Burn and rip CDs

When you copy music, pictures, and videos from your PC to a blank CD or DVD, it's called "burning." When you copy music, pictures, and videos from a CD or DVD to your PC, it's called "ripping." You can use Windows Media Player to do both.

Burn CDs (or data DVDs)

Different discs you can burn
What you'll need
Burn an audio CD (or a data CD or DVD)

Rip CDs

When you rip music from a CD, you're copying songs from an audio CD to your PC. During the ripping process, the Player compresses each song and stores it on your drive as a Windows Media Audio (WMA), WAV, or MP3 file.

Ripped files are automatically saved to the Music folder, but you can change the location using the options on the Rip settings tab.

Rip music from a CD
Add or edit media info after ripping
Change settings for ripping music


Article ID: 15062 - Last Review: 31 Aug 2016 - Revision: 21