I have a plugin for MP3 ripping for WMP8/9. I was told that this plugin is a free one, which was released with the launch of Windows XP. But Microsoft didn't document this thingy, nor can it be found at the MS website. I have this plugin at my computer at school, but it's holiday now for 1 1/2 week, so I can't get it now. I can search through some backupdiscs, but I formatted all of them a week ago. Maybe someone else can drag it up for you.