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Once you have selected the music you want to use,
you will want to tell us in the special instructions section on your order form.


If you decide that our library of music isn't a good fit for your project,
just send us your music (that you have legally obtained) and we will use it.

How to extract files from a music CD

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can rip the audio CDs directly to MP3 format, no need to convert them to from one format to another.

If you are running an older version of windows, you will need software to extract or "rip" the files of the CD to create MP3 files. Here is a quick guide on how to create MP3 files using Windows Media player:

To get started ripping music from an audio CD, go ahead and pop it into your CD/DVD drive. If Windows Media Player was not already open when you put the CD in, a small window will pop up called the Now Playing mode and when you hover your mouse over the album artwork, you'll see a small button to rip the CD.

If you already had WMP open, then you'll be in Library mode and you should see a few new menu items at the top: Rip CD and RIP Settings.

Library mode is better in the sense that you can choose exactly which tracks you want to rip instead of ripping the entire CD. To do that, you just uncheck any track you don't want ripped before clicking the Rip CD button.

Also, before ripping, you should check the rip settings to make sure they are what you want in terms of format, quality, etc.

For the format of the output file, you can choose Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Audio Pro, MP3, and WAV. By default, the audio quality is 128 kbps, but you can rip it all the way up to 192 Kbps if you like.

If you are ripping a lot of CDs and don't want to change these settings for every CD, click on More options and then change the defaults. Here you can also see the default location for ripping music, which is probably the Music folder in your Users folder.

When you click Rip CD, the process will begin and the amount of time to rip the CD depends on your CD/DVD drive speed and CPU speed, but overall it should be a fairly quick process.

hat's about it! Ripping a CD is really easy nowadays and if you have a lot of old music CDs laying around, go ahead and rip them all before you lose them. If a CD has copyright protection on it, the ripping process may fail, but so far Windows Media Player has been able to rip just about every CD I've thrown at it.

Source: Online Tech Tips