Much as iTunes would be a great source to get songs for your iPad, there’s a very good chance that you already have a load of music just waiting to make its way to your iPad—your CD library.
How to download songs from your CDs to your iPad, say iPad 2? The first thing you need to do is to rip your CDs to your computer with iTunes and then sync them to your iPad. Here are the steps for loading CDs to your iPad.
Part 1: Rip CDs with iTunes
By default, iTunes will import (or rip) CD tracks using the AAC encoder at 256 kbps. If you have preferred music format, you first need to change your default music format in iTunes preferences. Here is how: Choose Edit(Choose iTunes on Mac) –> Preferences…, then click on the Advanced tab and go to Importing. From the “Import Using” pop-up menu, choose MP3 and click “OK” to save the settings.
When the settings are done, insert your CDs to the computer. The CD’s name will appear in iTunes’ Source list and be selected, and the CD’s track names will appear in iTunes’ main window. By default, a window also appears that reads:
Would you like to import the CD “name of CD” into your iTunes library?
Click Yes to import all the individual tracks on the CD or No if you’d prefer to not import the tracks at all (or do it at another time).
Alternatively, select the CD in iTunes’ Source list and click on the “Import CD” button on the top right of the iTunes window(for Mac, click on the Import CD entry at the bottom-right). iTunes will start copying the music to the iTunes library.
Part 2: Load ripped CD songs to iPad
When iTunes finish importing the songs to the library. You can connect your iPad to the computer and sync the songs to it.