Windows Media Player tutorial 3 – Ripping CD’s
In this free Windows Media Player tutorial video, we show you how to ‘rip’ your audio CD’s to your computer. This might sound a little destructive, but don’t worry, ripping a CD simply means copying the contents of the disc to your computers hard drive. You can then play back your music without having the CD in the drive. You can even transfer the music to a portable music player too if you like. No compact discs will be harmed in the process, we promise.
Windows 7 and 8 users:- Your operating system ships with Windows Media Player 12. Please see our Windows Media Player 12 tutorial here.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
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Please respect copyright law and hard working artists and use this feature responsibly. Do not share your ripped music tracks with your friends, encourage them to go and get their own legal copy!
Because so many people have abused the ability to rip music, some CD’s now come with copyright protection. These CD’s cannot be played in a computers CD drive and cannot be ripped. If you want to listen to your music on your computer and/or your portable music player, check the packaging on a compact disc before you purchase it to make sure that you do not accidentally purchase one of these discs.
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