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Offline 2harts4ever

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WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« on: December 27, 2006, 10:46:59 PM »
Good evening everyone,

I have tried posting this same subject on a few other forums but as of now no one has come up with a fix.

I figure the more people who see this the better my chances of solving the problem.

For background I am running a  Compaq Presario AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+, 2411MHz/960 RAM, running Windows Xp Home Sp#2 while using IE7 as my browser.

I updated my WMP to 11 from 10 about a month back and everything was fine.

Then a few weeks back I had the opportunity to try to burn music from my computer to a CD and that is when I discovered the burn feature in WMP11 did not work for me.  When I went and clicked on burn I simply got a message saying: " ...Connect the burner and restart the player..."

I tried to roll back to WMP10 by using the Add/Remove Program feature to see if the burn feature was available in that player. When I did this a WMP11 window said it rolled back, but in reality it didn't.  WMP11 is still listed as the player when I click on the Player's 'Help' button and then 'About WMP' in that window.

I have tried reinstalling over the top of WMP11 to try to fix the corrupt registry entries of which I am sure there must be some.  This produced no positive results either.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can uninstall WMP11 so I can start from scratch all over again?

All other facets of my WMP11 work fine and I am just curious why I can't use the 'burn' feature or roll back to WMP10 to see if it even worked in that version.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever :wub: :wub:
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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 12:21:30 AM »
maybe some of the "big guns" have a answer



do you have any other burning software on your system?
or is there something with wmp that you have to use?

i know of a few good safe free open source burning software if you need it ?


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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 12:28:46 AM »
Hi mitch,

Yes, I also have 'SonicRecordNow' which came bundled with my computer and I have also installed CD BurnerXP Pro3.  Both programs let me burn music from my computer to CDs.

My main concern with WMP11 is I am trying to figure out a way to roll back to WMP10 to see if the 'burn CD' option even worked on that player.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 02:38:20 AM »
well i found this

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/desktop_mobile/windows_media_player_11_hits_the_street.html


read the comments!!! especially from frank mc hugh

seems to be ms at it again !

sure sounds like as of v 10 don't bother to burn with it ?

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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 03:53:04 AM »

@ mitch   


Would appreciate you posting details.     "I know of a few good safe free open source burning software if you need it ?"



@ 2harts4ever    Apologies fir HiJacking your post but I need burning software   :)



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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 04:12:38 AM »
check for a PM and just PM if questions ;-D
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Re: WMP11 won't 'burn' CDs or roll back to WMP10??
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 09:48:52 AM »
Morning Mitch and philsharp,

Mitch:  Thanks for the link.  'Misery' loves company... lol   I guess I will just be content to use WMP11 and do everything except using the 'burn' feature.  I just hate having 'a broken feature' on my computer ... even if I might have caused it ...lol  :sinking:

If you ever see a good fix for getting the burn feature to work or rolling back to WMP10 feel free to fire it or them to me.

philsharp: No apology needed or expected. You might want to check this burner out.  I use it frequently to burn music to CDs:
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/features.php

SonicRecordNow! has also served me well but it came with my computer so I don't have a link to share.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever  :wub: :wub:
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