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Step-by-step Guide on How to Burn a CD on Windows 10

Author by Rocabella

Dec 27, 2017

Even though digital music can be stored on MP3 CD, it is sometimes useful to create an audio CD. By creating a custom audio CD of your favorite music, you will be able to create your very own custom CDs to suit different moods. And last but not least, backing up your music onto audio CDs will keep it safe just in case of disaster strikes. If you wish to get some right approaches to know how to burn a CD on Windows 10, check out this article to discover it.

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Many users often ask me how to burn a CD on Windows 10, it makes me feel that many people are accustomed to using digital audio formats, but not keen on burning CD discs. They even want to purchase professional software to burn CD on Windows 10 but don't know how to operate it. In fact, the actual operation is much simpler than you think without any cost and is full of fun. I like to make a classification of different music and burn various audio CDs as different playlists. In this way, I can collect my favorite music, or share with others, and even can play it on the CD player, home theater, and car CD player. Next, let's see how to burn audio CD on Windows 10.

Audio CD and Data CD

Before starting to burn CDs, it’s necessary to explain that there are two types of CD for different purposes: Audio CD and Data CD. In a nutshell, Audio CD is just like a music CD you purchased in the music store, it can play on a computer which has a CD drive, portable CD player, and car CD player. Audio CD needs the help of third-party tools to rip audio to a computer. While Data CD is more like USB flash drive or external hard drive, which is used for file transfer, storage or backup without any third-party tool, just copy and paste directly.

Then, let’s go to how to burn a music CD with free CD burner for Windows 10.

How to Burn Audio CD with Windows Media Player

Burn Audio CD Windows 10 with Windows 10 CD Burner

Instead of installing third-party software, the built-in Windows Media Player is a free CD burner for Windows 10. Either Audio CD or Data CD can be recorded. And the operation is very simple. Read along to find out how to burn a CD on Windows 10 with audio CD burner:

1. Insert a blank CD to DVD/CD recorder Drive.

2. Open Windows Media Player and enter the Library mode. Then click Burn Tab at the top right corner.

3. On the right side of the panel, click the Burn button. Then choose Audio CD or Data CD or DVD as per your own need.

4. In the Library, drag the content to the right side of the pane which says “Drag items here to create a burn list.” to create a burn list.

5. When you finish with the list creating, press the Start burn button to start the process.

That’s a simple guide on how to burn a CD on Windows 10 with Windows Media Player.

Note: Choose Audio CD for music only up to 80 minutes, while choosing Data CD for music, pictures, and videos up to about 700 MB. The total time or file size cannot exceed the capacity of your CD.

Friendly Tips: Windows Media Player is not only a free CD burning software for Windows 10 but also a free DVD burning software, click here to know how to burn a DVD with WMP on Windows 10.

You see, using WMP to burn CD is a very easy thing to do, and it can also convert CDA to MP3. Of course, you are free to use a lot of free third-party tools to achieve the same goal, referring to Top 10 free CD/DVD burning software.

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