How to Download My CD to iTunes Software

By Melody Dawn

ITunes is one of the most popular media player applications for your computer. The player allows you to purchase and download music, transfer music files, download video, manage the music on your iPod player and organize video and audio files. iTunes allows you to purchase other applications and download them to your iPhone or iTouch devices. You can also add purchased CD's to your iTunes library.

Step 1

Turn on your computer and open the iTunes software. Once the application loads, insert your CD into the CD drive on your computer and then shut the drive.

Step 2

Wait for the program to recognize the CD. If you have an Internet connection that is on, your iTunes software will search the Internet for album artwork and album information, such as album name, artist name and song titles.

Step 3

Look for the dialog box to open. The box will ask you if you wish to import your CD into your iTunes library. To import all of the songs from the CD, choose "Yes". If there are songs on the CD that you do not wish to download, click "No" and un-check any of the songs that you do not wish to download. Click the "Import CD" button at the bottom right-hand side of the iTunes application.

Step 4

Watch the progress at the top of the iTunes application. Each song will have the status of the download and you may hear a chime when the import is complete. The files will be in AAC format. You can change the format if you want to import the songs into another format, such as MP3 or WAV.

Step 5

Change the audio format by opening iTunes preferences at the top-left side of the application. Choose "Edit" and then choose "Preferences." Once you are under Preferences, go into the "General" tab and choose to import the song. Choose the "Advanced tab," and then choose the file format that you wish to convert your songs to.

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