How to transfer a music CD to my PC.

I have a CD with music and would like to have the music transferred to my PC.  How can I do this?  I would like to maintain the music quality so bit density does matter.
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the easiest way is to use windows media player - it has a built in ripping functionality which will copy the music onto your PC for you. Its not going to have the best quality out there but it is free and built in with windows so you may want to give it a try.

Simply insert the CD into the computer run windows media player and select the rip tab at the top, select the songs you want to copy and press the rip button.
Put the Cd in the drive open Windows Media Player and select Rip CD.  Under the RIP tab there is an arrow pointing downward, click that and you will get a few options.  One will be Format and another will be Bit Rate.  Select Format and under that select Lossless; Next Select Bit Rate and under that select 192 Kbps (Best Quality).  Once this is done you can Rip the CD.  By Default it will go into your My Documents Folder under My Music.  The folder will be listed as unknown if you leave things as is.  If you go to More Options, you can play around with the default naming structure of the folder and how you want the songs to be displayed once they are ripped, also change the default folder location. You can right click on each song and change the name from unknown artist to whatever the name of the artist is and the name of the song.  Just make sure you keep the extension the same, such as .mp3 or .wav.  One more thing, when you are about to begin to rip the cd, you got to make sure all the songs are checked.

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You can also use imgburn to rip the cd in to an image file "iso". Then you can just open up the iso file and all your songs will be there.  You will also need winrar to open up the iso files, but these 2 programs will allow you to rip music cds, movies, anything you want and with an iso file you can just copy it to a external flash drive or hard drive and plug it in to any pc and you would have your music with you.

Windows Media player will also work like the gents said above, but with turning it in to an iso file you can play your music at any computer as long as you have the iso file with you. You wont have to go to another computer and rip the cd again if you change your mind and want to play music some where else.

download imgburn at:

download winrar at:

This works for me!
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