I have WMP11 (Windows Media Player 11) on a computer that I use to rip CD Audio files to MP3 format and then I post them on a web site on a weekly basis. The people who desinged WMP11 did not consider that people's speech does NOT need to take up 57MB's per CD (128kbps) in order to sound good. I want to cut down the kbps to 40-50 or lower so that the files take up less space online and take less time to load. I have experimented with Audacity and the speech still sounds fine at 48kbps, but there is no option for a bitrate below 128kbps in WMP11. I could use Audacity, but I do this weekly and the computer is not very fast, so importing the tracks to Audacity and re-exporting them with a different bitrate would probably add 5-10 minutes to a process that already takes long enough as it is. Is there a mod or codec or something that will let me use WMP11 to rip mp3 audio at lower bitrates than 128kbps? If not, what is a good program to use that is not extremely resource intensive that will let me do one click ripping to mp3 like WMP does? I checked the Microsoft "Knowledge" Base, but it was basically just a useless FAQ for people who have never used WMP before. On a side note, it would also be nice to be able to automatically reduce the gain on the audio as it is ripped to get rid of the "clipping" (distortion when the person talks loudly) that is usually present. Again, I can manually do it with Audacity every week, but it will take too long to justify messing with it. [rant]I don't know what the people who designed WMP11 were thinking, but it seems like it is a big step backwards in functionality with a better looking skin. I still have not upgraded to it on my personal computer, and there isn't even any way to get it to stop bugging me "A Windows Media Player Update is available, would you like to upgrade?". No, I would not like to "upgrade" to a player that is worse than the one that I currently have![/rant] Thanks in advance for any help that you offer. I have tried google, but I just can't find any advice for this.