http://software.mp3.com/software/guide/ - quick tutorial on MP3 players, convert cd's to mp3's, etc...
http://www.cnet.com - Then click on Download, click on MP3 & Audio, Rippers & Encoders. If you look through several pages you will find some free programs that convert files to .mp3's.
|dBpowerAMP Music Converter
by Illustrate - I use this software.
|MusicMatch v7.10 (Jukebox Basic Version)||MusicMatch - Media Player - I
like this software. It's easy to use and the free version is pretty
www.musicmatch.com - The basic player is free.
|Windows Media Player
|v7.0 - Free download from
- Free download from
Easy CD Creator 5
|Convert a track on a cd to an:
.mp3, .wav, or .wma
|32||Lowest quality - Music is distorted badly.|
|40||Music is distorted slightly.|
|48||Music OK. Can barely hear slight distortion.|
|64||FM Radio quality (Lowest quality for internet - my opinion)|
|96||Near CD quality (thinner than 128k)|
|128||CD quality (small file size) (Most common.)|
|160||Good CD quality with improved sound to some ears.|
|192||Better CD quality with improved sound to some ears.|
|256||Studio quality - High quality|
|Custom MP3||From 8 - 320 kbps.|
|Custom MP3 VBR||High quality in a small file using high detail as needed. (1% to 100% of)|
|Custom WMA||5 to 160 kbps|
|.WAV||About 10 Meg per minuet.|
|1,411||.CDA - A regular music CD.|