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    Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    I would like to download more that one mp3 file thru Windows Media player and have it copied directly to a CD......how can I do it so I can be sure that I can get all I want downloaded and copied to the CD until it is filled up so I don't waste CD's..Thank you John

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    I wasn't aware that any media player allowed you to download and burn directly to a CD without saving the content to your hard drive first. Can you explain how this is done ??
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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    On the left hand side of Media Player there is an Icon that says download to the CD....I'm new at this , Please tell me how to download it to my hard drive and I can take it from there...It wants to open up and play the MP3 file...I want to save it so that I can then eventually get it burned on to a CD along with a bunch of others...What is the "How to"...many thanks, John

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    WMP is such an elusive beast in appearance, I can't find this icon of which you speak. Can you put up a screenshot for us, please?

    Meanwhile, like Doc, I wouldn't think of burning a CD unless I have the files safely tucked away on the hard drive, just in case there's a current or future problem. Now, that leaves us with a big question: Where are you downloading the files from, as that could have copyright complications, i.e. iTunes?

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    It's on my computer at home,,the screen shot you are asking for...my computer here is different...I'll do it tonight....the real question NOW is how do I download the file to my hard drive so i can then burn it to a CD along with the other MP3 files I want to download with it...When I try to download it, it begins to play in Windows Media...I want to simply save it to the HD so I can then copy to the CD...I don't know how to save the file...it simply plays in Windows Media...I guess that's the real problem I have...There is no copyrite problem the MP3 files are Internation Morse Code Practice files in a MP3 format. thanks in advance for any help...Sincerely, John

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    Can you right-click (the link to) an MP3 file and select Save Target As... from the popup menu?

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    I will try tonight when I get home. John

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    I hope you'll allow a minute of digression while we wait for you to get home. Since you conjured up old memories from my youth and I haven't even heard any morse code since I left the Army over 40 years ago, I went Googling. A couple of places I found, similar to yours, open the practice file in Apple's QuickTime, but as Hans suggested a right-click would allow the saving of the file to hard drive.

    I studied a LITTLE morse code in my teen years of senior scouting, but quickly lost interest. My last Army tour was in the Signal Corps but I was in teletype and cryptography and only came near the code when I was in the radio room of our large communication center near Orleans, France. When I listened to even a slow transmission just now, I can't make out any of it. Good luck in whatever your goal is...

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    Re: Windows Media Player MP3 files (Windows XP)

    I'm guessing that you are using Napster and that icon is part of the Napster installation. I use iTunes and WinAmp as my primary music players and do not have Napster installed with my Windows Media player.

    A quick look at WMP seems to indicate that you can save the file that is playing by going to File>Save as and then you should be presented with the option to select where to save the file and the ability to name it what you choose, just like any other file you save. I don't believe you will have to wait for the song to finish playing before you do this, but I really can't be certain. I don't believe you will be able to save multiple files at the same time, but will have to save them individually and then burn them to a CD. HTH.
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