Video: Rip Your CD Collection to Put on
Your iPod/mp3 Player
I wanted to do something a bit fun since it’s later in the week and, after all, everyone likes music — even Life Hackers! Let’s learn to rip CD music to mp3 for use on your iPod or mp3 player.
The video above details how to rip a CD (compact disc) and convert it to mp3 so you can put it on your iPod or other mp3 player.
Sure, you could use iTunes and pay $1.29 for songs you already paid for on CD years ago, but who wants to waste money? Ripping a CD to put the music on your iPod is easy enough.
CDs were a popular medium in the 1990’s and the first half of the last decade, so there’s a chance that many of you still own some CDs (I know I do, but I ripped all the songs I like from them several years ago. I’m sure they’ll become dust collectors just like vinyl records did.)
Windows Media Player is used in the video to rip music from the CDs, though there are other methods and programs that you may favor that are capable of the same. If you’d rather use different software to rip your CDs and convert them to mp3 format, the procedure is likely similar.
Please note that I’m not condoning piracy or theft of music. The CDs I ripped I purchased and the mp3 files are on my iPod. I did not share or distribute any of the songs I ripped. If you engage in such activities, do so at your own risk.