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How to Import CD Track Names Into Media Player

Updated April 17, 2017

Included with Windows 7, Windows Media Player 12 allows you to rip CDs, burn CDs, sync music to your portable devices, convert tracks and to import and edit your track names. As with earlier versions of Windows Media Player, you may use the built-in Internet music database connection to import details about your audio tracks, including album, artist and track names. If you've already ripped your CD, you may edit the track information after connecting to the Internet.

Click on "Start," "All Programs" and "Windows Media Player."

Click on the "Switch to Library" button in the upper-right corner of Windows Media Player (the icon shows three squares and a left-pointing arrow) if it is in "Player" mode.

Right-click on the "Album" in the left column that contains track names that you wish to import. Left-click on "Find Album Info."

Select the album that matches the tracks you ripped in the "Find Album Information" box.

Click on "Organize" in the menu bar, then "Apply media information changes."

Open Windows Media Player. Insert the CD you wish to rip into your DVD/CD drive.

Allow Windows Media Player a few moments to detect your CD and to connect with its music database online.

Click on "Rip CD" once Windows Media Player shows the album, artist and track names.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection
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