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Burning Your Own Music CDs

If you can copy tracks from a CD to your hard disk, what's to stop you from going in the other direction—copying files from your hard disk to a recordable/rewritable CD?

Assuming that the tracks aren't copy protected, nothing.

This process of recording your own custom CDs is called burning a CD. And Windows Media Player 11 makes it extremely easy to burn your own music CDs—assuming you have a CD burner drive installed in your PC, of course.

Unlike CD ripping, CD burning doesn't require you to set a lot of format options. That's because whatever format the original file is in (WMA, MP3, or WAV), when it gets copied to CD it gets encoded into the CDDA (CD Digital Audio) format. All music CDs use the CDDA format, so if ...

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