How To Burn CD OR DVD On Windows 10

Open your browser, navigate to “https://www.windowsmoviemakerdownload.com/windows-dvd-maker-windows-10/” and click the download button to download the setup file.

You can use the Windows 10 built-in CD/DVD burning feature or Windows Media Player to burn movies, videos, music, photos, documents, and other data to a CD or DVD.

Windows 10 default built-in CD/DVD burning function

Microsoft Windows 10 has just like the previous versions of Windows a built-in disc burning feature that allows you to burn all kinds of files and folders to a CD or DVD without using third-party CD/DVD burning software.

A few examples of supported file types are:

Audio: MP3, WMA, and WAV
Videos: AVI, MP4 (MPEG-4), MKV, WMV, MPG, FLV, VIDEO_TS, etc.
Photos: JPG (JPEG), PNG, GIF, etc.
Documents: PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, ODT, XLS, etc.

Notes:

If you want to burn video files to DVD using the built-in disc burning feature, then you should know that this DVD will only play on computers and DVD players that support the video formats you burn to DVD.
If you want to burn MP3 files to CD using the built-in disc burning feature, then you should know that this CD will only play on computers and CD players, DVD players, and car stereos that support the MP3 audio format.

If you want the CD to play on any player, then you will have to use Windows Media Player to burn the MP3 files to an audio CD.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a media player for playing videos and music and also for viewing photos on PCs running Microsoft Windows.

And:

Windows Media Player can also be used for burning videos, music and photos to a CD or DVD.

Burning a CD or DVD in Windows 10

This method works for all file types like audio (music), videos (movies), images (photos), documents, and other file types.

Tips for burning an MP3 CD:

If you want to have an organized MP3 CD, then you should create folders on your computer and copy the MP3 files into these folders before you start the burning process.
It’s recommended to burn your music to a CD-R instead of a CD-RW (rewritable), because not all CD players can play rewritable CDs properly.
Place all MP3 files or folders in one folder and make sure that the total file size of that folder does not exceed the capacity of your CD (usually 650 MB or 700 MB). To view the file size of an envelope, right-click on the folder and choose “Properties.”
Note: The CD or DVD you will burn using the built-in disc burning feature of Windows 10 can only be played on computers and on CD/DVD players that support the file types/formats you burn onto your disc – except when you burn VIDEO_TS files and folders to DVD, because then it will create a Video DVD that will play on any DVD player. However, most new CD and DVD players support various file formats.

1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open-File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

3. Go to the location on your computer where the files/folders are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

4. Select all the files/folders.

5. Right-click on the selected files/folders, go to Send to and then choose your CD/DVD burner drive (e.g., DVD RW Drive (D:) or CD RW Drive (E:) ).


Note: if you want to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD, then copy the complete VIDEO_TS folder to the CD/DVD burner drive.

A small Burn a Disc window will appear.

6. At Disc title you enter a name for your disc.

7. Select With a CD/DVD player.

8. Click on Next.

Your files/folders will now be copied to the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC, and when it’s done copying, it will open the CD/DVD burner drive in a new window.

If it doesn’t open the drive in a new window, then open File Explorer and click on the trip in the left-sidebar.

9. When you’re done copying files/folders to your CD/DVD burner drive, you click on Drive Tools.

10. Click on Finish burning.

Burning a CD or DVD in Windows 10 using Windows Media Player

This tutorial will show you how to burn video(s), MP3, and WMA audio files and pictures to a Data CD or DVD.

And:

This tutorial will also show you how to burn MP3, WMA, and WAV files to an Audio CD that will play on any CD player and car stereo.

Tip: If you want to burn MP3, WMA or WAV to a CD, then use a CD-R, not a CD-RW, because not all CD players or car stereos can play rewritable CDs properly.

Note: If you burn files to a Data CD or DVD, then that disc will only play on computers and CD or DVD players that support the file types you burn to your CD or DVD. Most new CD and DVD players support various file formats.

1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open Windows Media Player.

Two ways to open Windows Media Player in Windows 10:

Click on the start menu button, click on Windows Accessories and then click on Windows Media Player.
Type up into the Windows search bar and click on Windows Media Player when it appears.
3. Click on the Burn tab at the top right (between the Play and Sync tab).

windows media player burn tab
4. Click on the Burn options icon and choose one of the following options:

Data CD or DVD: if you want to burn video file(s) (e.g., MP4, MKV, and AVI), audio files (e.g., MP3 and WMA) or pictures to a CD or DVD. Note: this disc will only play on computers and on CD and DVD players that support these video, audio or image file formats.
Audio CD: if you want to burn MP3, WMA or WAV files to a CD that can be played on any CD player and car stereo.
windows media player burn options


5. Open-File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

6. Go to the location on your computer where the files are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

7. Make sure that File Explorer and Windows Media Player are both visible and standing next to each other.

8. Drag your video(s), songs or photos from File Explorer into the burn list in Windows Media Player.

drag files from file explorer into the burn list in windows media player
Note: The total time or file size (MB or GB) can not exceed the capacity of your CD (usually 74 or 80 minutes or 650 MB or 700 MB) or DVD (usually 4.3 GB).

Tip: You can view the time in minutes or file size in MB or GB you have left on your CD or DVD at ..:.. free of .. mins (e.g., 79:57 free of 80 mins) or … GB free of … GB (e.g., 4.3 GB free of 4.3 GB) located just above the Burn list.

9. If you want you can arrange the videos, songs or photos in the order, you want them to appear on your disc.

10. Click on Start Burn located above the Burn list.

burn a cd or DVD using windows media player
Windows Media Player will now burn your CD or DVD.

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