Top 3 Methods to Rip CD to MP3 Easily

Want to rip CD to MP3 so that you can enjoy the music on any device, anywhere? If you are one of those people, stick here. This post covers some easy yet workable methods to help you rip MP3 music from your favorite CDs.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 29, 2023

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Do you encounter the following situation while using a CD?

  • Want to enjoy music from CD on any device or mobile player anywhere, anytime.
  • Back up CD music collection
  • Recover music files from a damaged CD
  • Boots the music quality as much as possible

If you are bothered by these kinds of questions, you can quickly solve them by ripping CD to MP3. However, it is not easy to rip CD to MP3 with track name or album info, but don't fret. There are still some methods available to fix it.

One solution is to use some CD ripper, and the other is to rely on internal audio recorder software to record the music from CD. To help you know them better, we will walk you through the steps to rip MP3 music from CD by both ripping and recording ways. Just to find your desired solution here.

Method 1. Rip MP3 Music from CD by Recording 

Another easy way to rip music from CD is by recording with some high-quality audio recorder. There are lots of MP3 recorder available on the market, and here we pick out one excellent program to share with you – EaseUS RecExperts.

Although it is an audio recording software, it still can help you rip MP3 music from your CD. All you need to do is to play the CD with a music player, then launch RecExperts to capture it. Besides, you also can use this program to rip CD to FLAC, OGG, WMV, and other popular audio formats with a few simple clicks. It is worth mentioning that this CD ripper allows you to adjust the bitrate, sample rate, and many to make your MP3 audio stand out.

  • Support capturing screen, webcam, audio, and even gameplays
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS
  • Enable to record live streaming audio, video, talk show, etc.
  • Built with some editing tools
  • Export more than 10 formats

Now, let's take a look at how to rip MP3 music from CD by recording:

Stage 1. Open the CD music on your computer.

Insert the CD you want to rip into an optical drive, then open it with a media player.

Stage 2. Record Music with EaseUS RecExperts on Your Computer.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and choose "Audio" (looks like a speaker) from the left side of the interface. Select the sound source by clicking on the speaker sign (the system sound) or the mic sign (the microphone). Or, you can record them both at the same time.

Record Audio

Step 2. Hit "REC" button to start recording audio. To finish it, you just click on the red square icon to stop the recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 3. After that, the recording list window will pop up automatically. You can listen to or edit the recording with built-in tools.

Recording List Window

Method 2. Rip CD to MP3 using Windows Media Player

We all know that Windows Media Player is a powerful video and audio player on Windows computers, but do you know that it also functions in converting and transcoding CD to MP3?

Ripping music from CD is a hidden feature of Windows Media Player. This free CD ripper will help you complete this task without any hassle. Moreover, you don't need to download any other software, or charge for it, as it is pre-installed on your Windows PC already.

Note: It may not work if the CD is commercial or protected.

Step 1. Insert an audio CD into your DVD drive.

Step 2. Type "Windows Media Player" in the searching box at the bottom left, and double click to open it.

Open Windows Media Player

Step 3. Once opened, you will see Unknown album on the left side toolbar. Also, all the audio tracks inside the Audio CD are displayed on the screen.

Select audio track

Step 4. Select the audio track you want to rip by checking on the box. Then click "Rip settings > Format > MP3".

Choose format for ripping

Step 5. At last, click "Rip CD" on the top ribbon, and you will see the process for ripping CD to MP3 starts immediately.

Rip cd to mp3

Method 3. Rip CD into MP3 with iTunes

The Windows Media Player will help Windows users rip music from CDs easily without spending a penny, so, is there a free way to do the task on Mac? Of course, yes! If you are a fan of Mac, you can use iTunes.

It is an important program that helps users play media files on Apple devices. With this freeware, you can download music, video, and some apps in a snap. Additionally, it also has the capacity to copy CDs to MP3 as a CD ripper. Just check out the following details:

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer, then click "Preferences" > "Import Settings…" to open the settings dialog box.

Open Preference

Step 2. Select the MP3 Encoder from the drop-down list and choose the "High Quality (160 kbps)" in the Setting menu, then click "OK".

Select MP3 Encorder

Step 3. Insert the CD that you want to rip to MP3. When iTunes recognizes it and click the "Audio CD" on the left sidebar.

Step 4. You will see the CD will show up in the playlist. Here you can tick the checkbox that you want to save as an MP3 file, and then click "Import CD" to begin ripping MP3 from CD. Once completed, you can find the MP3 files in your regular iTunes music library.

Rip CD to MP3 iTubes

The Bottom Line

On this page, we have discussed three methods to help you rip MP3 from CD in two different ways. Traditionally, you can use some CD ripper to copy MP3 from CDs like Windows Media Player or iTunes. Besides, you also can get it done by recording the music and save it as MP3 with some MP3 recorder software. No matter what you select, we hope you can get help here.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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