How to make Windows Media Player rip CDs automatically

Updated: 12/16/2018 by Computer Hope
The Windows Media Player logo.

Windows Media Player is a great place to store and organize your music library. When it comes to ripping audio CDs (copying them to your computer), there are a few settings that you can toggle to make the process more convenient. One of these settings is to make the Windows Media Player automatically rip CDs when you insert them into your disc drive.

How to rip discs automatically

  1. Open the Windows Media Player.
Tip

To quickly open Windows Media Player, press the Windows key, type WMP, and then press Enter.

  1. Press the Alt key to show the file menu.
  2. Select Tools from the drop-down menu that appears.

The tools selector in Windows Media Player

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options...

The options selector in Windows Media Player

  1. In the Options window, click the Rip Music tab (A).
  2. In the middle of the Rip Music section, check the box next to Rip CD automatically (B).
  3. Click Apply (C), and then OK (D).

The checkbox that allows users to make Windows Media Player rip CDs automatically.