Ripping your own music onto CD or to get movies on to DVD seems like a daunting tasks for those not versed. Indeed, many people continue to buy music and movies not because they want to, but because they aren’t sure how everyone else is getting their music. Here are some basic tips and tricks to get you on your way to burning music.
The supplies- You will need to purchase a spool of blank cd’s. Like most things, you can save money by buying in bulk. A cd spool of 50 or 100 cd’s is sure to cost less in the long run than a 10 or 15 pack. You will also need a computer and to download some free cd burning software. Two of the best free cd burners on the market are Roxio cd burner and Nero. While you won’t necessarily be able to find the latest version of these programs for free, there certainly are older version available.
The burning- In order to make mix cd’s or to burn copies of your own cd’s, you must of course have some music. Take your favorite cd’s and slide them into your hard drive, one at a time of course. If you have Windows Media Player then it will give you a prompt asking if you would like to burn the cd. Just click to burn and you are on your way to creating backups.
Go to the start menu on your computer to find where the music is ripping. It is most likely going to my documents or a nearby folder. Find the music you wish to burn and then return to the start menu. From here, you should be able to start a program like Roxio or Nero. It will prompt you to burn the cd, then it’s just a matter of clicking on the entire album or making a mix track by track.