Windows Media Player Settings

This section describes how to configure Windows Media Player to burn or record MP3 music on audio CD.

1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive.

2. Start Windows Media Player.

3. Click the Burn tab. You may an error message: "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it." This is most likely caused by the background service "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" being stopped.

3. To resolve the above issue, click Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Find the service "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service", and start it immediately.

4. Restart Windows Media Player. Click the Burn tab. You should see two empty lists: Burn List and Track List on Audio CD:
Windows Media Player Burn Music Tab

5. Click the "Display properties and settings" icon. The Properties dialog box shows up. Change the write speed to 4X to ensure a good burning quality.

Windows Media Player is ready to burn or record music files as audio tracks to audio CD now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Steps to Burn MP3 Files as Audio Tacks

 Creating Your Own Album

 Adding MP3 Folder to Windows Media Player Library

Windows Media Player Settings

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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