How To Record Music From Compact Disc To iPod | Small business
Carrying dozens of CDs can be a tedious task, so it makes sense to record music from those discs for playback on an easier-to-carry iPod. Apple’s iTunes software makes this process seamless. Using iTunes to record music from CD and transfer it to iPod is actually faster than recording music to the device in real time.
How to Record Music from CD to iPod
Download and install the iTunes software from the Apple website on the computer that you want to use to record music from CDs. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process once the download is complete.
Open the iTunes software.
Connect the iPod to the computer using the iPod USB connection cable. The smaller USB end connects to the computer and the wider, thinner side connects to the bottom of the iPod.
Click on the iPod device in the left column of iTunes. When iTunes asks you to sync the iPod, select the “Apply” option on the right side of the iTunes window to pair the computer with the iPod.
Insert the CD you want to copy into the computer’s optical media drive (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray).
Select the CD icon in the left column of the iTunes window, then click the “Import CD” icon located near the upper right corner of the iTunes window.
When iTunes has finished “ripping” the CD, click the “Music” icon under “Library” in the left column of the iTunes window.
Find the songs you want to copy to iPod in the Library. You can select songs by clicking on them. Click on the selected songs and hold down the mouse button while dragging the mouse cursor over the iPod icon in the left column to transfer the songs to the iPod.
- You can select multiple songs by holding down the “Control” or “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and clicking multiple times on each individual track you want to copy. You can batch select songs by clicking on the first track you want to copy and holding down the “Shift” key on the keyboard when you select the last song – in sequential order – that you want to copy.
- It is also possible to record music from a CD in real time using the iPod’s âvoice memoâ recording program. However, the built-in microphone found on some models is not suitable for recording high fidelity audio from a CD.
- The limitations of the iTunes software prevent you from syncing an iPod with multiple computers. If you connect iPod to a second computer and try to repeat this process, the second computer erases all media data on the iPod. However, it remains intact on the original computer.
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Dan Stone began writing professionally in 2006, specializing in education, technology and music. He is a web developer for a communications company and has previously worked in television. Stone received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University.