How to rip mp3s with songbird

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How to rip mp3s with songbird
Songbird can "rip" MP3's from virtually any audio CD. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Digital music has led to an explosion of audio software. From computer companies to cell phone manufacturers, many businesses have produced competitive and proprietary players for playing music. Samsung offers the Songbird program for use with its various portable audio and mobile communications devices. You can use add-ons with Songbird that allow it to perform various extra functions, including recording or "ripping" data from audio CD's. With the correct add-on and set-up, you can rip MP3s from your CDs using Songbird in a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Songbird audio software
  • Songbird CD Rip add-on
  • Audio CD

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  1. 1

    Download Songbird's "CD Rip" add-on from the Samsung Songbird website.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the add-on file in its saved location.

  3. 3

    Click "OK" for all the choices in the install wizard to install the CD Rip add-on.

  4. 4

    Open Songbird.

  5. 5

    Insert an audio CD into a free disc drive on your computer. Songbird will open the CD and highlight all tracks for ripping.

  6. 6

    Deselect any tracks you do not wish to rip.

  7. 7

    Click on the "Preferences" panel and set the output type for the file to "MP3."

  8. 8

    Click each track and alter any of the track data you wish.

  9. 9

    Click on the "Rip" button to extract the tracks from the CD in MP3 format.

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