Solved Windows Media Player problem

January 15, 2015 at 08:15:34
Specs: xp, 3 meg
I cannot burn audio files using windows media player.I can rip all the file
s but when I try to burn I see that all the files are being processed and th
en it begins to burn the first file but within seconds i get an error
message stating that the system cannot burn to the disc. And I should try other dis
cs.I tried both CD-w and CD-RW and various ones. I even tried to bur
n one song with no luck. I can paste files into the cd writer so The CD-writer seems mechanically functional . I tried to reload media player through the net but I had malware and virus get into my computer it took me two days to remove all the issues, so I don't want to try that again.
I'm beginning to think it may be a software issue with media player. Any
thoughts on the subject. I want to copy cd's and use them in my car.

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January 19, 2015 at 10:55:49
Ripping an audio file from a cd just means the drive can read the cd. It has nothing to do with the recording process. And yes, as far as I know, there are two separate lasers for reading and writing--at least I've had cd burners that would read a cd but not be able to record one.


#1
January 15, 2015 at 08:23:09
Windows Media Player may be corrupt somehow. You could try and repair it.

Here's a free Audio CD burner for XP: http://download.cnet.com/CDBurnerXP...


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#2
January 15, 2015 at 10:57:46
Thank you

I will take a look at the web site. Hope it doesn't cause any malware.
D.T.


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#3
January 15, 2015 at 12:08:48
CNET is reputable. I wouldn't hesitate to download from their site. :)

Good luck...


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#4
January 15, 2015 at 12:10:25
C-Net is inclined to add unwanted goodies. Try the authors site instead:
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
January 15, 2015 at 22:17:51
Are you using WMP as I linked to in your previous thread? I never cared for it but since you already had it I thought that would be best to try. At this point it's probably best to try different software as suggested. Also I mentioned I thought most audio burner software would automatically convert mp3 to wav but just to make sure you might want to run any mp3's you're trying to record through a converter. I don't have a preference but googling mp3 to wav will turn up many.

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#6
January 16, 2015 at 07:27:55
OK, thank you for the info

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#7
January 16, 2015 at 12:22:09
beachyhbt

C-Net might have been OK at one time but not anymore. I have hit trouble on there and so have others:
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-12543_1...

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#8
January 17, 2015 at 08:28:55
Actually IE,Google and Safari could not locate CNET.
I'm at a point that I don't trust any net sites any more and I might go out and buy the software.

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#9
January 17, 2015 at 08:43:35
Did you click the link to the authors site in #4 - that should be safe?

If that doesn't work then come back because it means you have some problem on your computer (virus maybe). You should also have been able to access CNet - just doing that is harmless. The problems come in only when you download.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#10
January 19, 2015 at 09:42:19
If I can rip audio files does that indicate the burning function of the drive is also good.
I'm not sure if there are two separate laser diodes one for reading and one for burning or if the power output is regulated to burn or read.

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#11
January 19, 2015 at 10:55:49
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Ripping an audio file from a cd just means the drive can read the cd. It has nothing to do with the recording process. And yes, as far as I know, there are two separate lasers for reading and writing--at least I've had cd burners that would read a cd but not be able to record one.

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#12
January 19, 2015 at 11:15:24
It bothers me that you can't get onto websites - something might be going wrong. Download and Save the file from here (blue button top right):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Double click the saved file and run the Scan (it's quite quick). If it finds anything please copy/paste the log on here. I have always found it quite OK to run the Clean afterwards.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#13
January 19, 2015 at 16:23:43
I'm beginning to think it might be the drive unit because I couldn't burn using Image Burn as well.

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#14
January 19, 2015 at 16:30:52
I used two different computers a mac air and my xp. Thanks for the info but for now I'm not going to download anything from the net. If need be I will purchase software from a store.
I'm becoming more convinced that the root cause is the drive unit itself.
I believe one of the laser diodes in not functioning. I also tried Image Burn and could not burn a cd.

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#15
January 19, 2015 at 17:31:49
"I'm not going to download anything from the net".
Your choice obviously and there are many dubious websites out there. However, be aware that the regulars on this forum use trusted programs and websites. If they draw your attention to website/programs that they cannot vouch for they will say so.

If you are not sure that you are dealing with a regular just click on their name and see the number of posts they have handled, medals, bells, whistles, rating etc.

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#16
January 19, 2015 at 19:32:27
Derek

Thank you but right now I'm still battling two viruses I picked up while I was installing cd burner programs ( because my media player wasn't working) prior to learning about your web site.
The two in mention are postern and taplika. Very nasty.
In any event I'm leaning towards a drive failure most likely the burn laser diode might be the defect.


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