Do you need to copy your favorite music from a CD to your Android device so you can listen to it on the go? Use these steps to transfer songs from any CD to an Android smartphone or tablet.
Option 1 – Windows Media Player (Windows Only)
- Insert the music CD into the CD/DVD or Bluray drive.
- Open the “Windows Media Player” application, which should already be installed on your Windows computer.
- The music disc should appear in the left pane of WMP. Select it.
- Check the music tracks you would like to copy to your Android. Uncheck the ones you don’t.
- Select “Rip settings” > “Format” > “MP3“.
- Select “Rip settings” > “Audio Quality“, then select the desired quality. Personally “128” is OK for me.
- Select “Rip CD“.
- Windows Media Center will now import your music from CD to the library on your PC. From here, you can do the following:
- Connect your Android to your PC via USB cable, then sync the desired music tracks to the device using WMP. You can then use the Music app on your phone to play your tunes.
- Follow these steps to upload your CD ripped music to Google Play, then play your music via the Google Play app.
- Copy the individual files that are now in digital format from your computer to your Android manually. WMP creates the ripped files under your “Music” folder by default.
Option 2 – iTunes (Windows & Mac OSX)
- Download and install iTunes.
- Launch iTunes.
- Insert the music CD into the CD/DVD or BluRay drive.
- iTunes should list the contents of the CD. Check the music tracks you would like to copy to your Android. Uncheck the ones you don’t.
- Select the “Import CD” button.
- For “Import Using” select “MP3 Encoder“. Change the “Setting” to the desired quality. I always use “Good Quality (128kbps)“.
- Select “OK” and iTunes will start ripping the music from the disc to the PC.
- Once you have all your music files ripped from the disc, you can copy them over to the Android. Connect your Android to your computer using a USB cable.
- Windows users can find their phone under the Windows File Explorer as an option under “This PC“. You can open the device in there, then find a folder called “Music“. If you don’t have one, create it. Then you can simply drag and drop your music files to this folder.MacOS can access their device from the Android File Transfer application.
I don’t have a CD drive on my computer? Is there any other way for me to convert the music?
You must have a drive to read the CD. You can either borrow an drive from a friend, or purchase an external drive to connect to your computer.