I use Powerpoint and want to insert snippets of songs (downloading them to zip disc and to my hard drive) into my presentations. My current software (CarryOn Music 2.0 & Easy CD Creator 5 Basic) is very basic and will only allow me to copy entire songs and CDs; I also checked out an advanced version of CD Creator to no avail. I don't own a laptop, so I need to keep file-size to a minimum (to fit on a zip disc). Thus far, I've discovered only two software packages that claim to suit my needs: 1) ACXtractor 2.93 ($25.99): MP3.com provides a favorable but brief review. According to the review, you can "select only parts of a CD track. You can adjust the start and end mark with a precision of ± 1 frame." Sounds great, but unfortunately, this review is limited to "Company hype" (MP3's words) about the company's own product. 2) Blaze Audio's RipEditBurn 2.0 ($39.95): According to the product description, you can "crop out unwanted segments." Snippet sampling? I don't like to assume. I'm still reading/searching and also plan to contact both companies for more info., but if anyone is familiar with the software that I've listed above, or know of other programs/solutions, please let me know. I'll appreciate it immensely. Thanx.