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  • 15 August 2018
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How do I get Sonos to play music from my CD Player on my PC
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Best answer by Stuart_W 15 August 2018, 12:02

1) Rip the CD to your hard drive into a format supported by Sonos (https://support.sonos.com/s/article/79?language=en_US) and then point the Sonos controller to that location.
2) Connect a suitable Sonos unit (Play 5 Gen 1 or Gen 2, Connect or Connect:Amp) to the audio out of your PC. You may need an adapter to get from PC to your 3.5mm line in

Option 1 is the way Sonos is designed to operate
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1) Rip the CD to your hard drive into a format supported by Sonos (https://support.sonos.com/s/article/79?language=en_US) and then point the Sonos controller to that location.
2) Connect a suitable Sonos unit (Play 5 Gen 1 or Gen 2, Connect or Connect:Amp) to the audio out of your PC. You may need an adapter to get from PC to your 3.5mm line in

Option 1 is the way Sonos is designed to operate
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Definitely option 1 from Stuart.

Sonos speakers are designed to go and fetch music from a source on a network or internet. Your app is effectively the remote control to tell it what to do. Fetching music from any music player is not so easy and to do it sensibly you really need a Connect or Connect Amp. That still has minor drawbacks though.

I found once I got my head round the way Sonos was designed to work, I found it more intuitive to use.
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Whilst playing a CD from a PC is not a practical thing to do, fetching music from a connected CD player, record player, radio, etc. is not difficult.
Sonos have made it relatively easy to do so and for those people who do like a physical format it is well worth the effort.