sorry i really should have mentioned that i use a mac, but thanks anyways! hopefully someone who reads this thread can use these steps for their pc.
aside from that, thanks to all who've posted in this thread thus far, i don't think i'll download any more free trials because i've already cluttered up my computer with too many of those but i've used them all up. so i'm shooting an email to the guy a few posts up about the rip, which i hope i can use.
well i'm traveling tomorrow and the next day so i'll be back to try my luck again, all the help is much appreciated,