My home computer crashed and needed to be rebuilt with new os. So I received the machine back with what I assume is a more recent release of Windows XP. New but, as usual with MicroSofty, not improved. Now they apparenty realize they do not make money from mp3 format and just stopped supporting it. (imagine if Nikon stopped supporting jpeg format? )They try to convince you how fantastic their new WMA file format is, and the make you go hunt for a bolt-on app that will actually rip mp3. And where they send you does not even have an app to do this, that I can see.
I have Lame installed but that won’t allow rips of mp3 either.