Recently, we published about an easy way to rip audio CDs and save them on your hard drive using the powerful audio player Foobar2000. There is no doubt that Foobar2000 does it in an excellent manner and leaves nothing more to be desired.
However, if you are a big fan of the wizard like interface and want to rip your audio CDs in that fashion, then you should definitely try AnyBurn. It is a freeware tool that does everything related to optical discs. It supports all sorts of CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, obviously limited only by your hardware. It can be used to burn files to a CD, burn an image to a CD, create an image from a CD, erase discs, clone discs, copy disc contents, burn an audio CD and rip an audio CD among many other things.
So here is how you can rip an audio CD using AnyBurn in these quick steps:
- Load the audio CD in your optical disc drive and wait for it to appear in Windows File Explorer.
- Launch AnyBurn, and choose Rip Audio CD to mp3, flac, ape, wav….
- AnyBurn will read the contents of the audio CD and show you a list of detected tracks. Choose the tracks that you want to rip and click on the Next button.
- Now you can choose the output file format such as MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, FLAC or OGG. For each of these, you can also choose the encoder settings. You can also choose an output mode – whether to rip all tracks to a single file or to multiple files. We have to pick an output folder where the audio files will be saved before clicking on the Rip Now button.
- The ripping may take anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes depending on your system hardware and the audio CD. In the end, you can enjoy listening to the audio files on any media player such as VLC Media Player or XMPlay.