How to Download CDs Onto MP3 Players

By Andrew Smith

You might have a collection of CDs that you wish to listen to all at the same time. An easy way for you to do this is to place the songs on those CDs onto an MP3 player. But first you must first convert the songs on the CDs to MP3 format. Once you do, your MP3 player will be able to play that music. Windows Media Player can be used to convert the files and then add them to your portable music player.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows Media Player

Step 1

Insert the CD into the computer.

Step 2

Open Windows Media Player.

Step 3

Click the "Rip" button at the top of the audio program. Then, click the arrow directly underneath this arrow. Several options will appear. Choose "Format." More options will appear. Select "Mp3."

Step 4

Click the box found to the right of the "Album" heading near the top of the program. Once you do, every box to the left of the songs on the CD will be selected.

Step 5

Choose "Start Rip" at the bottom of the program. The CD will be saved onto the computer as MP3 files and added to the Windows Media Player library.

Step 6

Plug the MP3 player into the computer.

Step 7

Click the "Sync" button to the right of the "Rip" button at the top of Windows Media Player.

Step 8

Select "Songs" under "Library" in the left column of the software program.

Step 9

Locate the songs on the CD you wish to add to the MP3 player. Select those songs and drag them over to the "Burn List" column on the right side of the media player.

Step 10

Click "Start Sync" at the bottom of the "Burn List" column. The CD will be placed onto the MP3 player.

Tips & Warnings

  • This article covers Windows Media Player 11.