Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files error while burning audio files

If you receive Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files error while burning the files to disk or CD on your Windows 10 PC, then these suggestions will help you fix the issue. The whole error message reads like this-

Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files. To investigate the problem, click the icon next to the files in the burn list.

Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files

Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files

Windows Media Player helps you to burn audio files or songs to disk. However, it has some setbacks. If an audio file doesn’t comply with some restrictions, Windows Media Player can show this error message.

The Windows Media Player shows this error message when-

  • A file is not an audio file.
  • The total time limit is crossing 80 minutes.

Even though a CD has 700 MB storage capacity, you cannot burn audio more than 80 minutes long.

The suggestions are:

  1. Remove unsupported files from the burning list
  2. Tweak Privacy settings
  3. Change burning speed

1] Remove incompatible files from the burning list

When you list all the files to burn, they appear on the right-hand side of Windows Media Player. If a file is creating problems, you can find a white cross in a red circle next to that file. You can click that icon to remove the file from the list. Once you delete all the unsupported files from that list, you will be able to burn your CD.

2] Change Privacy settings

Windows Media Player cannot burn some of the files

Windows Media Player comes with privacy settings those help you in various situations. You can disable these options to fix the problem. To do that, open Windows Media Player, and go to Tools > Options. If you cannot find the Tools menu, you can press Ctrl + M. Alternatively; you can press Alt to show the menu options. After opening the Options window, go to the Privacy tab. Here you should find a label called Enhanced Playback and Device Experience. You need to disable all these options-

  • Display media information from the Internet
  • Update music files by retrieving media info from the Internet
  • Download usage rights automatically when I play or sync a file
  • Automatically check if protected files need to be refreshed
  • Set clock on devices automatically

3] Change burning speed

By default, the “Burn speed” is set to Fastest. If you are facing this issue, you can change the burning speed and check if that fixes your problem or not.

For that, you need to open the Options window and go to the Burn tab. After that, select either Medium or Slow and save your change. Now check if you can burn your CD or not.

Last but not least, please verify if your disk or CD is blank or not. If it is corrupted, there is a chance of getting this error message.

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