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CD Burning with Winamp

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2013 02:48AM CEST

Burning Tracks to CDs

Winamp makes the joy of burning (creating) your own music CDs even easier with built-in CD burning. Add individual tracks, a folder, or just burn the playlist you're listening to right now.

To burn tracks to an Audio CD

  • Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW into your computer's CD Recorder.
  • Open the View menu in the Winamp main window and select Library (or press ALT+L) to launch the Media Library.
  • On the left pane of the Media Library, select your CD recorder within the Rip & Burn list. CD/DVD-RW Drives will be identified as: CD Recorder <Drive Letter> e.g. CD Recorder (E:)
    • Note: You may have to double-click Rip & Burn to see your list of CD/DVD-RW drives. If you don't see the Rip & Burn node, then go to: Winamp -> Preferences (Ctrl+P) -> Media Library -> Tree Options tab and checkmark "Group CD Drives under the 'Rip & Burn' parent"
  • You can queue tracks to burn in the following ways:
    • Add menu in Burn view: Open the Add menu and click one of the following:
      • Files: Click this to add one or more files. You can keep CTRL pressed down to select more than one file.
      • Folder: Click this to add all the files in a folder.
      • Current Playlist: Click this to add the tracks in your current playlist.
      • Note: As you add tracks to burn, the used and available time is displayed above the list. Make sure you do not exceed your blank disc's capacity.
    • Drag and Drop
      • Select a file or group of files (press CTRL or Shift to select individual or group of files when clicking on desired items) from the Local Media views
      • While pressing the left mouse button, drag and drop the selected files onto your CD recorder device
      • Note: You can also add files by right-clicking Local Media or Playlist entries, and using the Send To submenu (eg. Send To > CD Burner on X:)
    • Burning Playlists
      • Using the Playlist view of the Media Library, create a new playlist or import an existing playlist.
      • Switch to that playlist by clicking it in the left pane of the Media Library.
      • Click the Manage Playlists button located within the Playlist view, and select: Send playlist to > CD Burner.
      • Note: This action will queue all the playlist items into the CD Recorder view. This method is not recommended for using with large playlists where the total time would greatly exceed the burn limit!

Switch to the CD Recorder view to burn the CD.

  • You can rearrange the Track Order by dragging selected items up and down the list, or by right-clicking and selecting 'Move selected items up/down'. Similarly, You can remove undesired tracks from the Burn List by using the Del key, or by right-clicking and selecting 'Remove selected items'.
  • Click Burn when you are done adding tracks to the list. The final dialog box for burning appears.
  • Choose from the following options:
    • Burn speed: Use the drop-down list to select the speed at which you want to burn your tracks. If you have Winamp Pro, you can select the maximum speed that your CD recorder allows.
    • Enable burn-proof mode: Select this to help ensure that CD burning doesn't fail.
    • Test mode: Select this to do a test burn that doesn't actually affect the CD.
  • Click Burn to start burning your tracks to CD.

More Info: How to Burn a CD Tutorial

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