Convert CDs to MP3

Wondering how to transfer CD to MP3 files without a computer?

If you've got memories stored away on old CDs but no CD drive in your laptop, we can convert your CDs to MP3s and bring them back to life.

Convert your CDs to MP3s in two simple steps and they’ll last another lifetime (or longer)!

To see the other formats you can convert your CDs to, see our CD to Digital page.

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How our CD to MP3 transfer process works.

Our CD to MP3 transfer process is simple, reliable,
and trusted by thousands of happy customers

Step 1

Send them

After you order, we’ll email you to arrange a courier collection. If you’d rather send your CDs directly, we’ll also explain how to post them to us in North Yorkshire.

Step 1

Save them

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive your CDs. Our specialists will carefully begin work to preserve and digitise your memories.

Step 1

Savour them

You’ll get an email when we’ve sent your MP3 versions (and your originals) back to you. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

You’ll always know where your CDs are, when we’re working on them,
and when you can expect to get them back.

What type
of conversion
should you

How to choose the right
CD conversion.


CD to CD

Your CDs converted to new CDs. People usually choose this option when looking to duplicate their existing CDs, for example if you had some recordings of your band, you may wish to make multiple copies to send to family and friends. You’ll be able to play it on any computer, Hi-Fi or car with a CD player.

What you get
Your CDs on brand new CDs.
What to order
Order as many discs as you wish to receive
Perfect for…
Listening on your home stereo or in the car.

Your CDs transferred to a USB memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with a USB port) and you can play, save, and copy your files.

What you get
All your videos on one stick
What to order
You only need to order one memory stick to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Listening on the computer

Your CDs digitised and stored online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can stream and download with no limits.

What you get
Your conversions as digital files
What to order
You only need to order one cloud backup link to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Sharing far and wide

What you can expect from us.

Your memories are irreplaceable - this is how we’ll take care of them

Free blanks

Free blanks

You’ll never have to pay for sending blank CDs. If we find any blanks in your order, we’ll refund them ASAP.
Free return

Free return

Your originals are priceless. We’ll send them back to you free of charge along with your conversions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

More conversions, more savings! You can get up to 30% off, depending on how many CDs you’re converting.
Quality equipment

Quality equipment

The best conversions are made using the best equipment. What else would you expect us to use for your memories?
Real-time updates

Real-time updates

You’ll be updated via email when your order arrives and again when it is sent back to you. You can check on the status of your order at any time using our real-time order tracker.

What do Digital Converters
customers think?

Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
This is what they made of the experience...


The simple way to
convert CDs to USB.

Whether it's your favorite album from years past, cherished family recordings, or valuable data, your CDs hold memories that deserve to be preserved. However, CDs are not immune to the passage of time. Over the years, they can degrade, leading to a loss in quality and potential data loss. That's where our professional CD to MP3 conversion service comes in.

We understand the value of preserving your memories. Our expertise lies in converting CDs to MP3, ensuring that your beloved tracks, personal recordings, and essential data can be accessed and enjoyed for years to come. Don't let the inevitable degradation of CDs erase your treasured moments; let us safeguard them with our meticulous conversion process.

CDs have long been a popular storage medium, but their longevity is not guaranteed. Research has shown that CDs can experience failure, commonly known as 'disc rot,' in as little as ten years due to manufacturing flaws and chemical composition variations. On average, CD formats begin to fail within 20 years, making it crucial to transfer your data before it becomes inaccessible.

By converting your CDs to MP3, you bypass the risks associated with optical media degradation. USB drives offer a more reliable and convenient way to store and access your content. Additionally, USB technology ensures compatibility with modern devices, allowing you to enjoy your converted tracks and data on various platforms with ease.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in converting media formats. With countless hours of audio conversions under our belt, you can trust that your CDs are in safe hands. Our team of skilled professionals utilise specialist equipment and techniques to extract every bit of audio fidelity and data integrity from your CDs.

Don't let your memories fade away. Contact us today to convert your CDs to MP3 and embark on a journey of timeless nostalgia.


Q. How does converting a CD to MP3 work?
Converting a CD to an MP3 involves a process called 'ripping', where audio data from the CD is extracted and encoded into the MP3 format. This process requires specific software and hardware. MP3s are compressed files, which means they take up less storage space than the original CD format but may lose some audio quality in the process. While this can be done at home, using a professional service like ours ensures optimal quality retention, as we use advanced software and techniques to minimise quality loss. Plus, it saves you the hassle of dealing with technical aspects.
Q. Why should I choose a professional service like Digital Converters for CD to MP3 conversion?
Choosing a professional service for CD to MP3 conversion offers numerous benefits. We provide high-quality, efficient conversions, personalised service, and technical expertise. Our processes are designed to maximise audio quality and minimise risk. Additionally, our comprehensive service includes organising, labelling, and backing up your digital files, making the transition to digital music both seamless and enjoyable. We also offer up to 30% off for bulk conversions, making it far better value then DIY.
Q. Can any CD be converted to MP3?
Nearly all CDs can be converted to MP3, as long as they are not commercial releases or copy-protected. Some music labels apply copy protection to prevent illegal duplication. At Digital Converters, we adhere to legal standards and can convert any CD that is not copy-protected. Our expertise allows us to handle a variety of CD formats and conditions, ensuring a high-quality conversion.
Q. Will converting to MP3 reduce the sound quality?
MP3 is a compressed format, which means a tiny amount of audio quality is lost during the conversion process. However, the extent of quality loss depends on the bit rate used for conversion. Higher bit rates mean better quality but larger file sizes. We at Digital Converters optimise the bit rate to ensure a balance between file size and audio quality, often achieving a result that is indistinguishable from the original CD to most listeners.
Q. How long does it take to convert a CD to MP3?
The time taken to convert a CD to MP3 varies depending on the length of the CD and the speed of the conversion process. For an individual, this might take anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour per CD. However, at Digital Converters, we have streamlined our processes to handle multiple conversions efficiently, significantly reducing the turnaround time while maintaining quality.
Q. What equipment is needed to convert CDs to MP3?
To convert CDs to MP3s at home, you need a computer with a CD drive, ripping software, and enough storage space for the MP3 files. However, this can be technically challenging and time-consuming. By using a professional service like ours, you avoid the need for equipment and technical know-how, as we use specialised, high-quality equipment to ensure the best conversion results.
Q. Is it legal to convert CDs to MP3?
Converting CDs to MP3 for personal use is generally legal. However, when it comes to commercially released music, distributing the MP3s or using them commercially without permission is not. We at Digital Converters ensure all conversions are done within legal boundaries, offering peace of mind along with our services.
Q. What happens to the CD after conversion?
After conversion, the CD remains unchanged and will be returned to you along with your new MP3 files. At Digital Converters, we take great care to handle your CDs with respect, ensuring they are returned to you in the same condition as we received them.
Q. Can I convert a CD to formats other than MP3?
Yes, CDs can be converted to various digital formats besides MP3, such as CD to USB and CD to digital files for you to stream or download. These formats have different characteristics in terms of file size and audio quality. Our team can advise you on the best format for your needs and provide conversions to these formats, offering more choices and flexibility than home conversions.
Q. How much storage space do I need for MP3 files?
The storage space required for MP3 files depends on the bit rate and the length of the audio. Typically, an MP3 file is about 1/10th the size of the original CD track. For a large collection, the space required can add up, so it's important to have sufficient storage. Our service includes advice on storage solutions and can assist in organising your digital library effectively.
Q. What is the best bit rate for converting CDs to MP3?
The best bit rate for converting CDs to MP3 depends on your balance between file size and audio quality. Commonly used bit rates are 128 kbps (decent quality and small file size) and 320 kbps (high quality but larger file size). At Digital Converters, we typically recommend a bit rate of 320kbps as there is no real limit for file size when we’re talking about digital files stored on a modern computer or streamed.
Q. Can I edit the MP3 files after conversion?
Yes, once a CD is converted to MP3, the files can be edited using audio editing software. This could include trimming tracks, adjusting volume, or adding effects. However, editing requires some technical skill. Our team can provide post-conversion editing services, ensuring your MP3s meet your specific needs and preferences.
Q. How do I play MP3 files after conversion?
MP3 files can be played on a wide range of devices, including computers, smartphones, some cars, MP3 players, and some modern CD players. On a computer you simply need a media player software or app that supports MP3 playback. Our service includes guidance on the best ways to play and enjoy your converted MP3 files on various devices.
Q. Can I convert a CD album with multiple tracks into individual MP3 files?
Yes, individual tracks on a CD will be ripped into separate MP3 files. This is useful for organising music by individual songs. At Digital Converters, we ensure that each track is correctly labelled and sorted, making your digital music collection easy to navigate and enjoy.
Q. Is there a risk of losing data when converting CDs to MP3?
There is almost no risk of data loss during the conversion process, especially when performed by professionals. We use reliable software and robust processes to ensure a safe conversion. In the unlikely event of a technical issue, our expertise allows us to effectively manage and rectify the situation.
Q. Can I improve the quality of old or scratched CDs during conversion?
While converting to MP3 doesn’t inherently improve the audio quality, professional services like ours can apply techniques to minimise the impact of scratches or wear. As we have advanced pro-grade equipment, we can usually salvage perfect audio from damaged CDs, providing a better result than most at-home conversion attempts.
Q. How do I organise my MP3 files post-conversion?
Organising MP3 files involves sorting them into folders, labelling them correctly, and possibly adding metadata like artist and album information. We provide comprehensive organisation services as part of our conversion process, making your digital music library both user-friendly and accessible.
Q. What is the best way to store my converted MP3 files?
Backing up MP3 files is crucial to protect your music collection. We recommend storing them on an external hard drive, a cloud storage service, or both for redundancy. Our service can include advice and assistance in setting up a robust backup solution for your digital music library.
Q. How do professional services ensure the security of my CDs during the conversion process?
At Digital Converters, we take the security of your CDs very seriously. Our facilities are secured, and we handle each CD with utmost care. We also maintain a detailed tracking system throughout the conversion process, ensuring the safety and security of your physical and digital media.