingStart method

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Starts ripping the given CD track of the given CD drive.


A successful call to this method will fire the CdRippingStarted event followed by a number of CdRippingPercentage events and finally by the CdRippingStopped event.


For details about the encoding format and parameters see the How to perform a CD ripping session section.





[Visual Basic]

Public Function CdRippingStart (

nCdDriveIndex as Int16,

nTrackIndex as Int16,

strOutputPath as string

) as enumErrorCodes



public enumErrorCodes CdRippingStart (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex,

Int16 nTrackIndex,

string strOutputPath




public: enumErrorCodes CdRippingStart (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex,

Int16 nTrackIndex,

string strOutputPath









Number representing the zero-based index of the involved CD drive.

Installed CD drives can be enumerated using the GetCdDrivesCount method and their friendly description can be retrieved through the GetCdDriveDesc method.


Number representing the one-based index of the CD audio track.

The total number of available audio tracks on the given CD can be obtained using the GetCdNumTracks method.


String representing the absolute pathname of the output file that will contain the song's ripped data. If this pathname should contain invalid characters, they would be automatically changed into an underscore '_' character.



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred (see the LastError property for further error details)

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The call was successful.