Copy music from CD to hard disk with Windows Media player

October 2016

Windows Media Player allows you to copy music from a CD to the hard disk. By default audio files are stored in the Music Library.
  • If you want to change the default folder, check out this tip

To copy music from a CD, follow these steps:
  • Open Windows Media Player (In Windows 7: Start> All Programs> Windows Media Player)
  • Insert the CD you want to copy
    • The list of songs is normally included on the CD.
  • Click the Rip tab> More options
    • The default format is WMA, if you want to change the mp3 then in Rip settings change: Format> MP3"
    • Uncheck songs you do not want to copy and click Copy from CD
    • In the window that opens, select one of the options and check the box, thus accepting the terms of use.
    • Simply wait for the "Ripping process" to end
  • The music copied from the CD is stored in the Music Library by default.

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