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  1. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
       #1

    trouble burning cd in windows media player


    hello all
    new to windows, have migrated from mac
    I am using windows media player to burn music cd, i go through all the operation but the cd is blank, nothing on it
    I have also tried with Ashampoo but the same there
    I have looked in settings but dont know what to do to be honest, any help appreciated.
    I go to media player, select options, devices, select cd drive, properties, but do not see a recording tab, only burn, or rip
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  2. Posts : 4,921
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #2

    First, press the Windows key+X and choose Device Manager
    If you have a listing, expand CD/DVD drives. Make sure your CD/DVD drive is listed and it is an RW (burner) drive.
    Next, what type of disc are you burning? Is it a CD-R (ie) Record once, if it fails, throw it away. Or CD-RW (ie) you must first Format (erase) the disc before burning and you must Finalize the disc before ejecting it, if not, it won't be playable? Also, use only name brand blanks and not generics. These rules are the same for burning a CD on a Mac.

    You can try this free burning app CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software after installing, A Wizard opens, select Audio CD. In the Middle Toolbar it should list your burner drive, if not there is an issue with the drive or it is not a burner drive in the Device Manager. You can also go to the Upper toolbar to Recorder to see that the drive is supported and what type of discs it will burn (ie) CD, DVD etc.
    Click the Add button, and browse it to your music files, you can add a whole folder, album or individual songs, they appear in the lower pane.
    Put a never used blank CD-R in and press the Burn button. The progress bar shows you that it is burning and how long it will take.

    If you prefer Ashampoo here is the manual, it is similar to CDBurnerXP
    Last edited by spunk; 28 Jun 2023 at 04:08.
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  3. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Many thanks all very informative will try it all
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  4. Posts : 23,819
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4651 (x64) [22H2]
       #4

    Piccy said:
    Many thanks all very informative will try it all


    When you tried everything else, then try AnyBurn.
    It's small, fast, powerful and does everything.
    And it's free and ad-free.

    The Official AnyBurn Website
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  5. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter
       #5

    spunk said:
    First, press the Windows key+X and choose Device Manager
    If you have a listing, expand CD/DVD drives. Make sure your CD/DVD drive is listed and it is an RW (burner) drive.
    Next, what type of disc are you burning? Is it a CD-R (ie) Record once, if it fails, throw it away. Or CD-RW (ie) you must first Format (erase) the disc before burning and you must Finalize the disc before ejecting it, if not, it won't be playable? Also, use only name brand blanks and not generics. These rules are the same for burning a CD on a Mac.

    You can try this free burning app CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software after installing, A Wizard opens, select Audio CD. In the Middle Toolbar it should list your burner drive, if not there is an issue with the drive or it is not a burner drive in the Device Manager. You can also go to the Upper toolbar to Recorder to see that the drive is supported and what type of discs it will burn (ie) CD, DVD etc.
    Click the Add button, and browse it to your music files, you can add a whole folder, album or individual songs, they appear in the lower pane.
    Put a never used blank CD-R in and press the Burn button. The progress bar shows you that it is burning and how long it will take.

    If you prefer Ashampoo here is the manual, it is similar to CDBurnerXP
    Hello
    Tried all 3, uninstalled media player and
    reinstalled, I now can’t open, it says some files are corrupted, oh dear !!!
    I can play music from cd ok
    In every burning program, it all says ok, but disc is blank, have tried around 6 discs now, all the same
    Thanks

    ,
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  6. Posts : 23,819
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4651 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    Piccy said:
    Hello
    Tried all 3, uninstalled media player and
    reinstalled, I now can’t open, it says some files are corrupted, oh dear !!!
    I can play music from cd ok
    In every burning program, it all says ok, but disc is blank, have tried around 6 discs now, all the same
    Thanks

    ,


    You must use CD-R or DVD-R and must choose the option to create a music CD or DVD.
    You can't just "burn" the songs to a CD.

    Here's the tutorial for making a music CD with AnyBurn... Burn Audio CD from musical files



    Here's all the tutorials for AnyBurn... scroll down till you get to the Burn Audio CD section.
    AnyBurn Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 349
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 23H2
       #7

    Sounds like you didn't format the CD ! spunk & Ghot gave very good instructions or either burner you chose !
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  8. Posts : 4,921
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #8

    What is the Make & Model # of the computer, and CD/DVD-RW drive? What brand of blank CD-R are you using? Or are you using an RW disc? As stated, RW discs take extra steps to use and not recommended for Audio CD's.

    Not every brand of disc works with every brand of drive. As stated, use only Name Brand Blank CD-R's
    You can update the Firmware for the burner drive from the manufacture to allow it to support different brands of Blanks.

    Verify in the Burning App that the Recorder is supported and lists the drive in the app as the recorder.
    With a blank CD-R disc in, open a burning program like CD BurnerXP, or any other burning app
    Go to the top toolbar to Recorder, confirm the Drive is listed which means that drive is supported. If so, then go to Disc/Disc Information on the Toolbar to make sure this disc is showing as Blank and ready to be burned. Remember if you have a failed burn on a disc, throw it away, it cannot be used again, unless it is an RW disc

    We don't suggest it for burning CD's but if you are more comfortable with WiMP then follow these steps to Enable it https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...3-94596b658287

    Or reinstall it https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-1d8ec121b5b8
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  9. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ghot said:
    You must use CD-R or DVD-R and must choose the option to create a music CD or DVD.
    You can't just "burn" the songs to a CD.

    Here's the tutorial for making a music CD with AnyBurn... Burn Audio CD from musical files



    Here's all the tutorials for AnyBurn... scroll down till you get to the Burn Audio CD section.
    AnyBurn Tutorials
    Many thanks

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks to you all

    - - - Updated - - -

    spunk said:
    What is the Make & Model # of the computer, and CD/DVD-RW drive? What brand of blank CD-R are you using? Or are you using an RW disc? As stated, RW discs take extra steps to use and not recommended for Audio CD's.

    Not every brand of disc works with every brand of drive. As stated, use only Name Brand Blank CD-R's
    You can update the Firmware for the burner drive from the manufacture to allow it to support different brands of Blanks.

    Verify in the Burning App that the Recorder is supported and lists the drive in the app as the recorder.
    With a blank CD-R disc in, open a burning program like CD BurnerXP, or any other burning app
    Go to the top toolbar to Recorder, confirm the Drive is listed which means that drive is supported. If so, then go to Disc/Disc Information on the Toolbar to make sure this disc is showing as Blank and ready to be burned. Remember if you have a failed burn on a disc, throw it away, it cannot be used again, unless it is an RW disc

    We don't suggest it for burning CD's but if you are more comfortable with WiMP then follow these steps to Enable it https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...3-94596b658287

    Or reinstall it https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-1d8ec121b5b8
    The computer is Dell 9020 sff, cd rewritable dis drive, I use tdk and verbatim discs
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  10. Posts : 2,767
    Windows 10
       #10

    The problem is usually:
    1) Dirty optics.
    2) Old writable discs, the writable qualities get worse with age.

    1) Easy to check and clean if it one of those slimline Laptop type optical drives where the optics comes out in the disc tray. Some disassembly required for the desktop type.
    2) Just get new stock of discs.

    Windows Media Player does not check by immediately trying to read back a disc. So a bad burn will not be apparent until you try to play the tracks.
    A Burn is the same thing as Recording.
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