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How sure are you that you actually selected the songs to burn.....in other words there just may be a mistake in the process you followed....
or....the cd you used....has it been around for a while....and possibly been put in a cd player before..?.....or was absolutely brand new...?
Read this.....and see if any of the steps prompt you...
If you want to make a standard music CD that will play in nearly any CD player, choose the Audio CD option.
As you burn an audio CD, Windows Media Player makes temporary copies of the WMA and MP3 files in your burn list, converts the copies to another format (known as PCM), and then saves the converted copies to the disc. Here's how to burn an audio CD:
Click the Start
, click All Programs
, and then click Windows Media Player
If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library
in the upper-right corner of the Player.
In the Player Library, click the Burn
tab, click the Burn options
, and then click Audio CD
(this is the default choice).
Insert a blank CD-R disc into your CD burner.
If the AutoPlay dialog box appears, close it.
If your computer has more than one CD drive, click the drive you want to use in the navigation pane.
If necessary, click the Clear list button to remove all items from the previous burn list.
Find the items in your Player Library that you want to burn to the audio CD.
For example, you can search for a particular album, browse for individual songs, or locate a playlist.
To create a burn list, drag items from the details pane (the pane in the middle of the Player Library) to the list pane (the pane on the right side of the Player Library).
If you want to change the order of the songs in the burn list, drag a song up or down in the list.
If you want to remove a song from the burn list, right-click the song, and then click Remove from list.
When you're satisfied with the list, click Start burn.
Burning a disc might take several minutes to complete.
If you have more songs in your burn list than will fit on one audio CD, you'll have the option to burn the remaining items to a second blank CD.
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