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iTunes Rip CD - How to Rip CD to MP3 with iTunes

Buying music online is very convenient and definitely the future of music is in the digital realm. In last few years, music CDs are very popular and lots of people bought CDs. How about if you have a large collection of CDs and want to add the songs to your iTunes library and transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. now? In this article, you will learn how to rip CD to MP3 with iTunes so that you can enjoy the songs on any portable devices.

How to use iTunes to rip CD to MP3

First, you need to check and configure your iTunes settings for the CD ripping. Click Edit from the main menu and choose Preference > General and choose "Ask to Import CD" from the drop-down menu of "When you insert a CD".

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To rip CD to MP3, select "Import Settings" and choose "MP3 Encoder" for "Import Using" and set the output quality of the MP3 files. You can choose "Use error correction when reading Audio CDs' to ensure the rip quality. After you finished the settings, click "OK" to save the settings.

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Now insert the music CD to your computer's hard drive. A window will pop up, asking you whether you'd like to import the CD into your iTunes library. Click "Yes" to go on.

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Tips: If this window doesn't show up, you can click the CD icon on the left side bar and then you will see the CD songs on iTunes' main window. And then click the "Import CD" button on the bottom left to add the tracks to your iTunes library.

A window will show you the importing process. And on the main window, the green check shows the song has been imported while the orange circle means the song in currently importing.

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After it's finished, you can find the songs in MP3 formats in your iTunes library. Just transfer them to your MP3 players and enjoy them on the go.


1. You can use iTunes to rip CD to MP3, not DVD. If you want to rip DVD to MP3, you can use Aimersoft DVD ripper PC or Aimersoft best ripper for Mac. It can help you convert DVD to popular audio and video formats, such as MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC, MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. so that you can easily share and play your DVD movies anywhere you like. Not only that, this DVD to MP3 ripper also offers lots of optimized format preset for various devices, which include iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, LG, HTC, Nokia, PSP, Xbox, Wii and more.

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2. For converting CDs to MP3 for free, you can also use WindowsMedia Player. For the detailed guide, please refer to How to Rip CD with Windows Media Player.

Below is the video tutorial on how to use iTunes to rip CD to MP3:

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Why did I not think of searching for this solution before? I'm a child of 70's and I grew up with the music from the 80's and the 90's. Obviously I've got a great collection from those periods, but they're all in CD format. Seeing as I don't even own a CD player anymore aside from my PC, I've stopped listening to my CDs and I just listened to pandora when I wanted to hear the songs from my childhood. Well, I'm done listening to dozens of unwanted songs before getting to listen to my favorite songs, because I simply used itunes to rip all my CDs and now I'm listening to all my fav tunes whenever I want. Music is good once again.
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