How to Import a CD to My iPod Classic

by Catherine Hewson

iTunes lets iPod users manage their digital music and move it from iTunes to their iPods. While many users add new music to their iTunes library by purchasing it through the iTunes Store, other users import their own CDs into iTunes to add it to their iPod. Importing a CD to your iPod classic only takes a few clicks and less than 30 minutes.

Insert the CD you want to import into your computer's optical drive.

Click "Start," "All Programs" and then "iTunes" to open iTunes (see Resources).

Click the CD name that appears below "Devices" in the left side of the iTunes program window. The contents of the CD will appear on the right side of the program window.

Click to uncheck the box to the left of each song you do not want to import. By default, all boxes are checked.

Click the "Import CD" button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.

Wait for iTunes to complete the import process, which may take several minutes. When the "Import CD" status disappears from the top of the iTunes program window, the import process is complete.

Click the "Eject Disc" button to remove the disc. The songs you imported will now appear beneath "Library" in the "Music" section on the left side of the iTunes window.

Connect your iPod classic to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device. Wait for the iPod classic's logo to appear beneath "Devices" on the left side of the iTunes program window.

Select the songs you imported. Drag the songs over the iPod classic's logo beneath "Devices" and release the mouse cursor to import these songs to your iPod classic. A progress bar will appear at the top of the iTunes window indicating that files are still being synced. After the progress bar disappears you can eject your iPod from your computer.


About the Author

Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.

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