How to Convert CD Audio to MP3 Music with Windows Media Player

The Windows media player was created by the Microsoft company, it has several versions, each one includes new updates and features to be able to please its users. The player also allows you to play various formats, you can also access videos in digital format but only with the paid version.

Together this program allows you to copy the songs from a CD to the hard disk, it is a good tool and the most interesting thing is that it is a simple procedure

Based on this and due to the importance this represents, we have prepared this article. In order to explain in a clear and simple way the procedure for convert CD audio into MP3 music with Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player

It should be noted that it is not possible to copy the songs from the audio CDs by dragging and then dropping the files that are displayed there. This is because these files do not contain pulse code modulation, they do not store sound information.

The files themselves let the CD know where each audio track starts and ends, so the audio information is not in the files but on the CD itself. so in order to extract the song you must use the help of a program. For this reason the Windows Media Player program is used.

This Windows media player does allows you to copy songs from a CD to your hard disk because this program has an application for it. It should be mentioned that the program works with special formats which are: WMA, MP3 and WAV. Next we will mention the steps to follow to achieve it.

Convert an audio CD into MP3 Music if possible with Windows media Player in Windows 10. So to locate this player and be able to open it you must go to “beginning” and then to the folder “Windows accessories”. Then you must “insert a CD in your computer” which will start playing automatically.

So when we go to Player we can see the options they contain in the upper part of the player interface, which are: “copy from CD” and “CD copy settings”. Also by means of this configuration it is possible to modify the audio format of the copy.

Continuation of audio conversion from CD to MP3

Audio conversion from CD to MP3

Also, the formats found in the player settings are: Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Audio Pro, Windows Media Audio (variable bit rate), Windows Media Lossless Audio, MP3, WAV (lossless), ALAC (no loss) and FLAC (no loss).

Thus you will choose the format of your preference which in this case would be MP3. You will also be able to view the bits rate or bit rates that are available in the configuration: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps, 320 kbps. It is recommended to set the bit rate to 128 or 192 Kbps.

If you click on “More options” From the CD copy configuration menu it is possible to indicate the path where you want to save these files.

To finish with the configuration, you will be able to select the name of the songs to choose and among the options you will see: artist, album, track number, song title, genre and bit rate.

You can also select the separator that is used to separate the same between those that you will find: none, hyphen, period and underline. So to finish you just have to click on “copy from CD”.

You can also visualize in the column “CD copy status” three states in which you will see if the player “is copying the song”, if you have “copied the song” or if it is “on hold”.

Once you have finished with the process, you will be able to find the copied songs in the music section of the player. And if you click on the song you can access the location of the file.

In short, with Windows media Player you can copy the songs from a CD and save them in the format of your choice. It is an extremely simple procedure that consists of a few steps.

You may also be interested, How to download or update Windows Media Player to the latest version?

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