Chapter 16

Playing and Copying Music

In This Chapter

arrow Playing music, video, and CDs

arrow Creating, saving, and editing playlists

arrow Copying CDs to your hard drive or another disc

Built for minimalists, the Windows 10 Music app sticks to the essentials. With a few clicks, it plays music stored both on your computer and OneDrive. If you pay a monthly fee for Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass, you can listen to Internet radio stations based around your favorite artist.

Unfortunately, that’s about it. Stuck in a world of digital files, the Music app can’t copy music CDs onto your computer. It can’t create CDs from your music files. It can’t even play a music CD you’ve slipped into your PC’s disc drive.

And that’s just fine for Windows tablets and many laptops — they don’t have a disc drives. Most tablet owners just want to hear a few favorite songs or albums.

On a desktop PC, however, you probably want to stick with the program from yesteryear, Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player works much like it did in earlier Windows versions with one big exception: It can no longer play DVDs.

This chapter explains how and when to jump between the Music app and Windows Media Player. It also explains ...

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