digital listening help needed
in the good old days, like six months ago, i just put a cd in my pc, ripped it as an mp3, and put it on my little iRiver H series player, i could work on learning tunes any time.
alas, dell and the pc drove me over to the macbook apple side, and i am flummoxed. i am not at all technically competent, but the old real player software i liked is no longer "supported" according to the web. the apple does things with file extensions and locking/copy protecting that seem extreme, unless i want to get an ipod, which i don’t.
can anybody suggest a way to:
rip music off an audio cd, have the artist and title transfer with the rip, and end up with mp3 files?
my purposes are honorable, my character fairly upright, my tech skills minimal; but my gratitude would be boundless