Question

How to create MP3 from my own CDs?

Answer

Creating an MP3 files is a 2 step process: ripping and encoding. Ripping means placing your musical CD into your computer’s CD ROM drive and telling the software to copy songs onto your hard drive. Encoder software then compresses those huge files into the much smaller MP3 format. Some All-in-one software, such as Musicmatch, Windows Media Player rips and encodes in one step. Just insert the CD, and select the Copy CD function after a few minutes, your MP3 files appear on the hard drive.

Ripping

  1. Start the ripper software
  2. Insert the CD
  3. Choose the songs and click the software’s copy option.
  4. The software grabs the Compact Disc Audio (CDA) straight from the CD and saves the sound as a WAV file on your hard drive.

Please refer to the below links at miscrosoft for detailed information on how to use WMP10 and WMP11 and with videos tutorial on how to rip CD.

WMP11 on Vista

CD Ripping instructions

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11_wv/rip.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/windowsvista/using.aspx

WMP11 on XP

Video on CD ripping

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/rip.asx


More information on usage

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/using.mspx

WMP10 on XP

Video on CD Ripping

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/rip_how_to.asx


Basics and more

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/using.aspx

Encoder

  1. Launch the encoder software
  2. Select your recorded sound file
  3. Select the desired quality level then press the encode button.

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