burning music to dvd-r from windows media pla

Dell Dimension 4550 desktop
February 3, 2011 at 05:52:02
Specs: Windows XP home edition version 2002 service pack 2 ion, intel pentium r 4/ 2.53 ghz of ram
Hi, I'm running Windows XP home/sp2 (sp3 won't install), and have the latest version of windows media player. I need to move my music files to dvd-r's for transfer to another computer. I have one cd drive and one dvd drive (Pioneer).
At the burn button/downward arrow in wmp there is supposed to be a scroll down with an option to select DVD data, but it's not there (what is there is "audio cd/data cd" that's it). When I set up to burn, with burn list on the lower right column and the drive option in upper right column, the drive option displays "cd drive data disc" and "next drive" and "insert a disc".

I can toggle back and forth between drive d and drive e (and select drive e), which is where the pioneer dvd/cd-rom drive is located, but when I choose the e drive and add all my music to the burn list, when I click the start burn button a the bottom of the burn list, a window appears saying to insert a disc and then explains that once it detects the disc (which is already showing the windows media player library), then it will start burning. There is a lot busyness in the drive (whirring sounds) for maybe twenty seconds, then of course, nothing. When I close the window that appeared, a "burn complete" script appears at the bottom of the media player briefly, and then disappears. Of course there is absolutely nothing of the dvd-r.

Please help if you can, thanks, L


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#1
February 3, 2011 at 08:48:22
I've never been a fan of WMP, why not use a regular burning program and copy them that way. Or better yet, go get a flash drive and copy them on to that. You can pick up an 8 gig stick these days for less than $20.

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#2
February 3, 2011 at 09:09:39
CDBurnerXP freebie might work for you, but the flash drive idea seems the best option.

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#3
February 3, 2011 at 09:41:29
"sp3 won't install"

Are you attempting to install using Windows Update? Download the entire SP3 package, THEN install:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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#4
February 3, 2011 at 09:49:13
Maybe I'm far too hopeful but there is always a vague chance that SP3 will happen to fix your problems. I would still be inclined to get your music files off first.

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