Can I autofill music CDs burned from Windows Media Player?
Dave, when I’m using Windows Media Player I seem to have trouble finding the right combination of songs to fill a CD. Is there a simple way to automate this?
Sure! With a Windows Media Player feature called Auto Playlists you can build a CD’s worth of songs automatically. You can use criteria like artist, composer, genre, popularity, and more to automatically compile your tracks. By setting time limits you can include just enough tracks to fill a disc.
Let’s look at how an Auto Playlist is created:
First, find the Auto Playlists listing on the Library tab.
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Now, right-click Auto Playlists and click New. The New Auto Playlist configuration window will appear. Provide a name for your new list and select the appropriate criteria for your project.
When you have set all the criteria you want, click OK to save the new auto playlist. Notice in this list I have created a Jazz list that will include all my 4 star favorites and will be limited to 80 minutes (perfect for burning to CD).
Just right-click and select Add to Burn List!
My thanks to gadget expert Dave Field, author of the cool book The Gadget Geek's Guide to Portable Media Devices, for his help with this specific entry.
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