Using iTunes to rip
From WEFT Wiki
WEFT guide to using iTunes for making MP3 files by “importing” a CD.
Note: this guide works with any version of iTunes. Language may very slightly from one version to another. This is based on iTunes version 10.2.2. You can find out the version you’re using by clicking on “About iTunes” under the menu titled “iTunes” (next to the menu titled “File”).
1. Insert the CD you want to make MP3 files from into your computer.
2. iTunes will start running and show: A) that there’s a CD in the drive, and B) the tracklist information for the CD.
Note: the tracklist information will only appear if you’re connected to the internet, AND if the CD you’re importing is already in the iTunes database. If one of these isn’t true, you can input the track information on your own by clicking into each category per track, ie- the name, artist, album, genre, etc.
3. Set the import settings by clicking on the “Import Settings” button in the bottom right. See “C” in the image above. (If your version doesn’t have a visible button, you can access the settings menu by choosing the “Preferences” option underneath the “iTunes” menu.)
WEFT’s standards for MP3 digital audio files is that they be created at either 256 kbps or 320 kbps. Inside the “Import Settings” dialogue box (see above), set the ‘Import Using’ option to “MP3 Encoder”, and set the ‘Setting’ option to 256 kbps or 320 kbps (which may require you select the “custom” option, then choose the appropriate bit rate under the “Stereo Bit Rate” option, (see below).
4. Now you are ready to import. Click the “Import CD” button in the bottom right (letter D in the top image). If your version doesn’t have a visible button, you can find an “Import” command by holding the “control” key and clicking on the CD name in the left menu (see letter A in the top image). *Holding the “control” key while clicking on an Apple computer is the same as “right clicking” on a Windows computer.