Generally, people choose to use ISO as it represents a neat way to save and collect their data especially media resources like CDs. There is always a need to create ISO from CD since you can make a whole set of whatever music you like and store it in a save way. Well, it's not hard to convert CD to ISO as you think with all the methods will be mentioned in a second.

Part 1: How to Burn CD to ISO File with Leawo Blu-ray Creator

Firstly, we shall dig out a fantastic way to create ISO from CD with Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Blu-ray Creator. It's quite safe and accurate for making ISO from CD if you are going to be worrying about your music resources. Basically, I separate the whole process into two main parts as the first part is addressing attention to extract CD audio so that it can be used to create ISO from CD where the second part mainly shows. Meanwhile, the built-in player enables you to preview editing effect, subtitle and audio tracks, etc. Here is what you should follow:


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☉ One clickto burn ISO image to Blu-ray/DVD disc.

☉ Add watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.

☉ Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.

☉ Design and add disc menu to Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Video Converter

For your convenience, you can just drag and drop your CD directly into the main interface. There is another way that clicks on "Add Video" icon and chooses your CD for importing audio files in order to convert audio files.

If you like, you can also merge all the audio files into a big one from your CD by clicking the blue button next to the big "Convert" button at the same bar. At the same time, you can listen to the audio files when they are loaded. Of course, editing audio files is available.

Step 2: Find a proper output format

Before converting, one thing you should make sure is the output format as you may extract audio in the best way you like. For doing that, just open the box named "MP4 Video" right next to the "Convert" button, then select the "Change" button and you will see a "Profile" panel where you can make your choice.

Step 3: Set Audio Parameters

While you want to make some changes for audio files, you can also get to the same box named "MP4 Video" below, and click the "Edit" option where you can adjust any audio parameter. The "Profile Settings" panel will show many settings including Video Codec, Quality, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Aspect Ratio as well as Audio Codec, Quality, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Channels, etc.

Step 4: Convert your CD

If you click the "Convert" button, there will be sidebar popping up and it requires a given destination where you may have a large space to put output audio files. Look down at the "Convert" button at the bottom of the pop-up sidebar and click it to start extracting audio files from CD to the format you set. You will find all converted audio files when the process is done in your output directory.

Step 5: Import the converted files to Leawo Blu-ray Creator

There are two ways to do that, one is clicking the "Add Video" on the main interface to put the extracted CD audio files. Another way is dragging the audio files to the program to create ISO from CD.

Step 6. Burning process.

Can't wait to burn your CD to ISO? Here you go, click the green "Burn" button so that you can start to create ISO from CD - the dream step! But wait, check your burning settings in this panel as they are all in the way you like before you finally clicking the "Burn". The ISO is right on the way as long as you tick the ISO file option. It will start burning CD to ISO as the burning process may take several minutes. When it's done, congrats! You have made an ISO from CD!

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Part 2: How to Burn CD to ISO File with BurnAware?

Here is a second choice if you are looking for another way to create ISO from CD, which is burning CD to ISO with BurnAware. BurnAware is one of the best Blu-ray burner programs. With this program, you can create ISO from CD straightly by installing one software without a need for a different converter. This program designs this service as the copy to ISO. It does it with a straightforward interface and even lets you start from scratch with its deletion feature. For saving time, consider the process frankly as follows:

Step 1. Download and install BurnAware.

Step 2. Look for the "Burn ISO" icon in the main interface and click it to display the project layout, which is showing in a separate window.

Step 3. Insert your CD and choose the audio resources you want to make ISO from.

Step 4. Determine a directory to save files. In the case that you are dealing with Audio CD, the extension of final files will be renamed to BIN meanwhile a CUE file will be generated.

Step 5. Start the process by clicking on the Copy button. In this way, you can rip CD to ISO directly.

Part 3: How to Burn CD to ISO File with Freemake Video Converter

While you are still seeking an alteration for all above, there is one more comparing to BurnAware. Freemake Video Converter is also a simply style tool for ones who are in need of a straightforward solution. You'll then be prompted to choose a few settings to ensure the converted audio file is the necessary quality. It offers a set of handy presets that you can adjust manually if necessary, with options including frame size, audio codecs, bitrate, and sample rate. The real downside is that you have to wait some days for the free Web Pack to unlock all of the advanced features, which means you have to pay first if you want to access every function. For me, I don't think it good for newbies.

Anyway, it deserves a try because of its easy-to-use interface and well-designed presets. Don't miss this guide here:

Step 1. Insert your CD and launch the program. You can choose to import your CD audio files by clicking the respective buttons or drag-and-drop.

Step 2. Decide where to store and then choose the ISO format

Step 3. Make ISO from CD by clicking "Convert" to get the work done. There are some optional changes for you as well if you want to make some further optimizations.

Comparison: Which one is better?

So far, I've been introducing 3 different solutions to create ISO from CD. Although every method has its own advantages and drawbacks, I think they all good for helping make CD to ISO, However, the comparison between each other is also an important index for green hands to get to acquire more and decide what is the best by their own thoughts. Thus, I also made a table for a clear comparison.


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Freemake Video Converter

Support system Mac OS, Windows Mac OS, Windows Windows
Excellent format support 180+ formats Popular formats 500+ formats
Built-in editing tools N/A
Advanced control options limited limited
Quick presets N/A N/A
Batch conversion N/A
Clear interface N/A
Extra filters and 3D effects N/A N/A
Quality loss No quality loss high-quality No quality loss
Speed Fast and stable Stable Fast