Windows Media Player Audio Quick Directions
Open Windows Media Player:
- Click on “Start.” Move the mouse over “All Programs” then over “Accessories.” Then move the mouse over “Entertainment.” A list of programs will appear, click on “Windows Media Player.”
Copy CD onto computer (Rip):
- Open Windows Media Player (see above) and insert the CD to be burned into the computer.
- Click on the “Rip” tab towards the upper center of the screen. A list of songs on the CD will appear. There is a checkmark in the box to the left of every song. This means all the songs are selected will be Ripped. To deselect songs that aren’t desired, click on the box to the left of the song name to remove the checkmark.
- Click “Rip Music” in the upper right of the screen. The name of the song that is currently being imported to the computer will be highlighted in gray. When the song is imported, the green arrow to the left of the song name will be removed from the box.
- After a song is ripped it will be stored in the Library. It can also be accessed through “My Music.”
Create a Playlist:
- Click on “Now Playing List” at the right of the screen. Click on “New List” and then “Play List.”
- To add songs to the playlist, click on a song and hold down the mouse button. Drag the song to the playlist column on the right of the screen and release the mouse button. The song will be added to the playlist. OR Click on the desired song and click the green plus sign to the left of “New Playlist” to remove a song from the playlist, right click on the name of the song. Click on “Remove from list.”
- Click on “New Playlist” and then click on “Save Playlist As.” Click in the File Name box and type a name for the playlist. Click “OK.”
- Click on the Playlist name. Then click on “Sort.” A list of choices will appear. Click on the desired category to be used to organize the Playlist.
Listen to a Playlist:
- Click on “My Playlists” in the column at the left of the screen. Double click on the name of the desired playlist to be played. The list of names on the selected playlist will automatically appear in the center of the screen. The first song will start playing. To select additional songs, double click on the name of each.
Burn a CD:
- Open Windows Media Player. (See above) If all the songs to be burned come from the same CD, continue to the next step. If songs from several CD’s are going to be burned, make a playlist with the desired songs. (see above)
- Click on the “Burn” tab in the tool bar.
- Click on the arrow to the left of “Burn List.” All the CD’s and playlists in Windows Media Player will be displayed. Click on the desired selection to be burned. If there are songs on the playlist that are not desired, click the “Edit Playlist” button. Click on the blue drop down arrows below “View Library by.” A list of ways to organize the library will appear. Any view can be chosen, but for now click on “Artist/Album.”
- Add a song to be burned by clicking on the folder name that the song is in. Then click on the CD that the song is on. Click on the name of the song to add it to the list of songs to be burned. To close the folders so that other folders can be viewed more easily, click on the name of the folder again. To remove a song from the list, click on the name of the song in the right box. Then click the red “X” below the box.
- Change the order of the songs to be burned by clicking on the name of the song and hold down the mouse button. Drag the song to the desired location and release the mouse button. Or Click on the name of the song. Then click on the up or down arrow below the box to move the songs location.
- Hear any song listed by right clicking on the name of the song and click on “Play.” -Be aware that adding or deleting songs from this list does not delete the songs from the library or the playlist that they are in.
- When finished click “OK.” The chosen songs will be displayed with a green checkmark in the box to the left of the song name. To remove a song from being burned, click on that box to remove the checkmark.
- Insert a blank CD-R or CD-R into the CD-ROM drive and click “Start Burn” at the upper left. Before the tracks are copied to the CD, they are checked and converted to a file type for the CD. This process may take several minutes. Then the CD will be burned. To stop a CD from being burned, click “Stop Burn.”
- Do not play the CD while burning it or perform any other actions because the Player could stop functioning. After a CD has been burned, it is not possible to add additional songs in the future. The percentage of songs burned will be displayed as well as an estimate of how long it will take to burn the rest of the CD.
- If a window appears saying something like, “Windows Media Player cannot burn 7 files to the Cd. To investigate the problem, right-click each file, and thenclick Error Details. Do you want to continue burning the other files?” Click “Yes.” Then follow the directions. If desired remove songs with an error. (See above for instruction on removing songs from a list.) Then click “Start Burn” again.
- If “Will not fit” appears in the status column in the “Music to Copy” pane for selected tracks, the tracks are not copied to the CD. Will not fit will appear even if there are exactly 74 or 80 minutes of audio selected, because the Player inserts seconds (spaces) between the tracks that it burns onto a CD.
- The CD will automatically be ejected when it is finished burning.
Jenni at the HOB © 2005