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How To Burn An Audio CD Using Windows Media Player

How To Burn An Audio CD Using Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player comes pre-installed on most PCs. So, if you're looking for a fast and easy way to burn a CD with all of your favorite songs on it, look no further than your desktop.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • 1 PC with a CD or DVD burning drive
  • 1 Windows XP or Vista Operating System
  • 1 Blank CD-R
  • 1 Windows Media Player 11 (software)

Step 2: Get to the List

You'll need to tell the Media Player which songs you want to burn. Microsoft calls this a "burn list." You can open the burn list pane through the library tab on the top of the interface. Make sure the "Audio CD" option is selected. If Windows Media Player is not open yet, insert a blank CD and choose "Burn an Audio CD with Windows Media Player from the list of options."

Step 3: Drag and Drop

Your Music will appear in the left pane and the Burn list is on your right. You can drag and drop items from your library onto your burn list, but remember, the average CD only holds 700 megabytes.

Step 4: Burn It

On the bottom right of the interface you'll see the "Start Burn" button. Click it when all of your songs are on your burn list.

If your burned cd's are coming out with errors, try closing other programs while you burn or slow your burn speed down in the options selection under your burn tab.