Doing a bit ‘of order you found in the attic of the old music CDs, and now I’d love to listen to them all? It was you, instead of stand there and change every so often the disk on the stereo, convertirei all in MP3 and feel the music directly from your computer or smartphone. How you say? You’ve also thought about you but you do not know how to convert CDs to MP3 ? You surprise me. However do not worry, you’ll settle right away.

Take a couple of minutes of free time and put into practice the indications here below. In less than no time you’ll discover how to import tracks of your favorite music CDs to your PC and how to turn them into MP3 or other audio file formats. I assure you that it’s really a no-brainer. Just think, you will not even need to download additional programs on your computer: you can do everything with software that already includes “standard” in Windows or MacOS.

And for those who use Linux? No problem. Want to know more? Well, then read on: you can find all the information you need right here below.

Rip CDs to MP3 on Windows

The activities to convert CDs to MP3 is technically known as “ripping” (rip) and is to extrapolate tracks from standard audio CD (those that can be heard in all stereos) and save them on your computer in the form of MP3 or other audio file formats such as MP3 or uncompressed, such as WAV.

On Windows computers, this work can easily be carried to completion by Windows Media Player the media player included by default in almost all editions of the Microsoft operating system. Its operation is very intuitive. All you need to do is insert the audio CD into your computer from “rip”, open Windows Media Player (you can find it in the menu Start ) and select the icon diskette that automatically appears in the left sidebar.

At this point, click on the button Rip settings located at the top left and select the first option MP3 from menu Format and then the voice 320 kbps from the audio quality (so as to get the file size not quite contenutissime but from very high quality). Therefore presses the button Rip (which is always at the top) and wait for Windows Media Player to process all the tracks of the disk.

If you do not want to “rip” all the songs but only some of them, before clicking on button Rip remove the check mark from the title of the tracks you do not want to save to your computer. MP3 finals will be saved in the folder Music Windows, in a sub-folder with the same name of the album “ripped.”

Note: If you use an edition “N” of Windows that does not have Windows Media Player, you can convert audio CDs into MP3 using Fre: ac a free software and open source that allows you to convert between all popular audio file formats. I’ve explained well how to use it in my tutorial on free MP3 converters .

Rip CDs to MP3 on Mac

If you use a Mac you can convert CDs to MP3 using iTunes Apple’s multimedia software included by default in all versions of MacOS. Before taking action and find out how it works in detail, went into its settings (selecting Preferences from the iTunes top left or by pressing cmd +, on the computer keyboard) and set the MP3 as the output format for the songs “ripped” from audio CDs.

Then select the General from the window that pops up, presses the button Import Settings and select the item MP3 Encoder from the drop down menu Import using . Next, choose the option Custom from the drop down menu Settings sets the item 320 kbps from the Stereo Bit Rate located the top part of the window that opens and click on OK to save the changes.

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Finally, insert the music CD into your Mac, answer of Yes to your iTunes import request and wait for the conversion process of the songs in MP3 comes to an end. If iTunes does not display any warning, select the icon of disk that appears on the top left, click on button Import CD (top right) and the ‘ OK to start

procedure “ripping.”

If you do not want to convert all the tracks on the CD, but only some of them, remove the check mark from the title of those who do not want to save to your Mac. The MP3 files generated by the application will be automatically saved in your iTunes music library.

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iTunes is also available for Windows (as a separate program to be downloaded for free from Apple website ). If you want, you can use it on systems from Microsoft by following the same instructions that I just gave you for the Mac version. For more info about it please my tutorial on how to download iTunes .

Rip CDs to MP3 on Ubuntu Linux

If you use a PC equipped with Ubuntu Linux, you can “rip” music CDs with Soud Juicer a free application that allows you to extract audio tracks from audio CDs and save them as files MP3 (and other file formats).

To install Sound Juicer on your computer, launch the ‘ Ubuntu Software Centre (the orange shopping bag that is located in the left sidebar), search for “sound juicer” and click on the button Install that is in front of the application icon. To complete the operation you will be asked to enter the password of the Ubuntu administration.

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installation is complete, start Sound Juicer went into his Preferences by selecting the appropriate item from the menu on the left and set the output format of MPEG Audio Layer 3 . If you are told that the profile can not be used, it means you have not yet installed the MP3 codec on your PC.

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Go then in System Settings and click the icon for Software and updates . In the window that opens, select the tab Software for Ubuntu and put a check mark next to the items Maintained by the community, free and open source software (universe) and Software with restrictions for copyright or legal reasons (multiverse) .

When the operation is complete, start the Terminal by the sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and answer S to request that comes made to install the MP3 codec (along with other “proprietary” software) on your computer. When prompted, select the OK button on the terminal to accept the conditions of use of the software to install.

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Now you are really ready to get into action! Then start Sound Juicer, set the MP3 as the output format by following the instructions I gave you before and select all the tracks you want to “rip” putting the check mark next to their titles.

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Finally, click on the button Take and wait patiently for all the tracks are converted to MP3 and saved on your computer.

If you want to change the output folder where the MP3s are saved (the default is Music ), or you want to use another CD / DVD player with Sound Juicer, went in preferences application and select your preferences by the appropriate pull-down menu.