How to Rip CD with VLC Media Player for Free


VLC is one the best free multi-platform media player. Besides playing videos, DVDs, converting videos, etc. you can also use VLC to rip audio CDs. Here we will teach you how to rip CD with VLC for free. Follow on to transform your favorite CD albums in digital format for playing with your MP3 players so that you can listen to them on the go.


Part 1. Ripping Audio CDs with VLC for Free

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Step 1. Insert the CD disc you want to rip to your computer's disk drive and open VLC media player. Click "Media" on the toolbar and choose "Convert/Save" from the drop-down menu.

Step 2. After that, you will be presented with an "Open Media" window. Now select "Disc" and click "Audio CD" under "Disc Selection". For "Disc device", click "Browse" to choose the source CD disc. And for "Starting Position", just hit the "up" arrow button to choose the track where you'd like to start. Eg. When you finished the settings, click "Convert/Save" button to continue.

Step 3. What goes next is the "Convert" window. Choose "Profile" and click the tool icon to open the form window, where you can set the output audio codec, bitrate, channels and sample rate. Click "Save" to apply the settings.

Step 4. Then you will go back to the "Convert" window. Just hit the "Start" button to converting CD to digital audio format. MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV, etc.

That's all about how to rip CD with VLC. Very easy, right? Besides ripping audio CDs, you can also rip DVD with VLC. For the detailed guide on ripping DVD, you can follow use VLC to rip DVD.

Video tutorial on on how to rip audio CDs with VLC for free:

Part 2. Recommend an Easy Way to Rip DVD with Aimersoft DVD Ripper

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Aside from ripping CDs, plenty of users are looking for a way to rip their DVDs. Aimersoft DVD Ripper is just designed to help convert DVD to any popular format with ease. If you are an Mac user, just work the best Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac, which can be perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite. By the way, there is no quality loss during the ripping process. You can give it a try without worries.

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Step 1. Load DVD Files to the Program

After inserting your DVD disc into your computer, please launch this software. Then touch the "Load DVD" option to browse and import your DVD to this program.

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Step 2. Set Output Format and Location

As Aimersoft DVD Ripper can be used to convert DVD to MP4, MPEG, H.264, MOV, WMV, MKV, AVI, M4V and many other formats, you can just select the right one according to your own requirements. In addition, you are able to convert DVD to various devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and so on.

Step 3. Start Conversion

At last, just click the "Start" button to begin the ripping prccess. It will be finished within seconds.

     
mike
this is the answer here. You need to use a format string. I used $n $t.mp3 to have 'track number song title.mp3'
disqus_sipsN7lOHo
This doesn't work. It puts everything under the same file.
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https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Play_HowTo/Format_String/ you must use format strings. for example, when asked for the name, use this to get the artist and title in the filename for an mp3: $a-$t.mp3
johannesbbols
Nope. Sorry. Tried this say maybe 10x. First there's no "Media" on the toolbar, there's no "Convert/Save" (at this point I check wh. version of VLC I was using and it was the correct one.) If you make it to Instruction #2, you'll stagger, tumble and fall. I must give credit to Greg for explaining this process in detail. As they say in the OR, "The procedure was a success but the patient expired!"
Guest
There is no \'Convert/Save\' option in my drop down menu. :-(
Sebastian
Doesn\'t work properly. Saves only last track into selected file. VLC ver. 2.0.8. How to save into multiple files?
EqualOpportunityCynic
Yes, this is what I\'m getting too. At the end, every time I end up with an mp4 of the very last track. This happens even if I delete every track except *another* one (say, track #1). Interestingly, if I stop it right at the end of one of its conversion processes, I can get a playable mp4 of whichever track it was working on. I can\'t figure out how to specify one track, let alone feed multiple names to the converter.
john
It doesn\'t work :(
Zig
No Greg, for me starting position to 0 does not give the whole album, it starts over into the same file : watching the explorer window i see the file size reverting to 0 bytes every time the player switches to the next song !
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It\'s putting all tracks into a single MP3 file! Selected Audio CD, starting position is Here\'s the steps I\'m taking: Clicked Convert/Save, Clicked Disc tab, Selected Audio CD, starting position 0, Selected all tracks on the CD, Clicked Convert from the drop-down (Source: \"cdda:///D:/\" ) \"Destination file:\" is blank. I hit browse. Went to the desktop, made a folder, opened the folder, but it insists on a file name. \"Save as type\" shows all the available containers. Do I use a * wildcard or % for string or something? If I say something like \"Track.mp3\", it\'ll rip all the tracks into that one unplayable MP3. Also, for settings, the default profile is showing \"Video - H.264 + AAC (TS)\". That doesn\'t seem to be the most smart thing to display, considering I selected an Audio CD from the previous menu. But nonetheless, I click on \"Audio - MP3\" from the drop-down, then go to the settings, and I\'m met with various encapsulations, none of which look as though they\'re meant for audio and no way to disable it. I pick MPEG-TS just for the hell of it. Then I disable Video on the next tab, then after that for Audio I pick the MP3 265/kbps @ 44.1k. So how do you output to multiple MP3 files all at once? This all still seems geared toward ripping DVDs into a single track.
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