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We recently bought a new car and unfortunately for us it did not come with a CD player.    So, my question, is it possible to transfer the music from the CD's to one of those flash drives and if so how do you do it?    Thanks for any help.

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We recently bought a new car and unfortunately for us it did not come with a CD player.    So, my question, is it possible to transfer the music from the CD's to one of those flash drives and if so how do you do it?    Thanks for any help.
If you have a computer you can copy from cd to flashdrive with or without conversion to mp3

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 If your laptop has a CD drive you can transfer your files to a flash drive via  a USB port.

 

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Thanks for the help.   I am not very good with this computer stuff but when my wife gets the CD's sorted I will give your advice a try.     My desk top computer does have both   a CD drive and a USP port.

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Depends on what format the CD audio is stored. If a genuine audio CD bought in a shop (or an exact copy), you'll need a CD Audio 'ripper'.

Windows Media Player can do that for you. https://www.microcenter.com/tech_center/article/3176/how-to-rip-a-cd-with-windows-media-player-12

Choose MP3 at 320 kbps

 

If the music is already stored as MP3 on the CD, then you just have to copy the files over to the USB Flash drive.

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53 minutes ago, JamJar said:

Depends on what format the CD audio is stored.

Would have been my first question too.

From the OP it is not obvious whether it is about classical audio CDs or just data (mp3 files or the like).

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Google CDEx, a free CD ripper.

 

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The transfer can be as easy as drag and drop, and no specialist programme is required. 

 

The minor technicalities come into play when the user looks at better reproductive quality. 

This is down to the codecs used.

Most in car systems will play many formats, just like smart TV shows many different formats now.

 

Just ask yourself a few questions before you copy.

Like,

Do I want high quality?

Does the vehicle have a quality sound system installed?

Do I want just drive music?

 

A memory stick of 0ne GB will hold several hundred mp3 tracks. 

 

Increased performance and higher bitrates consume more space. 

Higher bitrate and channels offers quality sound. 

 

The bit rate is calculated using the formula:
  1. Frequency × bit depth × channels = bit rate.
  2. 44,100 samples per second × 16 bits per sample × 2 channels = 1,411,200 bits per second (or 1,411.2 kbps)
  3. 14,411,200 × 240 = 338,688,000 bits (or 40.37 megabytes)

Make the music, music to your ears.

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19 hours ago, Spaniel said:

Thanks for the help.   I am not very good with this computer stuff but when my wife gets the CD's sorted I will give your advice a try.     My desk top computer does have both   a CD drive and a USP port.

If we're talking many CD:s,you should convert the songs to the mp3-format,and then move them to the flash-drive. 

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Can do it via your computer using either iTunes or another CD copying piece of software. CD players are being phased out on modern spec’ vehicles now. I have my whole library on some large capacity Thumb drives. Really convenient and can change your library between cars easily.

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