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Windows Media Player

I've tried burning a cd using Windows Media Player 10. I can't get it to work at all. I know that when I first got my computer I got a pop up from Acer pointing me towards a patch (or something similar), but I closed it thinking I would go back and do it later. Now I can't find where this patch is. I have searched the Acer site to no avail. I've searched the internet to no avail. Has anyone had a problem similar to this? Also, I've used the NTI program that comes with the computer and IT SUCKS. When I burn a cd it never works properly. I've tried playing it in many different cd players and it just will not work. It will say TRACK 1. Then nothing. Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: Windows Media Player

Try other software like NERO. There's more software you can use..

When burning a CD set your speed at 48kbps or 36kbps it is lower burning but its more efficient. If you burn on a maximum speed there's a risk that you get a poor quality of your burn.

Rate if this fix your problem.. Thnx!

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