Despite the fact that listening to music online is gaining popularity, there are still many users who like to burn their favorite songs to a CD for souvenir purposes. And it would be even better if there is any reliable and free method.
This guide provides you with the most Microsoft-certified approaches to burning music to a CD for free.
3 Ways to Burn Music to CD #
In Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player is a straightforward method to burn music to a CD. Despite that Microsoft discontinues Windows Media Player several years ago, you can easily find this program inside Windows 10/8/7.
Step 1. Insert a blank CD/DVD into the disc drive of your computer. To make a CD/DVD blank, you can refer to this post.
Step 2. Search for Windows Media Player and run it. In the main interface switch to Burn. Now drag the music you want to burn to CD to the appointed section.
Step 3. Pull down the menu at the top right corner and choose Audio CD. Next, click on Start burn.
Step 4. Now, wait for Windows Media Player to finish the burning process. Once finished, the CD will be ejected automatically and then you can play music on the supported devices.
iTunes is another easy program to burn music to a CD-r without Windows media player. Just follow this guide and you can make it:
Step 1. Connect the CD/DVD drive to your computer and then launch iTunes to get its interface.
Step 2. Next, click File > New > Playlist.
Step 3. Now drag and drop the audio files to the Playlist you just created. Hold down the left mouse button to move files, do not release until you see the playlist is lighligthed.
Step 4. Now go to File > Burn Playlist to Disc…
Step 5. You will see a pop-up small window, in which you need to ensure that the Disc Format is Audio CD and there is a gap time between each song. Finally, you can click the Burn button.
Step 6. Wait for iTunes to finish burning music to CD. You can view the progress at the top of the program.
Using free music burning software
Free music burning software is also a great assistant. Such kind of software always comes with a cleaner interface, more burning functions, and more audio formats supported. Searching online we can find many recommended tools. CDBurnerXP is one of the suggested.
If you are interested, you can follow the brief introduction to give it a try.
To burn music files to a CD using this software service, you just need to focus on the Audio disc sections. First of all, insert the CD drive into your computer and make sure it is successfully recognized by this program. Next, add the music files to the list. Finally, click Burn and set up the required.This TechSCSI guide tells how to burn music to a CD free! Let’s burn!