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How to rip a music CD in iTunes.

Created by: Ruth Metzel ‘10

1. Launch iTunes. Insert an audio CD into the computer’s CD/DVD drive. Use the eject key seen here on the Mac.

2. By default, iTunes will try to identify the CD you’ve inserted and log on to the internet to download the CD’s track informa- tion. The CD appears in iTunes’ Source list under the Devices heading (see Riverdance CD in Figure below) and the track info appears in the Song list on the right.

The CD appears in iTunes’ Source list under the Devices heading (see Riverdance CD in Figure below) and the track info appears in the Song list on the right.

 

 

3.iTunes then brings up a dialog box asking whether you’d like to import the tracks from the album into the iTunes library; click Yes and it does, or No and it doesn’t.

Under the “When you insert a CD” section you can direct iTunes with different options: Show CD, Begin playing, Ask to import CD, Import it, or Import CD and eject.

You can change this behavior in the Importing tab under the Advanced iTunes Preferences window (iTunes > Preferences > General). Under the “When you insert a CD” section you can direct iTunes with different options: Show CD, Begin playing, Ask to import CD, Import it, or Import CD and eject.

 

 

4. If you decided earlier not to import the audio but now would like to, simply select the CD in the Source list and click the Im- port CD button in the bottom-right corner of the iTunes window.

To import only certain songs, uncheck the boxes next to the songs you don’t want. Click the Import CD button to import just those songs that have a check mark next to them.

To import only certain songs, uncheck the boxes next to the songs you don’t want. Click the Import CD button to import just those songs that have a check mark next to them.