How to copy an Audio CD (with tracks) using Windows Media Player from Windows XP and 7 - video tutorial

Hi friends, in today's tutorial you'll learn how the computer can copy an audio CD (with tracks) without using additional software but only one existing in any Windows operating system. Specifically, we will see how we can copy an audio CD using Windows Media Player that comes preinstalled in Windows operating systems XP, Vista or Windows 7.
We can do this using any burning software which has the function or Copy CD Rip Audio CD but what I use additional software for it when Windows already comes with a tool to help us in this regard?
Probably many of you have been tempted to believe that copying an Audio CD is the same as for an mp3 CD. You inserted the Audio CD into the optical drive, entered My Computer and then the optical drive, selected the songs, right-clicked and Copy, and pasted into a partition or folder on the Desktop. After the "copy" is finished, you probably found only a few kb files in the folder that you can't do anything with.
Audio CDs are different from those mp3 emblazoned with a far superior audio quality that will take up more space on the CD than mp3 file handle. I am among you sgur longer users who own an older type stereo or car stereos older generation who do not read mp3 than CDs Audio CDs. Certainly the collection of CDs that you used to listen to combine Audio Audio CDs there that want to copy into the computer with the current collection of music. Nothing easier. Enter Audio CD into the drive and open Windows Media Player. Then click on Copy from the menu located on the left side of the CD player (for Windows XP), tick the songs you want to copy from the CD and then click Copy Music. If you need advanced settings on the format in which doritti to copy audio files on CD, video tutorial we showed how you can get to the advanced settings that allow you to change the format in which to copy tracks from a CD.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7 after insert the audio CD into the drive, open Windows Media Player and click on the optical drive displayed in the left sidebar on the left side of the player. Check the tracks you want to copy into the computer and up on the tool bar (tool bar) will have Rip CD button. Click the Rip CD and the tracks will be copied to your computer in minutes. Also, if you want more advanced settings related to the choice of format in which you want to copy tracks in video tutorial we showed how access these settings, how and what you can use.
By default (basic) Windows Media Player will copy tracks in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format which can then be easily converted to mp3 Format Factory or other software that deals with converting audio files
CAREFUL: Although video tutorial I mentioned that installing K-Lite Codec will you ripui mp3 format tracks using Windows Media Player in Windows XP, it seems that this is not possible. Only Windows 7 mp3 audio codec comes preloaded with Windows Media Player. Also do not use the "Copy protect music" option (valid for Windows XP and for Windows Vista or Windows 7) mentioned in the tutorial. A small mistake crept in. The "Copy protect music" option makes the files copied to the computer in WMA format to be protected against redistribution, which can prevent the user from using the copied songs, in another device or in another player.
That said, I invite you to watch the video tutorial to see exactly how to copy a CD with tracks on your computer using Windows Media Player.

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  1. View Product said

    As far as I know you don't necessarily have to have a codec pack to rip directly to mp3 using windows media player. You just need to update windows media player to at least version 10 to be able to rip directly to mp3. Once you do this, you will also have the mp3 format available.

    Alternatively, you can use this application "", or the portable version of this application "". It doesn't have such a friendly interface, but it offers many more encoding options. It is basically an audio converter, which can rip audio track CDs.

  2. sall adrian… nice tutorial… please tell me if i don't have a virtual pc, can i install it or what should i do to have… ms!

  3. Hello! I understand but it doesn't appear to me when I insert the CD that box with Play, Open the file, Copy the music from the CD este it starts directly with WMP. In this case what can I do?

    Thank you in advance!

  4. View Product said

    Good afternoon. I copy music from CD to computer and wanted to send it via Bluetooth to your phone and not accepted WMA. I wanted to convert and gave the error that would be copyrighted. Can you help me?

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  6. want to copy a music CD track (I think 700mb) acekls .vreau be in the original format that is track.cum is what I saw copiaza.din are MWD player win various formats but none with better formatull origin said clone copy

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