How to Rip a CD or DVD

When you copy music, videos  and pictures from a CD or DVD to your PC, it’s called “ripping.” You can use Windows Media Player to do it .

How to Rip a CD or DVD

How to Rip CD or DVD

When you rip music from a CD, you’re copying songs from an audio CD to your PC. During the ripping process, the Player compresses each song and stores it on your drive as a Windows Media Audio (WMA), WAV, or MP3 file.
Ripped files are automatically saved to the Music folder, but you can change the location using the options on the Rip settings tab.

Rip music from a CD

Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet if you want Windows Media Player to automatically get info about the songs, such as the name of the CD, the artist, and titles for the tracks being ripped.
  1. Open Windows Media Player.
  2. Insert an audio CD into the PC’s CD drive.
  3. Select the Rip CD button Rip CD button .
  • If you want to select a different format or bit rate, select the Rip settings menu, and then choose Format or Audio Quality in the Player Library.
  • If you don’t want to rip every song, clear the check boxes next to the songs you don’t want.

Add or edit media info after ripping

  1. In the Player Library, search for the album or song you want to edit.
  2. Right-click the album, and then select Find album info.
  3. Do one of the following:
      • If the correct album or artist info appears in the search results, select the correct entry, and then follow the instructions on the page to automatically update the album art and media info.
      • If the correct album doesn’t appear in the search results, follow the instructions on the page to search again using different search criteria, or to manually add the media info.

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