How to Rip a CD in Windows 10 using Windows Media Player

How to Rip a CD in Windows 10 using Windows Media Player

This tutorial will show you step by step how to rip (copy) music from a audio CD to your PC using Windows Media Player in Windows 10.

Your songs will be copied from your CD to your computer's hard drive in MP3 audio format, but you can also choose another audio format, like WMA, WAV or FLAC.

  1. Insert the audio CD you want to rip into the CD drive of your PC.
  2. Open Windows Media Player.
    • Three Ways to open Windows Media Player in Windows 10:
      • Open the start menu, scroll down to W, click on "Windows Accessories" and then click on "Windows Media Player".
      • Enter "WMP" in the search bar (or cortana) and then click on "Windows Media Player" when it appears.
      • Press the Windows and R keyboard keys at the same time, enter wmplayer.exe and hit Enter.
  3. Go to the left sidebar and click on your CD (example: AlbumName (E:)).
    • rip a audio cd in windows 10 using windows media player
  4. Click on "Rip Settings", go to "Format" and choose "MP3" or another audio format, like WMA, WAV or FLAC.
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  5. Click again on "Rip Settings", go to "Audio Quality" and choose "256 Kbps" or "320 Kbps".
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  6. You can uncheck the songs you don't want to rip to your computer.
  7. Click on "Rip CD" located next to "Rip Settings" at the top.

Windows Media Player will now rip (copy) music from your CD to your computer's hard drive and into another audio format, like MP3, WMA, WAV or FLAC.

Your songs will be saved at C:\Users\User\Music (My Music).

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