How to configure Ots Studio

Ots Studio requires an external encoder so that you can rip and encode your CDs (or CD+G discs) and convert your media files (unless you wish to store CDs and all non-native media with the uncompressed PCM option in Ots Studio Encoder Settings). You need to obtain an encoder, such as lame, from a "third party" organization.

Important note: Using MP3 encoding technology in some countries without first paying the appropriate license fees may mean that you are infringing on various patent holders' rights. Please check out the situation in your country first.


How to set the encoder in Ots Studio

You can now go to your Desktop and delete the lame_enc.dll file as it has been "imported" into Ots Studio.

You will need to add your email address to the CD Database settings so you can obtain the Album information from


How to rip a CD or CD+G

You are now ready to rip a CD. Place a CD into your CD-Rom drive and click on the CD icon on the toolbar. Note: you will need to be on the Internet so Ots Studio can communicate with the CD database.

You will be prompted by the Import Red Book Audio CD window. Click on the Import button. You are now ripping a CD.

If the disc you are ripping is a CD+G disc (used commonly for karaoke), ensure the Extract CD+G check box is checked.

For detailed instructions on using Ots Studio please see the Ots Studio help file.

Note: Not all CD/DVD drives are capable of ripping CD+G discs. Check the specifications of your drive for this capability, or contact your local computer store for assistance.


How to view hidden files

If you are unable to see the lame_enc.dll file on your system it is possible that your Windows installation is not allowing you to view all files.

If you have Windows 2000/XP/Vista you will need to:


For more details on using Ots Studio please see the Ots Studio help file.