Burning a CD from your Winamp media library is easy... and fun! Just follow these easy steps, and before you know it, you'll be burning CDs in no time!
First, thing you'll need to do is Download Winamp. Once you've installed and launched the Winamp Media Player, you'll be prompted to add any audio (and video files) that you may already have on your computer. If, for whatever reason, the dialog box doesn't appear you can always go to File >> Add Media to Library... and then browse to the folder where you store your media files.
Next, if your Media Library isn't on, click on the view option at the top of your Winamp main menu bar, and select "Media Library." (If you want to impress friends and neighbors, you could also just use the keyboard shortcut and click "Alt+L")
Click the "More" button to see all steps.
At this point, you basically have two options. If you've already made a playlist of the tracks you'd like to burn, just click on the playlist, then click on the "Add..." button at the bottom left of the display that you just opened (back when you clicked "blank disc"). There, you'll find the "current playlist" option. Go ahead and click on it.
If you click on the "current playlist" option, the playlist will pop up in the menu. Then, click on the "Burn" button at the bottom, on the same bar as the "add" button you pressed earlier. Then, a new screen will pop up, presenting you with two options. You can either choose "Burn-Proof Mode," which is a safeguard measure to ensure that the burn does not fail. Most new computer burners will support it, but the downside is that it kinda takes up a lot of memory, OR, you can choose "Test mode," which basically gives you the choice of doing a trial run, just in case something goes wrong. You also have the choice of choosing different burn speeds, but if you want to burn at unrestricted speeds, you've gotta have Winamp Pro first.
Once you click burn, the tracks will be recorded onto the CD, and you can sit back and revel in your wizardry.
BUT, if you haven't had the time to prepare a playlist beforehand, or if you're just spontaneous and like living life on the seat of your pants, you also have the option of selecting individual tracks to add to your unborn CD. So let's rewind.
So if you want to add files individually to a disc before you burn a CD, you can click on the "Files..." option after clicking on the "add" button, and selecting the files individually from your hard drive...
Or, you can select an entire folder to burn to CD by clicking on the "Folder.." option...
Either way, just click "Burn" afterwards, and you're on your way.
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