Gasp, I hope you are not thinking of selling those CDs as this would not be fair use.
As to WMP, I've found it to not be a great program at this. It's been known to have a brain seizure then lose the collection. Microsoft's answer is for you to restore from your backup. Since it appears you might be parting with the CDs maybe this will be how all will be set right about having the CD content but not the CD?
I've got over 150 music CD's in my collection, and I've decided I want to get all the music put on an MP3 player. I'm having a rummage sale in about 2 weeks, so I'm working on ripping all the CD's onto my Windows Media Player in MP3 format. I like how it's all organized by the albums and there is a little icon with the actual album cover on each one as well.
which MP3 player would be the best for me - I'm interested in one with lots of storage for ALL my music. I'm not much into the video. The other thing is that I plan on selling my CDs at my rummage sale and can't buy a new MP3 player until after the sale. Is the above mentioned transfering of music from CD to Windows Media Player good enough to later transfer to an IPod or whatever? Will it maintain the CD cover icons, and organization that I have now?