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Managing Audio on CD or DVD: Tutorials for Organizing Your Music Collection

In this section, you'll find tutorials covering the different ways you can manage your music library on CD and DVD.

Lossless Audio Formats: Best Codecs for Ripping and Preserving Your Audio CDs
Using a lossless format when ripping your original audio CDs ensures that you have a perfect digital copy. This can be a great backup strategy just in case your originals get damaged -- you then have the option to create another disc that is identical to the original. Storing your CDs in a lossless audio format also means that you have master versions of songs that you can then convert to common lossy formats like MP3, AAC, WMA, etc. To see some of the best audio formats for creating perfect copies of your audio CDs, read this lossless audio format toplist for more information.

How to Copy a Music CD Using CDBurnerXP
If you still enjoy using audio CDs and want to protect your collection of originals from damage (scratches etc.), then creating backup copies is a good solution. This short CD copying tutorial shows you how to use the free CDBurnerXP program to quickly duplicate a music CD.

How to Create a Multisession Disc: Burn a CD or DVD More Than Once
By creating a multisession CD or DVD, you can write files to the same disc using several burning sessions. This enables you to keep backing up your files to the same disc until it's full!

How To Protect Your MP3 Library - Use ECC to Bullet-proof Your CD/DVD Collection
Do you want to find out how to bullet-proof your digital music library on CD or DVD? If so, then why not follow this tutorial that shows you how to create error correction code (ECC) files that you can use to get your music back when a CD or DVD goes bad.

Make an MP3 CD Using iTunes
Creating an MP3 CD is a great option if you want to listen to multiple albums from one CD. This iTunes tutorial will show you how to easily make an MP3 CD to take with you on your next journey, play at a party, or listen to at home on your MP3 audio system.

How to Rip a CD Using iTunes
iTunes makes it easy for anyone to convert their favorite CDs into digital music files that can be played via computer or iPod. Find out how easy it is to convert your CD collection into music that you can take anywhere.

RealPlayer 11 Tutorial: How to Rip a CD Using RealPlayer 11
RealPlayer is an often overlooked media player from RealNetworks that can be used to rip your CD collection to digital files. This RealPlayer 11 tutorial will show you how to convert your audio CDs to MP3, WMA, AAC, RA, or WAV audio files.

How to Rip Audio CDs in Windows Media Player 11
This Windows Media Player 11 tutorial will show you how to rip your CD collection to MP3, WMA, or WAV audio files. Creating digital music files will allow you to take your music anywhere on your MP3 player.

Windows Media Player Tutorial: How to Burn an Audio CD
Learn how to create your very own custom audio CD. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a CD that is playable in virtually any device blessed with a CD or DVD drive.

Windows Media Player 12: How to Burn a Gapless Audio CD
Do you need to find out how to create a gapless audio CD for non-stop music? Sometimes it can be annoying when there's a silent gap between each song on a CD. If you need non-stop music for a party, or have a podcast series that you want to listen to without interruption, then making a gapless CD will enhance your listening experience. Find out...

How to Rip Music CDs to ALAC in iTunes 11
The ALAC format is built into iTunes and gives you a way to perfectly rip your music CDs just like FLAC. In this tutorial we'll show you how to change the iTunes ripping options to ALAC and import a music CD into your iTunes library.

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