There are many different programs can do audio ripping. Some of them are freeware. You can lookup the internet for different software with the keywords “Audio Ripping”. This instruction is only a guideline.
You don’t need to have a CD/DVD burner to rip audio files from an Audio CD. A CD-ROM (read-only) will do it.
- If you have not installed a burning program, download the tool above and install it. Make sure you reboot after the installation.
- Insert the Audio CD that you wish to rip.
- If Windows automatically starts a player software and is playing the CD, stop and exit the player.
- Open the Free Easy CD DVD Burner program.
- Click on the “Audio CD Grabber” button on the top (1). The available tracks from the CD will show up under Audio Tracks box (2).
- By default, all the tracks are selected for ripping. If you wish to rip only some certain tracks from the disc, click to remove the checkbox on the tracks that you want to skip.
- Click “Ripper configuration” to determine the destination folder you want to save the files to.
- The “Ripper configuration” window displays, the default destination folder is shown under “Output Path“. If you wish to change this path, click on the browse button and change it. Once you’re done, click “OK” to return.
- If you wish to change the MP3 format settings (i.e. Bitrate, channel, etc…), you can click on the link “MP3 format configuration“.
- Once you’re ready to rip, click “Rip now in MP3” if you want the files created as MP3, or click “Rip now in WAV” if you want the files created as WAV. Make sure you have enough hard drive space with the WAV option since the WAV files are big.
- The program starts to rip the tracks one-by-one. When it’s done, it will display a complete message.