How to rip CD to MP3

MP3 format is the best option for listening with a car player, smartphone, and other MP3-friendly gadgets. Most of the modern digital players support MP3 format.

To MP3 Converter and To Audio Converter allow ripping CDs to high-quality MP3s with automatic format settings in a few easy steps:

 

 

1. Open Preferences/Format window and select options as it shown below:

  • Audio Format: MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3). You don't need to select this option in To MP3 Converter.
  • Bit Rate Mode: 'Constant Bit Rate.'
  • Bit Rate: 'Auto' or '320' kbps.
  • Quality: 'High Quality.'
  • Sample Rate: 'As Source.'
  • Channels: 'As Source.'  

Default MP3 format settings in To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / MP3 Format >> 

 

2.  To embed metadata and album covers into output files enable the option 'Load missing tags and artworks from the network', as shown below. 

Download tags and artworks while ripping CD on Mac

Read More: Preferences / Tags >>

 

3. To remove mute gaps between songs, enable 'Trim silence' option in Preferences / Effects tab. Tick 'Trim silence from start and end with threshold' of -50.0 dBFS as on the screenshot below.

Trim silence before and after songs with To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / Effects >>

 

The steps above are most important when ripping CDs to MP3. The rest of process stays as is, select the Destination Folder, find CD files in Finder and drop them to the application. Read More: How to Convert - Getting Started >>

 

How to import CD to iTunes

Applications, related to this article, such as To Audio Converter and To M4A Converter, allow importing CD to iTunes in an easy and quick way:

1. Open Preferences/Format window and select settings as shown below:

  • Audio Format: M4A (MPEG-4 Audio)
  • M4A Codec: 'ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)'. It is possible to select other codecs, such as 'AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), however, ALAC gives best results over AAC. AAC is a good option for saving disk space when superior quality is not so important.
  • Bit Rate Mode: 'Average.'
  • Bit Rate: 'Auto.'
  • Sample Rate: 'As Source.'
  • Channels: 'As Source.'
  • Extension: 'm4a'.

M4A format preferences for importing CD to iTunes with To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / MP4 Format

 

2. In Preferences/Effects enable the option 'Trim silence from start and end with threshold' of -50.0 dBFS.

Trim silence before and after songs with To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / Effects >>

 

 3. In Preferences / Tags window enable 'Load missing tags and artworks from the network.' as shown below. 

Download tags and artworks while ripping CD on Mac

Read More: Preferences / Tags >>

 

4. Select the Destination Folder, where converted files will be stored. Read More: How to Select Destination Folder >>

5. Drag CD from Finder into the converter's window or icon. You can also import CD or selected songs by pressing 'Browse' button on the converter's window. Read More: How to Convert - Getting Started >>

6. When the conversion is done press 'Send to iTunes' in the Progress Window. Read More: Exporting converted files to iTunes >>

 

How to convert CD to FLAC

Lossless FLAC format is a saver for audiophiles. Converting CD albums to FLAC ensures full preserving of original audio quality. At the same time, Free Lossless Audio Codec significantly compresses the size of source AIFF songs.

You can convert CD to FLAC using either To Audio Converter or To FLAC Converter for Mac. Just follow the few easy instructions which are listed below:

1. Open Preferences/Format window and select options as it shown below:

  • Audio Format: 'FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)'. You don't need to select this option in To FLAC Converter.
  • Bit Depth: 'Auto'.
  • Sample Rate: 'Auto'.
  • Channels: 'Auto'
  • Compression: 'High', to minimize the size of output FLACs.

Default setting of FLAC format in To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / FLAC Format >>

 

 2. Some CDs often come with gaps at the start and end of tracks. To remove them enable 'Trim silence' option in Preferences / Effects tab. Tick 'Trim silence from start and end with threshold' of -50.0 dBFS as on the screenshot:

Trim silence before and after songs with To Audio Converter for Mac

Read More: Preferences / Effects >>

 

3. In Preferences/Tags window enable options 'Load missing tags and artworks from the network', as shown below. 

Download tags and artworks while ripping CD on Mac

ReadMore: Preferences / Tags >>

 

4. The rest of process stays as is, select the Destination Folder, find CD files in Finder and drop them to the application. Read More: How to Convert - Getting Started >>