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Transfer audio CD tracks to your portable player through the Windows Media Player 12 software

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You can use the Rip function of the Windows Media® Player 12 software to import music from a CD to your computer and then to your portable player.

Import music from a CD to your computer

  1. Insert an audio CD into the CD/DVD drive of the computer.
  2. Start the Windows Media Player software.
  3. In the left pane, click on the CD title. A list of songs from the CD should appear.

    Note: The CD title may appear as an Unknown album. In this case, you may want to obtain the track titles first. With an Internet connection established, right click the album title and then click Update album info from them menu.

  4. There are checked boxes beside each song. Uncheck the box beside the songs you don't want to import.
    • The boxes are checked by default.
  5. From the menu, click Rip CD.
    • You can locate the ripped songs in the Music folder of your computer.

Transfer the imported songs to your portable player

  1. In the left panel of the Windows Media Player software, under Library, click Music.
    • A list of songs will display.
  2. Connect your portable player to the computer.
  3. Click the Sync tab.
  4. Locate the tracks or albums you wish to transfer and then drag and drop them into the Sync list area.
    • The sync process should start. If it doesn't start automatically, click the Start sync button at the top of the Sync tab.