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Windows Media Player Tutorial: How to Burn an Audio CD With Media Player 11

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Adding Music to the Burn List
Windows Media Player Tutorial: How to Burn an Audio CD With Media Player 11
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You can either add single tracks or entire albums to the burn list by dragging and dropping. To display the contents of your library, click on one of the attributes of your music library which can be found in the left pane. For example, clicking on Songs will display a list of albums and songs that are arranged in alphabetical order.

If you haven't added any music to your music library yet then read the tutorial on building a music library to find out how.

Building a burn list in Windows Media Player is very easy to do and is achieved by using the drag and drop interface. Simply click on single songs or entire albums and drag them across to the burn list area on the right-hand side of the screen. If you create a burn list that requires more than one blank CD then you will see the words Next Disc indicating that multiple blank CDs are needed. To delete files or extra CDs from the burn list, right-click on them and choose Remove From List. If you need to start from scratch and completely erase the burn list then click on the red cross to clear the entire list.

When you are happy with your compilation you can now insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc; to erase a CD-RW that has data on it you can right-click on the appropriate drive letter (in the left pane) and select Erase Disc from the pop-up menu. If you have more than one optical drive in your system you can cycle through the drive letters by clicking on Next Drive until you reach the drive you want to use.

Finally, to begin the process of burning an audio CD, click on the Start Burn icon.

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