Steve - 

iTunes for Windows does this very elegantly, and it gives you many encoding
options if you also want to use it as an encoder.

Its default setting will copy an MP3 that you've played into the default
iTunes directory. I think you can defeat that, but it can be a nice feature
if you put a shortcut to that folder on the desktop.

Parker Dinkins
MasterDigital Corporation
CD Mastering + Audio Restoration

on 4/1/06 5:12 PM US/Central, Steven Smolian at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> I've just started using Windows Media Player 9 to be sure the MP3s I make for
> web distribution actually play back.
> Does anyone know how I can tell if what is being played back is CD or MP3?  I
> can't seem to find a screen clue.
> An email of this question to Microsoft costs $ 99.00!!!  Phone suport is $ 250
> per question.!#?/ plus all the rest of the comic book explitives.