With the popularity of portable MP3 players, you’re able to find so many MP3 files readily available. However, if you have the music CD and you want make the music play on your MP3 players, you have to convert CD to MP3 format as an approach. Then, how can you get that? There are some methods that can give you great help.

Method 1: To Rip CD to MP3 with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. In addition, Windows Media Player also includes the ability to rip audio CD to MP3. And you can learn how to copy CD audio track to MP3 formatted files by the guiding steps here below.

Step 1: Start Windows Media Player

When the Windows Media Player is start up, click the “Tools” button from the menu bar. Then hit the “Options” button.


Step 2: Go to the “Rip Music” tab

To change the storage location, click the “Change” button, and then use the folder tree to drill down to the folder in which you would like to store the audio files. Then click “OK.”


Step 3: Select the Format

Click the down arrow on the right side of the drop-down box and select “mp3”. Then go to the “Rip” tab, and select “Rip CD Automatically When Inserted.”


Step 4: Rip CD audio to MP3

Insert the audio CD, and while you are on the “Rip” page, convert CD audio track to MP3 by clicking “Start Rip” in the bottom of this page. This will take a few minutes for all the tracks to be copied.


Step 5: Verify that the files ripped properly. Go to the folder that you designated as the storage location, and make sure that the extension of the files is mp3.

Method 2: How to Convert CD to MP3 with Leawo Video Converter

It is obvious that Windows Media Player is a great tool for ripping CD audio to MP3 even if there are so many steps to achieve the goal. However, though Windows Media Player can extract CD to MP3, it may reduce the quality of the MP3 audios to some extent. At this situation, audio CD to MP3 converter does make some great contributions to get CD rip to MP3. Since it is qualified to change the parameters of the MP3 audios so as to convert CD to MP3 in high quality, CD to MP3 converter is much more applicable. Take Leawo Video Converter for example, as one of the best CD to MP3 converters, it is appropriately designed to convert videos and audios between all popular formats like AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc. And it is good at CD rip to MP3 by running this software.

As an example, you are going to copy the music from a CD and make them MP3 formatted to play on your music device. You can download the Leawo Video Converter, and set it up at the first place. Secondly, run Windows Media Player to extract the audios from the CD. Then you can run this program and get started to convert CD music to MP3 with several simple steps as follows.


Step 1. Add audio files that extracted from the CD

Run the program, then click on the “Add Video” on the top bar of the software, or directly drag audio files that extracted from the CD which needs to be converted to MP3 to the program.


Note: If you would like to merge all the audio files into one, simply click the blue “Merge all files into one” button, next to the big green “Convert” button. Also, you could play back loaded media files, add external subtitles to loaded audio file, edit loaded audio files via the internal video editor, etc.

Step 2. Choose the output Format

Open the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button and then click the “Change” button to enter the “Profile” panel, search MP3 and “MP3 Audio” will popup, select it as the output format, or you could select from “Format” >Common Audio>MP3 Audio to find the desired MP3 option.


Step 3. Set Parameters for the Audios

On the drop-down box, clicking the “Edit” option, you could enter the “Profile Settings” interface to adjust audio parameters of selected output MP3 format, including: Audio Codec, Quality, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, and Channels.


Step 4. Convert CD music to MP3

Click on the big green “Convert” button on main interface. On the popup sidebar, set a directory to save the output MP3 files in the “Save to” box. Then click the bottom “Convert” button on the sidebar to start converting CD audio to MP3 with this video converter software.

With the four steps above, you can easily get your MP3 audios from CD, and feel appreciated when you can enjoyably listen to the music with your MP3 devices. And except for Leawo Video Converter, there is also another method with a CD to MP3 ripper that is developed by Leawo Video Converter designer—Leawo Music Recorder which can extract CD to MP3 conveniently.

Method 3: How to Copy CD to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder is a top-rated audio recording software program that could record any audio available, and then saves in MP3 format. There is a free trial version that you can download and set it up, which means you can transfer CD to MP3 by using Leawo Music Recorder for free. This free audio recorder software could copy CD to MP3 with the steps below:


Step 1. Launch the audio recorder

You will go to the recording main interface after launching the recorder. Click the “Audio Source” icon to set audio source firstly. Then select “Record Computer Audio” option.


Step 2. Leawo Music Recorder Settings

In the setting panel, choose MP3 as the output Format.


Note: If necessary, you could change the recordings output location or default language on “General” panel. Furthermore, you can select the “Control” table to set the splitting time duration, allow to record a blank section of background music, save tracks longer than ( ) seconds, get the music info while recording.

Step 3. Start recording

Click the red “Start” button to begin recording. And then click to play source audio music files from CD. And the output MP3 music audios will be done here.


Note: If needed, you could click the “Recording task scheduler” icon on the bottom-left corner to set the recording start time and duration.

Step 4. Edit Music Tags Manually

The program would automatically download and add music tags to your recordings. But you could still edit music tags manually if needed: “Media > Library> All the Recordings”. Select a recording and click to choose “Edit Music Tags” to manually edit music tags.


Above all, with CD to MP3 ripper like Windows Media Player, with CD audio to MP3 converter like Leawo Video Converter and Music Recorder to extract CD to MP3 in proper solution, no matter when you need the music audio in CD to be played in an MP3 supported devices, you can simply achieved the MP3 formatted music audios from CD.