I just got dBpoweramp, and I could not find any posts here that address my particular problem. My project is to rip my CD collection to WAV files on my computer. Then to convert the WAV files to MP3 to fit onto a USB thumb drive for use in my car. The process seemed to be successful when ripping commercial cds.

However, I have about a dozen cd-rs that I wanted to rip, then convert to MP3. the first four of them seemed ok. After that, the files ripped to the desktop no longer played in stereo even though they were stereo on the original cd-rs. When I put the original cd-rs in the cd/dvd drive to populate the CD Ripper program, I could click on individual songs through the Ripper and hear them in stereo. As far as I know, I did not make any changes to the program to account for this problem.

The problem should have nothing to do with a lack of space. The desktop still has over 300 MB of space remaining, and the thumb drive still has nearly 40 GB of space remaining. I even tried a second USB thumb drive with 115 GB of space, but that also played back in mono. The problem does not appear to be because of a single brand of cd-r. I have mainly used Sony and Memorex. Each of those two brands have some of the successful and the not successful stereo rips. Has anyone seen this problem before? If so, is there a solution? If I can't have the rips remain in stereo, the program is of no use to me.

I also have had another problem regarding the batch converter. I was hoping to be able to batch convert a whole bunch of files from WAV to MP3 without having to babysit the process (hopefully even overnight). Often, after less than an hour's time, the batch converter would slow to a crawl then finally freeze up, and I would have to restart the computer and start the batch process all over again. What's up with that? Is there a limit as to how many cds can be batch converted in a session? Thanks for any help you can provide re these problems.