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Rip CD to MP3 Files

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MP3 stands for Motion Picture Experts Group Layer 3, which is a digital compression algorithm for audio file. The mp3 file can be over 10 times smaller when compared to a raw source file. Today, the MP3 file format is the most popular musical file formats in the world.

By ripping CDs to mp3 files, you can make digital copies of all your favorite CDs. Below is the steps to rip mp3 files,

  • Run PowerISO, and select "Tools > Rip Audio CD" Menu.

  • The "Open drive" dialog will popup. Select the drive which holds the disc you want to rip, and click "OK".

  • PowerISO shows CD Ripper window. All tracks in the disc will be listed. Select the audio tracks which you want to rip mp3, and click "Rip" button on toolbar.

  • PowerISO shows the mp3 Ripper dialog. 

    Select the output folder, and set the output file format to Mp3. The default output file name format is "<Track Number>-<Track Title>.mp3", you can change it by clicking with down arrow button.

    The output file mode can be "multiple files" or "Single file". If multiple files mode is selected, each track will be ripped to a separate mp3 file. For single file mode, a single mp3 and cue file will be created. The cue file contains information about all tracks, while mp3 file contains real compressed audio data. 

    To change other mp3 ripping settings, please click "Config..." button. The "MP3 encoder dialog" will popup. You can review or change the following settings,

    Format: Specify the encoding method and bit rates.

    Mode: Specify the encoding method. The value can be Stereo, Joint Stereo, Dual Channel, and Mono.

    Enable ID3 V1

    Enable ID3 V2

    Copyright bit

    Original bit

  • Click "OK" to start ripping mp3 from CD. You can see the progress information during ripping.


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