How to Rip and Import CD Songs to iTunes


Want to transfer music collection from audio CDs onto iTunes? This how to rip and import CD to iTunes guide will help you out.

Kelly Woods

Sep 10, 2012


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By holding up 1.5 hour Hi-Fi audio, CD's extensions are successful. However, as the growth of online music downloading and clouding services, audio CD are being replaced by other forms of digital distribution and storage (sales dropping nearly 50% from their peak in 2000).

What's worse, CD won't be preserved forever. If you still have few or a large amount of CDs, this iMobie Guide page will show you how to rip and import your own CDs to iTunes so as to keep them for long.

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Preparation for Importing CD to iTunes

  • Make sure your iTunes is up to date;
  • Check your computer disc driver is compatible for CDs.

Step-by-step Guide How to Import CD to iTunes

Step 1: Import CD to your digital media hub is pretty easy with iTunes. Open it and insert an audio CD into computer CD or DVD drive.

Step 2: If your computer is connected to the Internet, iTunes will automatically look up information for the CD such as song name, album and artist. Since this feature only works with most commercially produced audio CDs, sometimes you may find that to import CDs to iTunes but no songs name.

Step 3: A dialog appears asking if you would like to import the CD. To import all songs from the CD into your iTunes library, simply click Yes. If you don't want to import all songs from the CD, click No, uncheck the checkbox next to the songs you don't want to import, and then click the "Import CD" button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window.

Import CD to iTunes

How to Rip and Import Audio CD Songs to iTunes?

Step 4: iTunes will show the progress of the import for each song selected (Learn how to transfer iPod music without iTunes). iTunes encodes content imported from audio CDs in AAC format at 128 kbps. This format provides high quality sound at small file sizes. You may prefer to encode content from audio CDs in MP3, WAV, AIFF, or Apple Lossless format.

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