Convert Your Music to MP3 Format

Before we get started, you'll need to download the iTunes software.
Once iTunes is installed on your computer, follow these easy steps:

1. Set up iTunes to import music from a CD to your computer in MP3 format.

 Open the iTunes program.

From the Menu Bar, select "iTunes" (PC users select "Edit"), then select "Preferences."

Next you'll see this window:

Click "Advanced" at the top, and the window will change to this:

Click the "Importing" tab, and the window will change to this:

You need to change the "Import Using" settings to use the MP3 Encoder:

Select "Custom" from the Settings menu:

Select 256 kbps as the bitrate:

Click "OK" twice and you're ready for the next step.


2.  Use iTunes to import your music to your computer.

Place your CD into your computer.

Once iTunes detects that a CD is in the computer, it should automatically ask you if you want to import your CD. Indeed, you do. Click "Yes."
 

The iTunes software will import the songs from your CD and move them to your computer in AAC format.

OR, If iTunes doesn't ask, just wait until your CD appears in the "Devices" section in iTunes.

 

Here's how it will look if your CD is named "Improvisations for Piano".

On the lower left corner of the iTunes software window, there is a button that reads "Import CD."

Click "Import" and the iTunes software will import the songs from your CD and move them to your computer in AAC format.

EITHER WAY, when your CD is ripped, you'll see a result such as this:

Note: Your songs may not display their correct titles automatically. You can click the song titles in iTunes to rename them so that you can easily find them later.

3 DON'T SKIP THIS STEP!   Listen to your imported music to ensure a successful transfer.


Click the Music button on the left side of iTunes to go to your music library.


If you named your songs and albums and registered your name as the artist, you will be able to find your songs quickly by typing a few criteria in the search box, in the top right corner.

Click each song to play it. Make sure it sounds the way you want ALL THE WAY THROUGH.



Congratulations! Your music is now saved in MP3 format on your computer!