Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files [FIXED by EXPERTS]

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Windows Media Player allows users to burn CDs or DVDs directly through the app. Although the option is very useful and easy to use, sometimes people encounter issues when trying to attempt burning a CD/DVD. Error message Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files seems to be a common issue for Windows 10 users.

We managed to come up with a series of solutions in order to help you fix this problem, listed below.

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Why does Windows Media Player won’t burn some of the files?

1. Remove incompatible files

  1. After receiving the error message, click the Blank Disk in the left pane. The list of the files you want to burn will appear.burn files WMP Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files
  2. An icon with a white X in a red circle will appear next to the files that are not compatible with the Windows Media Player burn.
  3. Click on the icon in order to remove the problematic files and try burning the CD without those files.
  4. Keep in mind that Windows Media Player can only burn audio files that are not longer than 80 minutes.

2. Edit file details

  1. Check the file details by right clicking on each file and select Properties.Properties Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files
  2. In the Details tab, make sure that the details containing the Artist Name, Song Name, Album, etc. don’t contain special characters.
  3. If you find different types of symbols, make sure to remove them and apply the changes.

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3. Disable Enhanced Playback and Device Experience settings

  1. Click the Organize option in Windows Media Player > select Options.WMP options windows media player cannot burn some of the files
  2. Open the Privacy tab > uncheck all the options under the Enhanced Playback and Device Experience section.windows media player privacy windows media player cannot burn some of the files
  3. Press OK and now try to attempt the burning process.

4. Change Windows Media Player’s burning speed

  1. Click the Organize option in Windows Media Player > select Options.Options WMP windows media player cannot burn some of the files
  2. Open the Burn tab > under the General tab, change the Burn speed to Medium/Low > click OK.

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5. Use a third-party app to burn files

  1. Select the New button located in the top left corner of the PowerISO window > click Audio CD.new audio CD windows media player cannot burn some of the files
  2. Press the Add button > then select Add Music Files…add music files to burn windows media player cannot burn some of the files
  3. Choose the files you want to add to the CD and press Open.
  4. Press the Burn button and follow through with the process.

We hope that you could find at least one working solution from our guide. If you found this article helpful, leave a comment in the comment section below.

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