How to convert a .cda file to a .wav file?

I am a newbie at audio. I want to convert a *.cda clip from a CD to an *.mp3 file to put on my website, and I don’t have a clue. What software do I need and how do I do it?

Since you’re a newbee, suggest you start with audiocatalist or audiograbber.

these are simple programs…
can be found here: