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Creating Audio CD


I have downloaded music in WMA format. I'm using Windows Media Player 10 to create an audio CD. The CD creates OK but when I put it in my portable CD player, the device doesn't recognize it and says there's no CD in the player. When I look at the CD in Windows Explorer, all the tracks are there. Filenames say "Track01.cda", etc through track 15. Tracks play OK in Windows Media Player if I click them. My portable CD player is a Sony Discman -- a few years old, but very good audio quality. Anybody have any idea what could be the problem? TIA.


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Right mouse click on one of the track;

go to "properties", now tell us the size of the file.

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File size

Not sure what you mean. I have 15 files with an average length of about 3 minutes per and an average size of 2.5 mb per. I want all 15 files on a single CD.

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I listen to music but don't know much about
recording and such. The guys here do but they
might/might not help because it is about
Audacity software. (You could try them.)

I wonder if your music is protected. Maybe you
can't transfer it to CD? Not really sure about
this stuff though.

(I use CDBurnerXP Pro 3 when I make a CD. I have not
used the software you mentioned.)


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If the song are 2.5mb each,then...

you don't have cda; you either have wma. or mp3. on that cd.

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Solution Found

Solving my own problem here. Found out that some CD players don't support CD/RWs and that's what I was using. Had to go back to my old computer's Sony CD writer to find that out in an error message. Windows Media Player on my new computer didn't throw the error - it just took the CD/RW and copied tracks onto it, even though it wouldn't play in some players. My CD player is a Sony and even Sony tech support never mentioned it when I contacted them. Seems like they should have. Oh, well...

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