How to Burn a CD That Can Play on an Old CD Player

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Getting a copied CD to work on an old CD player can be a hassle due to constantly changing technologies. Some models of old CD players were not designed to work with rewritable, over-burned and non-name brand CDs. Before copying a CD, you can take a few precautions to ensure that it will work on an old CD player.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD-R
  • CD-R+/- Drive
  • Verify that your blank CD-R is from a software company such as Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard or Sony. Make sure you purchase a CD-R and not a CD-RW.

  • Insert the blank CD-R into your computer's CD-R+/- Drive.

  • Click on the "Start" button. Open Windows Media Player from the "All Programs" menu.

  • Click on the "Burn" tab. Drag-and-drop music files into the "Drag items here" box.

  • Click on the "Burn Options" icon in the top right-hand corner. Select "More burn options..." from the drop-down menu. Select "Slow" on the burn speed selection menu. Click "Apply."

  • Click on the "Start Burn" icon.

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