Windows Media Player is a reliable program for converting CDs to MP3s, and it is already on most PCs running Windows. FreeRIP CD to MP3 Converter is another program that is available in a free basic version or a paid advanced version with additional features.
To convert the audio files on a CD into MP3 format using Windows Media Player, it is necessary to transfer the files onto the computer first, in a process called ripping. After opening WMP, insert the CD into the computer. Once the list of files shows up in the music library, click on the Rip CD button. WMP then imports all of the files onto the computer, automatically converting them to MP3 format.