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[C] Read a data disk from a Media Player Playlist


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Well, yes. I made one data disk of MP3s. There was no obvious way to get a playlist into the "add files" area. Playlists in Windows Media Player are stored in a folder called "My Playlists" in the "My Music" folder. The playlists are WPL files, some sort of data file. I don't have file editors that examine the contents of those files, but since they are small, 1-20 KB, they certainly don't contain the songs. So, dragging them into the burn window would be pointless.

The Audio File feature has a specific place where you can add files from a Win Media Player playlists, so CDBurnerXP authors must know how to manipulate the My Playlists (WPL) files.

If someone know how to get CDBurnerXP to read playlists into data files, I most certainly would like to know.

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So, dragging them into the burn window would be pointless.

You should try anyway. Don't make up too many conclusions on your own.

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What Flo (whom if you look at His/Her? title is one of the developers) is saying without actually saying it: "CDBurnerXP can read the .wpl files. And by dragging that file into the burn panel, it will then ask what you want to do." Any text editor, like notepad, can open and read a .wpl file. They are nothing but a text file with a fancy container name.

That is an awesome feature that I did not know existed!

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First, this FREE cd burner is very good, and much appreciated. I suspect that "Flo" is associated with the author (programmer), or is the programmer, or does some programming, or works in some other capacity on the product. And, I suppose that it gets really tiresome answering hundreds of questions. And some of those questions are so basic to make answering them irritating. However, despite that, it seems reasonable that questions can be answered in some other manner than cryptically. The answers "flo" gave were so brief as to be irritating. All that was needed was a straight answer. What turned up was an absolutely AWESOME feature within CDBurnerXP which makes this piece of FREE software almost indispensable. I will look around for an option to donate to their cause.

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What flo suggested WORKS. To make a MP3 data disk from playlists, just drag the Windows Media Playlist into the burn window. It will then convert that list into a list of MP3 files to be burned. Marvelous. (Media Player 11 stores playlists in a folder called "My Playlists" which is inside the "My Music" folder. I use Win XP if that matters.)

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I just wanted to encourage you to actually try the stuff to see that it's just as easy as you wanted it to be, just that you denied that such a feature might even exist.

In other words: If you try something, and you see that it does not work even though you expected it to work, you can post it here and I'll see if it's possible to implement such a feature. I don't know what's going on in people's heads, so if you tell me your thoughts, I can improve the application.

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My thoughts are that this is a GREAT little program! I imagine you have worked very hard to make it as good as it is. I am even MORE pleased because I quickly dragged four playlists into the burn window, burned the CD and played it in my car CD player. To my great pleasure the songs appeared in the same order that they were burned, not rearranged by title. Further... When I burn a playlist using Win Media Player 11 I get "pops" in many of the songs. They occur at a particular place in the song, a random place, but always in some particular part of each particular song. That is, the Pops are burned into the sound track as the CD is burned. I have tried different brand CDs with no help. Audio CDs burn just fine. All my ripped CDs are in MP3 format. The Pops are very loud and irritating, so when CDBurnerXP works PERFECTLY and makes CDs from playlists with ease, I am a very happy camper. I cannot thank you enough for producing this marvelous program, and that you offer it for free is beyond my understanding. You deserve to be paid.

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