How to Put Music From a CD Onto My MP3 Player Using Windows 7

Updated July 19, 2017

In addition to purchasing digital music for your MP3 player online, you can transfer music from your CDs to your portable device. To transfer music from a CD to an MP3 player, convert the songs to MP3 format. You can complete the conversion process by using Windows Media Player. The program is free and is pre-installed in Windows 7. After converting your CDs to digital music files, use Windows Media Player to sync them to your MP3 player.

Go to "Start," click "All Programs" and open Windows Media Player.

Insert your CD into your computer's disk drive. Windows Media Player will recognise the CD, and a list of your album's song titles will appear on the screen. You will also notice that each music track has a check mark next to it.

Remove the check mark next to each song that you don't want to copy to your computer. If you want to copy the entire album, leave each box checked.

Click the "Rip Settings" button, highlight the "Format" option and select "MP3."

Click the "Rip CD" button. Windows Media Player will copy your selected CD tracks to your library, as well as to the "Music" folder on your computer. When the copying process is complete, you will notice the "Ripped to Library" status next to each song.

Connect your MP3 Player to your computer by using the device's USB cable.

Click the "Sync" tab in the upper-left corner of the screen. You will notice an MP3 Player icon and your device's name at the top of the pane.

Click and drag your preferred songs from your music library to the "Sync list" pane.

Click the "Start Sync" button when you're finished adding your music to the list.

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Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.