For Seniors: Burn Music to a CD/DVD
You can burn (save) music on your Windows computer to a CD or DVD disc, and then share that music CD or DVD with friends. A DVD holds about 5 times more data than a CD, but both are equally suitable for storing music.
Netbooks do not include an optical drive. To burn music or photos to a CD/DVD, buy an external drive that you can connect to your netbook using a USB port.
Insert a writable disc (CD or DVD) into your disc drive, then choose Start→All Programs→Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player starts.
Optical discs come in different types, including CD-R (readable), CD-RW(read/writable), DVD+, DVD- and DVD+/-. You must be sure your optical drive is compatible with the disc type you are using; otherwise you can’t burn the disc successfully.
Click the Burn tab, and then click one or more songs, albums, or playlists and drag them to the Burn pane.
A list of music to be burned to disc is assembled in the Burn pane.
If you swap music online through various music-sharing services, always perform a virus check on the files before burning them to CD/DVD and handing them off. Also, be sure you have the legal right to download and swap that music with others.
Click Start Burn.
Windows Media Player begins to burn the items to the disc. The Status column for the first song title reads Writing to Disc and changes to Complete when the track is copied. When the burn is complete, your disc is ejected.