Windows Media Player makes it easy to create your own custom CDs and DVDs. You can burn audio CDs as well as data CDs or DVDs. An audio CD is a CD that you can play in a standard CD player. A data CD or DVD is a disc that stores a copy of your media. With some CD players, you may be able to play a data CD with Windows Media Audio (WMA), MP3, or WAV files.
To burn CDs or DVDs, your computer must have a readable/writable CD or DVD drive. If you aren't sure whether your computer has a readable/writable CD or DVD drive, you should look at the faceplate on the drive tray. A readable/writable CD or DVD drive should have a large RW logo to indicate this, and under this logo it should state the supported format or formats. A CD burner can support CD-R, CD-RW, or both disc types. A DVD burner can support DVD-R, DVD+R, or both disc types. Most DVD burners also support CD-R, CD-RW, or both disc types.
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