Welcome to “ShoutMeTutorials.com – The Computer Software Tutorial blog” and this is how to tutorial to rip audio cd to MP3 or any other audio formats. You can rip audio compact disc to your PC with aid of CD or DVD ripper software. Ripping a compact disc means copying audio written disc to computer supporting formats like mp3, wma, wav, flac etc. It helps to copy the tracks of music in your CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. Here you can see various methods to Rip Audio CD to mp3 or other useful music formats in to your computer.
What is Audio CD Ripping?
Audio Compact disc ripping is process used to extract or convert music tracks to computer supported audio formats. Usually, when you put an audio cd into pc CD/DVD drive, It will not show the exact file. It shows only audio tracks with 1KB in size. It’s look like in the image below.
But in actual condition, it is more than 5 MB depends on the quality of music file. If you want to copy these tracks to PC, you need a Ripper software, which help you to copy tracks to useful music formats like mo3, wmv, wav etc. There are lot of cd or DVD ripper software like Power ISO, MagicISo, UltraISO, FreeRip, Windows media player etc.
Here you are going to see different software tutorials for rip audio cd to mp3 using different ripper software ‘s.
Method-1: How to Rip Audio CD to MP3 using Power ISO Software
Power ISO is an one of the best all in one solution of ISO or data image formats. It helps to Mount, Burn, Extract, Compress, Rip, Create Bootable DVD, Bootable USB and more. ou can also use the other software, but the Power ISO included with all other features which includes audio CD/DVD ripping. With this ISO software, you can enjoy other features without downloading the individual ones.
Watch How to Rip Music CD using PowerISO Video on YouTube:-
Insert an Audio CD into your CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive of your PC.
Open the Power ISO software and you can see the user interface of ISO software.
Go to PowerISO menubar and click on “Tools”. From the drop down menu, select “Rip Audio CD” option.
You have select the CD/DVD/Blue-ray drive from the dialogue box and click “OK”.
Wait for some time and then you can see the audio tracks in PowerISO file manager interface.
If the disc is not writable, it will show that too. You can just close that dialogue box.
Go to Toolbar and click on “Rip” option.
From the appearing Rip dialogue box, you have to set output of ripping, output format (mp3, wmv, wav, flac and ape), output file (multiple or single) and set config too.
After selecting the output file format, click on the “Config” to set the encoder settings. Here, selected the mp3 format. So, when you are clicking on config, you will see “MP3 encoder”. You can set bit rate of your mp3 file and stereo mode.
Click “OK” for MP3 encoder dialogue box and also click “OK” for Rip audio cd dialogue box too.
Ripping of an audio cd starts now and you can pause the process by clicking on the “Pause”.
After finishing, you can open the output folder and see the ripped music files as Mp3 format. Play it and enjoy the audio cd tracks on your computer. You can also write the mp3 files into another cd, dvd or harddisk to make it portable.
This is all about ripping music compact disc using Power ISO software.
How to Rip Audio CD to Mp3 using Magic ISO Software | Method 2
Magic ISO is an another paid ISO software which helps to mount, create, edit, burn, encrypt, compress and extract ISO files like PowerISO. Here, you are going to see how to use magic ISO as Audio CD ripper. You don’t need to buy this software to do extraction of mp3 files from music compact disk. The Magic ISO trial version also works finely for this purpose.You will get output file in Mp3 and WAV format only. Also Magic ISO will not support blu-ray audio disc files.
Watch How to Rip Audio CD using Magic ISO Video on YouTube:-
Let us start Magic ISO tutorial for ripping Audio CD from copyright protected compact disc.
Insert protected audio CD into your CD/DVD drive.
Open Magic ISO software interface by double clicking on the desktop icon and it will see like below image.
Next step is open the copy protected audio cd files into Magic ISO user interface file panel.
For that, go to “File menu” and select “open CD/DVD driver”. Click on the CD/DVD player drive where your Audio CD inserted.
You can see the status changes from “Non-bootable” to “Audio Image”.
Now, Magic ISO software will read the audio files and will show it with actual file sizes.
Select any one of the track music from the ISO file panel and like on the “Extract audio files” from toolbar.
You can see “Extract To” dialogue box. Select the output folder where you want to extract or rip audio files on your harddisk. Then, check on “using Mp3 encoder” option from it. It helps to get the output audio file as Mp3 format, otherwise you will get it in WAV format.
It will start to extraction process and you will get required mp3 file in the specified output folder.
This way you can rip audio cd using Magic ISO software.
How to rip Audio CD to Mp3 using Windows Media Player | Method 3
Windows media player is one of the free video or audio player which is available default in Windows 10 OS. It is helps to play normal videos and audio cd or files into it. Another cool feature of Windows Media player is that helps to rip audio cd to Mp3 or other music file format. You can control the audio quality and music format within the rip settings of WM player.
Supporting audio output formats are Mp3, WAV,ALAC, FLAC, Window Media audio pro, Windows Media audio (variable bit rate) and Windows media audio loseless. You can also control output audio quality from 128 kbps to 320 kbps. Main advantage of windows media player is that no need to download an additional Audio cd ripper software to rip audio files from CD/DVD.
Let us see how to rip audio cd to mp3 using Windows media player on Windows 10.
Insert the Audio CD in your CD/DVD drive.
Open the Windows Media Player from the program files or by searching on the Windows 10 search bar.
Select “unknown album” with disc symbol on side of it. It indicates the audio cd and click on it.
You can see the music tracks and these not in digital formats. You have to rip audio cd to Mp3, wav or other useful music formats.
Before ripping music CD, you have to use the “Rip settings” to set the output audio format and quality of sound.
To set format, click on the “Rip settings” and select format from the appearing down menu. Select “Mp3” from the side-down menu.
To set quality, go to “Rip settings” and select audio. Then, select “320 Kbps” (for best quality) from appearing side-down menu.
Select the music tracks files that you want to rip it from audio compact disc. Check all the boxes to rip disk fully.
Click on “Rip CD”.
Ripping will start and progress is showing below.
You can get ripped files in the windows 10 default music folder with name “Unknown album”. This is all about how to use Windows media player as an Audio cd ripper.
There is lot of other software’s which helps for ripping audio cd/dvd. You will see the other methods soon and we are experimenting on it.