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How to burn digital music files to a CD in Windows Media Player

Enjoy your digital music anywhere

As well as allowing you to listen to music stored on your PC, Windows Media Player, the media player that's integrated into Microsoft's Windows operating system, also enables PC users to burn these digital tracks to a CD, providing your machine has a CD writer.

This is great if you want to listen to your digital music elsewhere, perhaps when you're in your car or on a stereo system that doesn't support music-streaming. Here's how to burn a CD in Windows Media Player.

Step one
Begin by opening the Start menu and selecting Windows Media Player from the list of programs.

Step two
Click the Burn tab on the far right-hand side of the window and then drag and drop the tracks you want on the CD to the box below the Burn tab. You can either drag them from Playlists or from the Music library itself.

Step Three
Press the drop down menu on the far right-hand side of the window to access the Burn option menu. From here you can choose whether you want to burn an audio CD or Data CD, and adjust whether there is a gap between tracks and even the burn speed.

Step four
When you've adjusted the option to suit you, inset a CD into your disc drive and press Start Burn. The software will begin copy tracks to your disc. When completed the disc will be automatically ejected (providing you've haven't adjusted this in the burn menu).

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