Programs used to rip or copy audio CDs to a computer

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
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There are several software programs that can copy (rip) audio tracks from a CD to your computer as an MP3, WMA, or other audio file format. Below is a listing of different programs we suggest users try that are free to use.

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Every version of Windows since Microsoft Windows 2000 comes pre-loaded with the Windows Media Player.

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes is available to both macOS X and Windows users. It may be downloaded from Apple's website.

Other great solutions

The list below contains some other free software programs you may utilize to rip an audio CD to your computer.