How to Add Music to Windows Media Player

If you want to organize all your music and other types of media files floating around your hard drive, creating a media library using Windows Media Player (WMP) will help you save heaps of time when looking for the right song, genre, or album. Moreover, WMP also offers other features, including the ability to make playlists, burn custom CDs, etc. In today's post, we will guide you on how to add music to Windows Media Player from disk, CD, and iTunes as well.

How to add music from your disk to windows media player

add music to Windows Media Player from CD

The first prerequisite is that your dish or CD is RIP. In other words, the RIP music functionality of the media player is used and even utilized to make sure that each and every inserted disk is ripped without any issue and problem. Now, follow the steps below to add music to windows media player from your disk

1. Firstly, insert the disc into your disc drive. you will see an autoplay option pops up, just ignore or exit out of it. Then, open your Windows Media Player.

2. In the left panel of Windows Media Player, you will see the music disc, select it ( the CD can be called  "Unknown album" and represented by a small disc icon).

3. Normally, Windows Media Player can rip the CD with default settings. You can also open Rip settings to tweak how the CD will be copied to your computer.

  • Go to Format menu to select the format (MP3, or WAV) that you want the copied music to be in.
  • Also, head to Audio Quality to select a specific sound quality for the music, like 128 Kbps, 48 Kbps, and 192 Kbps.
  • Choose More options... to adjust some other setting, like ripping CDs automatically, ejecting the disc after the CD rip, etc.

4. Now, select Rip CD to copy the music to your computer.

When every song is added to windows media player from your disk, you can eject the CD, and enjoy the music now stored on your computer.

Guide to add music from iTunes to windows media player

1. First of all, open iTunes and select the "Music" folder in the Library. You just right-click the header bar on top of the library and click "Kind" to sort music by file-type.

2. Then, select "Edit" and click "Preferences" to open the Preferences menu. Select the "General" -> "Import Settings."

3. There is a drop-down menu next to the "Import Using" field, click it and select "MP3 Encoder". Then choose a recording quality and click "OK."

4. Please note that music files in the MP3, WAV, and WMA can be playable in Windows Media Player. However, as AAC files cannot be exported to WMP, so it must be converted to the MP3 format prior to exporting your library. You can do it by clicking the AAC audio files that you want to convert, then right-click to select "Create MP3 Version".

5. Open the Preferences menu, and select the "Advanced" tab and highlight folders listed in the "iTunes Media Folder Location" field. Just right-click the folder selection and select "Copy."

6. After that, open Windows Media Player and right-click the "Music" folder. Choose the "Manage Music Library" link to go to the Music Library Locations window. Click "Add" to add a new folder.

Now, right-click the "Folder" option and click "Paste" to paste your iTunes media folder location into the field. Lastly, select "Include Folder" ->"OK" to add the iTunes media folder to your Windows Media Player library.


We have given you two methods on how to add music to Windows Media Player. Hope the information we provide is useful for you, let's share this post with your friends. Visit website for more details. Thanks for reading! 

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