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 an audio CD to your PC using Windows Media Player in Windows 10.

Windows Media Player will copy songs 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.

Rip a CD in Windows 10

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:

3. In the left sidebar, you click on your CD (e.g., 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.

select mp3 in windows media player rip settings

5. Click again on Rip Settings, go to Audio Quality and choose 256 Kbps or 320 Kbps.

select audio quality in windows media player rip settings

6. You can uncheck (deselect) 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.

Windows Media Player will save your songs at the following location on your computer: C:\Users\User\Music (My Music).


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