Why can I not burn a CD from Windows Media Player?

Why can I not burn a CD from Windows Media Player?

The error message ‘Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files’ is often due to the files that you are trying to burn or Windows Media player file corruption. Windows Media Player allows the users to burn files on a CD or DVD using its Burn feature that has been embedded into it.

How do I burn a music CD in Windows 10?

2. Windows Media Player

  1. Insert a blank CD onto your computer.
  2. Open the Windows Media Player from your “Start” menu, switch to media list and click “Burn” on the tab.
  3. Add the songs you want to copy by dragging them into the burn list.
  4. Click the “Burn option” and choose Audio CD.

Where is the Burn tab on Windows Media Player?


  1. Open Windows Media Player by clicking Start, pointing to All Programs, and then clicking Windows Media Player.
  2. If you are using Windows Media Player to listen to music, click Switch to Library to start the burn process.
  3. Click the Burn tab, and then click the Burn options arrow to see more options.

Why can’t I burn a CD on Windows 10?

It might be possible that you are not able to burn the disc because the system setting is disabled or turned off completely. In such a case, users see that the burn to disc option is greyed out which makes it simply impossible to burn any disc or create or modify any re-writable CD/DVD disc.

Why can’t I burn my CD?

Some reasons why the disc you may be using is not working: You are trying to use the wrong type of disc that is not compatible with the optical drive on your computer. You are trying to use a disc that has already been closed (write-protected) in the previous write or burn process.

How do I burn files to a CD?

File Transfer to CD/DVD

  1. Insert a blank CD.
  2. Double click on the CD drive under ‘My Computer’
  3. Drag the files you wish to burn from Work In Progress to the CD drive’s window.