How to Burn Music to an Audio CD

If you have a collection of your favourite songs on your computer, but wish to listen to them on the CD player in your car while on the road, you will need to burn the songs to an audio CD. The process is a simple one, though you will need to get a DVD/CD-RW and a blank CD if you do not have either of them already. Burning music to a CD does not consume a lot of time and there are hardly any complications involved the process, thus making it even more convenient.


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    The first thing you need to do is to switch on your computer and wait for the Windows to load. This can take from a few seconds to a minute depending on the version of Windows you are running on your computer. Windows 7 is currently one of the fastest versions of Microsoft’s operating system in the market.

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    Create a new folder on the desktop by right-clicking to bring up the context-menu and selecting “Create New Folder” from there. Create a name for the folder such as “Songs for Audio CD.” Go to your music collection and copy the songs that you want to burn to the CD. You can select more than one music file at a time by pressing and holding the “Ctrl” button in the bottom-left corner of the keyboard and left-clicking the songs that you want to select. Right-click on a selected song and select “Copy” from the context menu. Go to the new folder that you created on your desktop, right-click and then select “Paste” from the context menu.

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    Right-click on the new folder and click “Add to playlist,” converting it to Wpl playlist format. Give the playlist a name and click “OK.” A new playlist icon will be created in the folder.

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    Insert a blank CD in the DVD/CD-RW drive. If you have more than one DVD/CD drives connected to your computer, with only one of them having the capability to write-rewrite CDs, look closely at the front panel of the drives to locate the “RW” on them. Insert the blank CD in this drive.

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    Double-click the playlist icon in the new folder that you created to launch Windows Media Player with your playlist preloaded on it.

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    Locate and click the button “Copy to CD or Device.” It will typically be located on the left sidebar. Clicking the button will direct you to a screen displaying the songs in your playlist. Go through them one last time.

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    Start the burning process by clicking “Copy,” a red circular button located on the top-right corner of the screen.

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    Wait while the songs get burnt to the CD. When the burning process is complete, the DVD/CD-RW drive will eject your audio CD.

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