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How To Save Audio Cd On PC As Mp3?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

A long, long time ago, on a computer far, far away... I used to be able to pop an audio cd into the cd-rom of my computer, and have a version of musicmatch copy/convert the tracks, and save them as mp3 files on the PC.

Now I have a new computer, and the only version of musicmatch I could get my hands on does not appear to feature the option of copying the tracks, and saving them as mp3 on my harddrive.

So my question is, can anyone recommend a good (free) program which will do this job?

Thom@s


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User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5365 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

It's been awhile since I've done it myself but you could go to download.com or the like and search for a CD Ripper - lots to choose from - and look at their reviews/features to figure out which best suits your needs. I can't remember which one I used to use otherwise I'd gladly have recommended it!


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

You use an audio programme like Sony Sound Forge and copy the CD tracks to your computer as WAV flies. Then you click on each of these tracks and save them again as MP3 files. Job done.
I did the same with my CD collection and the LP collection left to me by my late father.

Jan


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

iTunes does this really rather well. You can configure it to "fully automatic", i.e. it will download data such as band names and album/song titles and add them to the files that it creates. There's even a setting that will automatically create files as soon as you insert a CD and then eject the thing when it's done.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

You can just use Windows Media Player's rip feature. Note that the default ripping format of Windows Media Player is WMA, so if you want MP3 files you have to go to Tools->Options->Rip Music to change the file format.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Have you considered recording on to metal bias (type IV) cassette tape?
Use a good quality tape deck with dolby 'B' noise reduction and set the record levels properly.
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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6535 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Depending on your use I would suggest ditching MP3 and going for a more modern format, possibly lossless (my preference being FLAC).


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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

What I do is find the song on YouTube, copy the URL and paste it into a program that rips the audio track from the YouTube video and converts it into an MP3. There's not a song that I want, that I don't have. I've dissected videos (using RealPlayer), posted the portion that I want (ending credits of a movie), uploaded it to YouTube, and then used this program. It works flawlessly.

Here's the program.....make sure to set it to 320 bitrate.

http://download.cnet.com/Free-YouTub...0-2071_4-10665553.html?tag=mncol;6



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User currently offlineJyang772 From United States of America, joined May 2013, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 7):

What I do is find the song on YouTube, copy the URL and paste it into a program that rips the audio track from the YouTube video and converts it into an MP3. There's not a song that I want, that I don't have. I've dissected videos (using RealPlayer), posted the portion that I want (ending credits of a movie), uploaded it to YouTube, and then used this program. It works flawlessly.

I use a site called Keepvid that allows you to download the video itself or as an mp3 file.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1123 times:

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give a few of them a go until I find one that works for me.  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

Err... yes, thanks...  
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 7):
What I do is find the song on YouTube, copy the URL and paste it into a program that rips the audio track from the YouTube video and converts it into an MP3.

I do that too, but with some CD's I have, the songs are not always to be found on youtube, and certainly not in high audio quality.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

This is what I use: http://www.audiograbber.org/

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
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