How to convert any audio file in Windows Media Player

How to convert any audio file in Windows Media Player
How to convert any audio file in Windows Media Player
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Windows Media Player can convert any type of audio file into a universal format like MP3 or WAV. This involves burning the music you want to convert to disc and then ripping the CD to your computer in the format you want. Windows Media Player is only available on Windows, so to use this method you will need a Windows computer.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: Burn a CD

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Step 1. Insert a blank CD into your computer

A blank CD is required to create a playlist of songs to convert. This involves burning your music to a CD and then extracting it on your computer.

  • For this step, use a CD-RW that you can burn, erase, and then burn hundreds of times before needing to replace it.
  • If your computer does not have a built-in DVD player, you will need to purchase one and connect it via USB.
  • If you only want to convert the contents of an existing CD, go straight to the next step.
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Step 2. Open the Start menu

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At the bottom left of your screen, click on the Windows logo.

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Step 3. Type windows media player

Windows will search for the program in question on your computer.

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Step 4. Select Windows Media Player

At the top of the start window, click the white "Play" button on a blue and orange background to open Windows Media Player.

If Windows cannot find the program, it means that it is not installed on your computer. Windows Media Player is available if you have Windows 10 installed or if you have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10

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Step 5. Go to the Music tab

In the left pane of Windows Media Player, click Music to open a list of songs on your player.

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Step 6. Click Burn

This option is located at the top right of the window and opens the panel. Engrave.

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Step 7. Add music to the CD

Drag the songs you want to convert into the panel Engrave to the right of the window. Most CDs can hold up to 80 minutes of music.

  • If you can't find the songs you want to convert in Windows Media Player, find them on your computer and then drag them to the section Engrave of the reader.
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Step 8. Click Start Burning

This option is at the top of the section Engrave. Click on it to start burning your songs to the CD.

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Step 9. Wait for the burn to finish

The duration of the process will depend on the number of songs to be burned. In the meantime, you can enable CD ripping.

Part 2 of 3: enable CD ripping

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Step 1. Click Organize

This tab is located at the top left of the player window and displays a drop-down menu.

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Step 2. Select Options

Options can be found in the drop-down menu. Click on it to open a window.

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Step 3. Open the Rip Music tab

The tab Rip music is at the top of the window.

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Step 4. Choose a save location

At the top of the tab Rip music, click on To modify then select a backup folder before clicking OK.

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Step 5. Choose a file format

In the middle of the page, pull down the menu Format then select the format you want to use.

  • The most used formats are the universal format MP3 and the lossless format WAV.
  • The formats Windows Media can only be read on Windows. If you want your music to be compatible with all your devices, select the other available options.
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Step 6. Adjust the audio quality

If necessary, drag the slider at the bottom of the page to the right to increase the audio quality of each file. Note that the higher the quality, the larger the file size will be.

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Step 7. Select Apply

This button is located at the bottom right of the window.

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Step 8. Click OK

This option is at the bottom of the window. Click on it to close Windows Media Player options.

Part 3 of 3: rip contents from CD

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Step 1. Eject and reinsert the CD

At the end of the burning, eject then reinsert the disc so that Windows Media Player recognizes it as a CD from which you can extract music.

To extract music from an existing CD, all you have to do is insert it into your computer

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Step 2. Wait for the CD to launch

It should only take a few seconds to read the disc.

You can then pause playback

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Step 3. Click Rip CD

This option is at the top of the Windows Media Player window and allows you to rip the contents of the disc to your computer in the format you have selected.

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Step 4. Wait for the extraction to complete

Ripping the contents of a CD typically takes 10 to 30 seconds per song.

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Step 5. Review the extracted files

Open the previously selected save location and make sure all songs have been extracted. Now you can play them in your preferred format.

Advice

Windows Media Player is not the only tool available even if you are using Windows. VLC Media Player, iTunes or Groove are all possible alternatives

Warnings

  • Avoid downloading software without proper virus and malware protection.
  • Converting copyright protected files may be illegal in your region. Find out about the laws in force before downloading or converting this kind of content.

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