Bring a CD song to your PC as an MP3 file

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This section describes how to bring music from a music CD into your PC as an MP3 file using Windows Media Player 12, which is installed as standard on Windows 7.

Versions of Windows Media Player are described in 12, but you can do the same with previous versions. You can also import file formats in MP3, but you can also import them in WMA or WAVE formats. The import method is exactly the same, so I will not discuss other file formats.

CD の楽曲を MP3 ファイルとして PC に取り込む

Operating environment

Operation confirmation environment

Windows 7
Windows Media Player version


Importing songs

Windows Media Player

Start Windows Media Player first. Select Windows Media Player from the Start Menu.

CD の情報

When you start Windows Media Player, insert the music CD into the CD/DVD drive. The album name and song information will be automatically retrieved and displayed on Windows Media Player.

If you put the CD in advance, it may be displayed from the beginning.


You can import it suddenly, but let's change the file format after importing audio data before that. By default, it is set to ingest in WMA format. WMA has a smaller file size and better sound quality than MP3.

However, this time, we will import mp3 files with a wealth of supported editing tools. You can choose the file format to your liking.

To change to the MP3 file format, select ≫→ Import Settings→ Format, → MP3 from the toolbar (import settings may appear in the toolbar depending on the size of the window).


Next, set the sound quality. The sound quality should be high, but the file size will increase accordingly, so please adjust this to your liking.

To change to the MP3 file format, select ≫, Incigating Settings→ Sound Quality→ → 320 Kbps (Highest Quality) from the toolbar.

CD の取り込み

Make sure all the songs you want to import from the center list are checked, and then select ≫ → Import CD from the toolbar. Select to start importing CDs.


The songs are imported in order from the top. If all the checks are unchecked, the import is complete.


By default, imported songs are saved directly below the Music folder (C:\Users{username}\Music).

The folder structure of the imported CD is "{Artist Name}{Album Name}\Song List". If you have more than one artist, the folder with the artist name will be "VARIOUS ARTISTS".

取り込みの設定 - オプション

If you want to change the folder that is saved, you can do so in Windows Media Player. From the toolbar, select "≫"→, "Import Settings" → "More Options".


An options dialog will appear, and make sure that the "Import Music" tab is selected. Since the path of the music folder is specified where you want to save the imported music, click the "Change" button.


Select the folder you want to save.


You can see that the destination path has changed.


If you look at the imported song, you can see that the file name is {Track Number} {Song Title}.mp3". You can also change the file name format when imported in Windows Media Player.


Open the options dialog as before and click the "File Name" button.


A file name options dialog appears where you can select, rearrange, and specify delimiters for the items that appear in the file name. You can see the output example by the file name below.

Mp3 file tag editing

As you'll notice after importing songs and converting them to files in Windows Media Player, you can see that alphanumeric characters and symbols are full-width characters in the file name, album name, and MP3 tag information. This is a Windows Media Player specification that does not allow you to do this in your settings. If you are concerned about full-width characters, you need to rewrite the information after importing.

This section assumes that the file was imported as MP3 format and explains how to update mp3 tag information using a tool called SuperTagEditor.

MERCURY's Software Lab.

SuperTagEditor can be downloaded and obtained from: The software update is completely stopped, but we have verified that the MP3 files you imported and that they work correctly in a Windows 7 (x64) environment.

When you open the site, download and install the "MP3 tag editing tool SuperTagEditor" file.


Once installed, select "MERCURY"→, "SuperTagEditor" → "SuperTagEditor" from the start menu.


When you start it, a window similar to the right will appear.

MP3 ファイル一覧

Select all mp3 files imported in Explorer and drag and drop them into SuperTagEditor to see a list of MP3 files.

Each column has its tag information, so you can edit it by clicking directly on the cell, but for now, superTagEditor's feature converts full-width characters into half-width characters in bulk.


First, select all items with full-width characters using the mouse or keyboard. The item with a black background is the selected item.

全角 => 半角

From the menu, select "Convert" → "Full-width = > Half-width" and select "Alphabet only". It seems to be more convenient to select "All", but it will be half-width to katakana, so please select "Alphabet only", "Symbol only", and "Number only" as necessary.


Select "Alphabet only" to confirm that the alphabet has become half-width. (If necessary, please also do "symbol only" and "number only")


At this point, it is not yet reflected in the file name. The item with a red check on the icon on the far left side will be the file with changed tag information. To reflect it in the file, select "File" → "Update Tag Information" from the menu.


The check mark is unchecked, and the file is updated with the input.