How to Burn a CD or DVD in Windows 10
This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn a CD or DVD in Windows 10 without using any special CD/DVD burning software.
Windows 10 has a built-in disc burning feature which allows you to burn videos, music, pictures and data to a CD or DVD.
Windows 10 Default CD/DVD Burning Function
Microsoft Windows 10 has like the previous versions of Windows a built-in disc burning function that lets you burn all kinds of files to a CD or DVD without using any third party CD/DVD burning software.
With this function you can burn files to disc, like:
- Music / Audio (MP3, WMA and WAV)
- Movies / Videos (AVI, MP4, MPEG-4, DIVX, WMV, FLV, VIDEO_TS, etc...)
- Images / Pictures (JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc...)
- Data / Documents (PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, ODT, XLS, etc...)
Note! if you want to burn video files like avi, mp4, wmv, etc... to DVD, then you must know that this disc will only play on computers and DVD players that support these video formats. If you wish to burn these video files on a DVD which can be played on any DVD player, then you will have to convert the video files to DVD format first.
Note! if you want to burn audio files like Mp3 to CD, then you must know that this disc will only play on computers and CD/DVD players that support these audio formats. If you wish to burn them on a CD that can be played on every CD/DVD player, then you will have to convert the MP3 files to audio CD (.cda) format.
Burning a CD or DVD in Windows 10
This method works for all file types like audio (music), videos (movies), images (pictures), documents, and other file types.
Tips for burning an MP3 CD:
- If you want to have a organized MP3 CD then you should create folders on your computer and copy the MP3 files into these folders before you start the burning process.
- It's recommended to burn your music to a CD-R instead of a CD-RW (rewritable), because not all CD players can play rewritable CDs properly.
- Place all MP3 files or folders in one folder and make sure that the total file size of that folder does not exceed the capacity of your CD (usually 650 MB or 700 MB). To view the file size of a folder, right-click on the folder and choose "Properties".
1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD writer of your PC.
2. Go to the location on your computer where the files and/or folders are stored.
3. Select all the files and/or folders.
Two methods for selecting multiple files or folders at once:
- Left-click on the first (top) file or folder, then press on the CTRL + A keys of your keyboard.
- Left-click on the first (top) file or folder, press and hold the "Shift" key and then click on the last file or folder.
4. Right-click on the selected files and/or folders, go to "Send to" and then choose your CD/DVD writer ( could be something like DVD RW Drive (D:) or CD RW Drive (E:) ).
Note: if you want to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD, then send the complete VIDEO_TS folder to your CD/DVD-burner.
5. Now a small window will appear and here you can enter a title for your disc at "Disc title".
6. Select "With a CD/DVD player" and click on "Next".
Now the files and/or folders will be copied to your CD/DVD writer and it will open in a new window. If it doesn't open in a new window, then you can find it in "This PC" or in the left-sidebar of "File Explorer".
7. When you're finished copying files and/or folders to your CD/DVD writer, then click on "Drive Tools" (located at the top) and choose "Finish burning".
Windows 10 will now burn your CD or DVD.
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