The other day, I came across some of my old audio CDs that had been lying in the drawer for years. Those CDs made me feel a bit nostalgic. Hence, I didn't want to let the memories associated with those CDs die so easily and decided to bring them to life. Thankfully, ripping a CD with iTunes and importing MP3s on Mac and Windows has become pretty simple as it no longer involves any complex steps to be taken.

If your Mac or PC doesn't have CD or DVD drives, you can use an external CD/DVD drive or a SuperDrive to get your work done without any fuss. So, all set to digitize your CD music collection? Here you go!

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How to Rip CD with iTunes to Import MP3s on Mac & Windows PC

How to Rip a CD with iTunes to Import MP3s on Mac & Windows PC

Before going through the process, ensure that you have covered all the requirements:

  • iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC
  • An audio CD
  • CD drive (or an external CD / DVD drive)

How to Rip a CD with iTunes

Step #1. Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step #2. Now, you have to insert the CD you wish to rip.

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Step #3. Once iTunes has recognized the disc and showed the “Audio CD” screen, click on the “Import CD” button.

Step #4. A progress bar will show up at the top of the iTunes screen. You need to wait until iTunes is finished importing the CD.

When finished, the progress bar will disappear from iTunes. You should see a little green checkmark next to audio tracks.

That's it!

You have successfully imported MP3s songs from the CD. All of your songs will now be available in your regular iTunes music library. Now, eject the CD from iTunes.

Have your say

That's how you can never let your CD music get lost. Have any question? Shoot it up in the comments.

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