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muhctekdano January 12th, 2007 10:07 AM

Windows Media Player 10 Guide: Adding Songs to Your Library and Burning CDs
 
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Many people inquire about Windows Media Player…So here’s a guide! :idea: _ (Click images to see larger view, click 2nd time to see in own window)

This guide deals with WMP 10…different versions have different options. The newest version (as of now) is WMP 11…I have taken a look at it, and many of the options are very similar. The main thing Microsoft changed is the interface. It looks pretty cool, but doesn’t all new software? :wow:

How do I get music into my WMP library?

1. Open WMP…click on library tab…’Add to Library’ (see arrow)

Attachment 3333

2. Click ‘by monitoring folders’…’Add’

Attachment 3334 __ Alternate technique & sample image: Adding a Monitor folder to WMP . (click on this blue link)

3. Browse for the folder that contains your downloads.

4. Click ‘OK’ (twice)

*Alternative path: Click file…add to library…by monitoring folders

So now you’ve got a music library…and you want to listen to it someplace besides the chair you’re sitting in right now…

:computer3:

How to burn an audio CD with WMP

There are several paths you can take to burn a CD with WMP…this method is my favorite:

1. Open WMP…click on library tab…current list button (see arrow)

Attachment 3335

2. Select ‘Burn List’ from scroll down menu

3. Drag and drop your music files from the middle pane to the right pane. Make sure your selections will fit on a disc (compare the ‘Total Time’ to the time listing on your disc). Do not use the file size shown, since your music files will be larger after decompression.

4. Click scroll down arrow next to ‘Start Burn’

5. Verify that the setting says ‘Audio CD’

Attachment 3336

6. Insert a CD-R into your CD burner (or a CD-RW if it will play in your player)

7. Click ‘Start Burn’ :flame:

WMP will now convert your music files into audio CD format and burn them to CD. The CD will be ‘finalized’ during burning. This means you cannot burn any more songs to the CD. :focus: If using a CD-RW, you will have to erase the disc before you can burn it again.

Hope this helps :)

Dano

muhctekdano January 12th, 2007 10:08 AM

Any feedback would be appreciated.

This is my first guide.

stella4 January 18th, 2007 07:25 PM

HI, thanks so much for all of your help!! I 'm just going to try it right now. Have a good night. K

Oliasys March 13th, 2007 05:59 AM

am having some trouble with formats...


am trying to burn a cd for my mom, lol.....


a cd of oldies from the 40'2, 50'2 and 60's.....


however, when I finish it will not play in her cd players....are her players just too old for the formats or is their a conversion i can do/use that will allow her to play the music ???


Thanx for your help..

muhctekdano May 1st, 2007 11:47 AM

If you have converted your files to CD format, then the problem doesn't lie with the format...

However, not all CD players will play CD-R disks. The good news is that you can probably get your mom a new CD player pretty cheaply!

Good Luck :idea:

Dano

townie2 May 28th, 2007 11:37 AM

thanks!
 
great guide, thanks Dano. used to use my sisters computer to burn c.d.'s, came with different program built into it. recently upgraded my W.M.P. to 10 and didn't know where to start. now i do thanks to you. easy to follow steps.

jennifergeoghan May 31st, 2007 08:27 PM

Why is it so hard to get LimeWire downloads on to Windows media player
 
I've been sitting here trying to get songs to go to windows media player from LimeWire and I can't and it is making me mad....

fifiward June 13th, 2007 01:40 AM

whether protected?
 
hey, is the song downloaded is protected ? If so, you cannot burn in in WMP. Maybe you can use some program to convert the song before you burn it

I use NoteBurner to do this.

wondering why June 13th, 2007 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muhctekdano (Post 251111)
Any feedback would be appreciated.

This is my first guide.

Well Done Danno...You have done an excellent job...;)

Esmeralda July 14th, 2007 11:07 AM

Thank you
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by muhctekdano (Post 251110)
Many people inquire about Windows Media Player…So here’s a guide! :idea:

This guide deals with WMP 10…different versions have different options. The newest version (as of now) is WMP 11…I have taken a look at it, and many of the options are very similar. The main thing Microsoft changed is the interface. It looks pretty cool, but doesn’t all new software? :wow:

How do I get music into my WMP library?

1. Open WMP…click on library tab…’Add to Library’ (see arrow)

Attachment 3333

2. Click ‘by monitoring folders’…’Add’

Attachment 3334

3. Browse for the folder that contains your downloads.

4. Click ‘OK’ (twice)

*Alternative path: Click file…add to library…by monitoring folders

So now you’ve got a music library…and you want to listen to it someplace besides the chair you’re sitting in right now…

:computer3:

How to burn an audio CD with WMP

There are several paths you can take to burn a CD with WMP…this method is my favorite:

1. Open WMP…click on library tab…current list button (see arrow)

Attachment 3335

2. Select ‘Burn List’ from scroll down menu

3. Drag and drop your music files from the middle pane to the right pane. Make sure your selections will fit on a disc (compare the ‘Total Time’ to the time listing on your disc). Do not use the file size shown, since your music files will be larger after decompression.

4. Click scroll down arrow next to ‘Start Burn’

5. Verify that the setting says ‘Audio CD’

Attachment 3336

6. Insert a CD-R into your CD burner (or a CD-RW if it will play in your player)

7. Click ‘Start Burn’ :flame:

WMP will now convert your music files into audio CD format and burn them to CD. The CD will be ‘finalized’ during burning. This means you cannot burn any more songs to the CD. :focus: If using a CD-RW, you will have to erase the disc before you can burn it again.

Hope this helps :)

Dano

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Okay thank you for that information but I already updated to WMP 11 and when I click on add to library it only asks me if I want to add it from my personal folders or from my folders and those others that I can access. WHat should I do cause when I tried to click from my personal it deleted all the song I had before.:laugh_2:

wendy1837 August 8th, 2007 03:10 PM

Cant burn on a cd
 
Hey i followed all your steps in the above but for some reason my windows media player act like its burning the song and when its finishing it it says failed i can only burn 1 song on a cd of 80 minutes. Thats very weird cuz i never had nothing like this happen. By the way am using Windows Media Player 11 and i have try and try but nothing seems to work, Any suggestion?

BeachBunny August 29th, 2007 08:28 PM

This is brilliant, thanks for the guide!

PURPLE2811 October 12th, 2007 09:08 AM

Yeah I like your guide made sence meathod works for WMP11 too.

PURPLE2811 October 12th, 2007 09:16 AM

It could be the discs. I know with DVD some player like -R and others like +R. Maybe the same with audio Also I use Verbaitim-R discs they play in all CD and DVD players in my experience.

tomzombiefleury October 12th, 2007 08:11 PM

What folder do i save my limewire songs into so that they can be transfered to WMP?
 
Hey,
can anybody share some light on what folder i have to save my limewire songs in so that i can put them in WMP?:confused:

birdy October 12th, 2007 08:29 PM

Your songs are automatically saved to your HDD...in LW tools > options > saving will show you where they're saved. By default, it's C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Shared.

So, if you're going to have WMP add songs automatically, that saved folder is the one WMP needs to monitor. Or, if you're adding manually to WMP go file > add to library > by searching computer & search for that saved folder;)

jfmart December 17th, 2007 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muhctekdano (Post 251111)
Any feedback would be appreciated.

This is my first guide.

Your the Best !
Finally someone who speaks the language !

The Sword Maiden December 19th, 2007 09:50 AM

When I downloaded a new song for my Media Player it showed as downloading ie 50%, 60%, completed. Tried to play it on Media Player but there was only about 2 seconds of music!
I've also tried to download Limewire but on each occasion it has arrived with a virus? Is there a safer site to download free music from?

KSMarko December 22nd, 2008 12:51 PM

I use LimeWire to download songs. If I try to set up my WMP Library to get these files, where can I find the folder (what is it called)?
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Lord of the Rings December 22nd, 2008 01:05 PM

Go to your Library window, hover your cursor over your Saved files folder & it will show the directory location. ;) By default now, it has changed from old location, see If you updated LimeWire & cannot find your Downloads

KSMarko December 22nd, 2008 05:17 PM

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I think I got it. I had to do it a little differently but the concept seems to be the same. It looks good so far. My 7 year-old and her new MP3 player thanks you!:D

standingw0lf February 18th, 2009 06:45 PM

:idea:
Great job please continue to write guides information is direct, and explained so inexperianced persons (pertaining to computers) may follow easily. keep up the great work:Smilywais::xirokrotima:

elise26 June 9th, 2009 06:30 AM

still nothing
 
I did what you said and the clicking on monitoring folders it just not there to click on. I'm lost and just for giggles is there something wrong with my mp3 player is that whats wrong maybe Like I said it shouldn't be this hard to do.:bangh:

elise26 June 9th, 2009 07:00 AM

Have another question to vieify
 
Should I make new folder and put my music there, then try to put it WMP? Does that make any since?:confused:

Lord of the Rings June 9th, 2009 08:51 PM

The + icon might be in a different location if using WMP 9 or earlier such as at top of WMP's window of media library (need to click on media library tab to get to appropriate window).

By default My Music folder is found at C:\Documents and Settings\Account name\My Documents\My Music
WMP 9 & 10 go to that location by default when choosing Add Folder.

If you are using LimeWire & all your music is there, you need to find your LW download folder; this link has some suggested locations you might find it If you updated LimeWire & cannot find your Downloads

elise26 June 10th, 2009 06:15 AM

another question?
 
When I try to add to liburary it seems to add everything in
cluding picture and them it doesn't work so how can I fix it to just addy music and not everything else?? You must be thinking I'm really dumb But I want to figure this out
help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bangh:

Lord of the Rings June 10th, 2009 10:10 AM

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You need to actually select the My Music folder when adding by folder. :)

I presume your music is in there? Else it could be in your Limewire -> Saved folder.

C:\Documents and Settings\Account name\My Documents\My Music

or for LW probably C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\LimeWire\Saved

You could of course move the music files from LW's download folder to My Music folder. But would hope you'd add that folder to LW shares. :)

http://www.gnutellaforums.com/attach...-downloads.gif


Image sample below is WMP 10 on Windows XP:

http://www.gnutellaforums.com/attach...ds-wmp-add.gif

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Blackhorse 70V May 30th, 2010 04:47 PM

It depends on how one defines "better". I consider the two players you mentioned as bloatware. You might consider my favorite MP3 player, 1By1, too small and limited; my favorite CD burner, Burrn, too simple.

Many of us here recommend VLC Player or GOM Player. Both are free, have very similar advanced capabilities, and come with all necessary CODECs (unlike WMP).

tmgreen19986 June 7th, 2010 01:41 PM

hello guys, i am new here and having problems with burning cds every since i downloaded LW pro 5.8. Please help!

Blackhorse 70V June 7th, 2010 06:32 PM

Greetings tmgreen19986, and welcome to the Gnutella forums.

You have not provided enough information for any of us to help you. What type of computer and operating system you use, the software you use for burning CDs, and a description of the problems would help us to help you.


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