2.4.2 Win 10
Successfully exported tracks in MP3 to a holding folder. Burned the tracks to the CD using Windows Media. Burn was successful. When I look at the CD the screen shows two items. The first is a folder titled “Music” the second 2020-06-27.upi. Clicking the “Music” folder gets a screen with another folder titled with the name of the album. Clicking that gets a screen that lists the tracks. Clicking on the first track gets good playback until the end of the first track and then playback stops. What may I have done or not done to keep the subsequent tracks from playing automatically. It really is a pain to have to go through three screens to get to the music. Is there an action box I need to set so the recording starts automatically and plays to the end? Thanks for the help, again.
What does that mean? I think of a CD as a silver disk that can be played in a CD player
So you have no problem using Audacity, and your question is about some other software?
Oh dear. It seems I must have committed a cardinal “newbie” transgression. For that I must apologize and am doing so. May I clarify the descriptions in which I attempted tell what I was seeing when the burned CD was opened. I do not expect this explanation to elicit a response as the questions were ipso facto inappropriate for the forum.
“When I look at the CD the screen shows two items.” Of course I was not looking at the CD per se but rather at the folder containing the contents of the CD. The descriptive material was what I found whilst navigating said folder.
“Burned the tracks to the CD using Windows Media. Burn was successful.” My intent here, for the sake of completeness, was to explain that beyond the Audacity creation of the MP3s, the Windows Media portion did not warn of any error. My question, " Is there an action box I need to set so the recording starts automatically and plays to the end?", was actually seeking information concerning whether there was an action I should have taken prior to export to activate autoplay and continuous play. Audacity is such a powerful program I did not think it impossible that such an item could be added to the file pre-export. I did not wish to imply I was seeking help with a Windows related problem which, I assumed, would be prima facie outside the scope of this Forum. Once more please accept my apology. I shall endeavor not to trouble our generous members again.
I suspect that the problem is that you’ve made a “data CD” rather than an “audio CD”.
An “audio CD” is similar to a music CD that you might buy, and are playable on most CD players.
A “Data CD” contains files (any sort of file, not just audio files). Some CD players (but not all) can play data CDs if they contain MP3 files.
Most CD burning apps have an option for selecting either “data CD” or “audio CD”.
For the best sound quality, it is better to make audio CDs from WAV files rather than from MP3 files.
Thank you. I believe this will resolve the problem.