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Hello guys this article will guide you on how to Rip Audio CDs to make it your own mp3 files in Windows XP Operating System. Actually there are many ways to rip your original Audio CDs by using third party software like MusicMatch Jukebox application and the other one is by using your default Windows Media player which is integrated to your Windows XP Operating System. I remember when I was on First Year College that was the year 2003 and taking my first computer hands on training, one of my classmates told me that he knows how to rip Audio CDs, on that time I was amazed. Imagine we are on the same age but he already knows how rip Audio CDs, wow that man was really a computer geek. But then time past by with my determination and dedication to learn what are basics and fundamentals in computer, I may now compared myself among the other computer geek.

Now going back to our topic we will focus in ripping Audio CDs using two different kind of application, Windows Media player and Musicmatch Jukebox application.

Just follow my instruction carefully,

Steps to follow on how Rip Audio CDs using Musicmatch Jukebox.

Step 1: Press Start -> All Programs -> Musicmatch -> Musicmatch Jukebox to run the program.

Step 2: Load the audio CD into your drive.

Step 3: Before you extract any tracks, you must configure the MP3 settings within Jukebox.

I. Click the Options menu.

II. Choose Recorder.

III. Click Settings to display the Settings dialog box.

Step 4: Click the Recording Format drop-down list box and choose MP3; then select the CD Quality (128 Kbps) radio button.

Step 5: To start the actual ripping process, click the Record button on the control panel (bottom left); like a VCR or cassette recorder, it has a red dot on it.

Don’t click the Record button under the track list (bottom right), which burns a CD with the contents of the list. (You don’t need to record a disc that you already have!)

Step 6:Select the tracks that you want to rip. By default, Jukebox automatically rips all the tracks on the disc, so they’re all checked. If you don’t want to rip a track, just deselect the check box next to the track title. Note that you can click the None button to remove all the checks, which makes it easier to rip only one or two tracks from an entire CD.

Step 7: Let the ripping begin! Click the red Record button on the Recorder pane, and then sit back and watch the progress for each track.

Note: Musicmatch Jukebox is available to download at oldsoftware.com

Steps to follow on how Rip Audio CDs using Windows Media Player version 9 or 10.

Step 1: Start Windows Media Player.
Step 2: On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Rip Music tab.

Step 3: Select the Rip CD when inserted check box, and then click OK.
Step 4: Last but not the least, Insert a Audio CD in the CD-ROM drive.

And that’s all you may now enjoy ripping all you favorite tracks using Windows Media player.

Another way to rip audio CDs to MP3-format


To select MP3 format for ripping just follow my guide below ;

Step 1: In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Rip Music tab.

Step 2: In the Format list, under Rip settings, click mp3, and then click OK.

That’s it you may now rip all your favorite tracks to mp3 format.

Note: In Windows Media Player version 9 or 10, MP3-encoding support is included at no extra cost; therefore, you can rip songs from an audio CD to .mp3 files in your library.


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