How to Burn WAV Files in Windows Media Player

By Matthew Burley

Windows Media Player is capable or playing and organizing a variety of different types of music files. While many people may think of music files as being synonymous with MP3 files, WAV files are another common type of music file. If you have WAV files in your Media Player library and wish to burn them to a CD, it is possible to do so. You even have the choice of burning them as an audio CD playable in most CD players, or as a data CD that can be played in a computer.

Step 1

Click "Start," and then click "All Programs."

Step 2

Scroll to Windows Media Player and click it to launch the application.

Step 3

Insert a blank CD into the CD or DVD burning drive on your computer.

Step 4

Click the "Burn" tab at the top right corner of the window.

Step 5

Click "Music" from the column on the left side of the window. You can click "Organize," and then click "Sort by" to determine how to sort the files in your music library.

Step 6

Drag a WAV file from the library in the center of the window to the burn list on the right side of the window. Repeat this step for each WAV file that you wish to add to the disc. If you are unsure if a song is a WAV file, you can right-click on the song, and then click "Properties." The file type is listed at the end of the "Location" section.

Step 7

Click "Burn options" at the top of the burn list and click "Audio CD" if you want to make a disc that you can play in a CD player, or click "Data CD" if you just want to play the disc in your computer.

Step 8

Click "Start burn" at the top of the burn list to burn your WAV files to the CD.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can specify the order of songs in your burn list by clicking on a song and dragging it to your desired position in the list.