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Windows Media Player Error Message Help

You've encountered error message C00D0FAA while using Windows Media Player. The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue.

Cannot rip the track

Windows Media Player cannot rip (copy) the track from the CD because a problem occurred while encoding (converting) the file into MP3 format.

You might encounter this error message if an MP3 encoder is installed on your computer, but the corresponding value in the Windows registry is not set correctly.

In certain circumstances, the registry value might not be valid if you used Windows Media Player 9 Series to rip CD tracks into MP3 format, and then you upgraded to Windows Media Player 10 later. To resolve the problem, do one of the following:

  • Change the audio quality setting for ripping CDs. This option is the easiest to perform. However, it will not enable you to rip CD tracks into MP3 files that have an audio quality setting of 128 kilobits per second (Kbps).

    To change the audio quality setting for ripping CDs

    1. In Windows Media Player 10, right-click the title bar, point to Tools, and then click Options.

    2. Click the Rip Music tab, and then move the Audio quality slider to any setting other than 128 Kbps.

  • Delete the LowRateSample value. This option is more complex to perform. However, it will enable you to rip tracks into 128-Kbps MP3 files.

    To delete the LowRateSample registry value

      Warning:   Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. At the very least, you should back up any valued data on the computer before making changes to the registry. For information about backing up and restoring the registry, see Windows Help.

    1. In Windows, click Start, and then click Run.

    2. In the Open text box, type regedit, and then click OK.

    3. In Registry Editor, click the following registry key:


    4. In the pane on the right, right-click the LowRateSample value, and then click Delete.

    5. If you see the message "Are you sure you want to delete this value?", click Yes, and then close Registry Editor.

      If you see the message "Are you sure you want to delete this key and all of its subkeys?", you are attempting to delete the wrong item. Click No, and then repeat step 4.

Additional Assistance

For information about obtaining technical support from Microsoft, see the Troubleshooting Windows Media Player page.

For general information about using Windows Media Player and other Windows Media technologies, see the Windows Media Player FAQ page or the Windows Media Knowledge Center.

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