Burning to cd

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  1. Posts : 20
    windows 10
       #1

    Burning to cd


    When I open Media Player it asks me to connect an external burner. I thought you could burn to cds with Media Player, previous system Windows 7 Home.
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  2. Posts : 609
    W10
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    I do see the burn tab in Windows Media Player here under Windows 10. My CD writer has the drive letter F: (it is an internal drive) and this is also the drive, which WMP tells me to put a CD in to start burning. What drive does your Media Player show you in the burn tab? For me it looks like it should be working...
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  3. Posts : 20
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It says ' Connect a burner and restart the player'. Does that mean that there isn't an integral burner in Media Player. I don't want to by a burner just to burn one cd.
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  4. Posts : 12,414
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    longdog said:
    It says ' Connect a burner and restart the player'. Does that mean that there isn't an integral burner in Media Player. I don't want to by a burner just to burn one cd.
    That message has always meant to me that either the Optical Drive/ODD can't burn to disc, is a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, or if present isn't being recognized by the OS/Operating System. WMP can be used to Rip songs from a CD and also burn songs to a blank disc, usually the R type, not RW. I have, in a number of cases, installed CDBurnerXP to diagnose whether burning problems were software or hardware related and it works in Win10 32-bit and 64-bit. Since the laser inside an ODD produces some heat it's not unusual for older ODDs to fail.
    CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
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  5. Posts : 20
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for that helpful reply. I assumed my pc (built by my local shop) came with a burner. I'll speak to the shop to clarify the position. Thanks once again.
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  6. Posts : 1,778
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #6

    longdog said:
    Thanks for that helpful reply. I assumed my pc (built by my local shop) came with a burner. I'll speak to the shop to clarify the position. Thanks once again.

    Just go into your file explorer and find out for yourself.
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  7. Posts : 12,414
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    longdog said:
    Thanks for that helpful reply. I assumed my pc (built by my local shop) came with a burner. I'll speak to the shop to clarify the position. Thanks once again.
    You should see a marking on the face of any CD/DVD tray that mentions RW, ReWritable, etc., if it can burn discs. Having determined that then the software comes into the issue.
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  8. Posts : 449
    win 10
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    Assuming you get the drive sorted there's plent of free burning appliactions, e.g. CDBurnerXP
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  9. Posts : 20
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    It says Super Writemaster on the tray so I'm assuming there is/was a burner in there somewhere.
    Can't find anything in File Explorer but I'm not sure what I was looking for, certainly 'burner' gives me no results.
    Come to think of it I burnt a couple of audio albums to c d's a couple of months ago so something must have happened when I upgraded to Windows 10, something I'm beginning to regret.
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  10. Posts : 12,414
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    longdog said:
    It says Super Writemaster on the tray so I'm assuming there is/was a burner in there somewhere.
    Can't find anything in File Explorer but I'm not sure what I was looking for, certainly 'burner' gives me no results.
    Come to think of it I burnt a couple of audio albums to c d's a couple of months ago so something must have happened when I upgraded to Windows 10, something I'm beginning to regret.
    That is a burner but if a burning program doesn't recognize it there may be an issue. They usually are not expensive to replace, I've gotten them for around $50US, may even be cheaper than that now. The drives are combinations of reader and writer in one.
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