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How to save audio files that are registered to the playlist into a CD-R/RW?

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Saving audio files that are registered to the playlist into a CD-R/RW.

Firstly, please take note of the following points when writing files to a CD-R/RW. These information are also available in the Help section.

- Only audio files in the WAV, MP3 or OpenMG format, and WMT-ready files without copyright information are allowed to be written to a CD-R/RW.
- Songs such as WMT-ready ones with copyright information or songs captured through the EMD service, cannot be written to a CD-R/RW.
- For Windows® XP users, do not carry out Fast User Switching when writing data to CD-R/RW. The writing process may fail.
- Do not start any software when writing data to the CD-R/RW (including memory-resident programs such as screen saver).
- Do not press any key on the keyboard when writing data to the CD-R/RW.
- Do not use a CD-R/RW that has a label on it as this may cause errors in the writing process.
- Do not connect the CD-RW or CD-R drive to the IDE connector to which the hard disk is connected.
- Do not carry out any operation that may apply load to the Central Processing Unit or the hard disk.
- Songs cannot be added to the audio CD once it is created.

It is advisable to gather all the songs that are to be written to CD-R/RW in a folder (such as My Favorite Playlist) in advance. For more information on how to add songs to My Favorite Playlist, please refer to Add Songs to [Favorite Playlist] in the Help section.

Please refer to the steps below to write audio files registered to Playlist to a CD-R/RW:

A. To write all songs in Playlist
The steps below are based on SonicStage Ver.1.5.

1. Click Start and click All Programs -> SonicStage -> SonicStage.
2. Insert a blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive.
3. The CD icon changes to the CD-R/RW icon and the Music Drive --> Write to CD-R/RW window appears. Click Show List.
4. Click on the Select Format drop-down menu and select Audio CD.
5. Click the appropriate playlist and then click Select All.
All songs in the selected playlist will be specified as candidates to be written and they will be shown with an arrow mark indication in the song list of CD-R/RW.
6. Click Start.
7. Select a method and a speed for the writing process and click Start Writing.
8. The writing process begins.
* To stop the writing process halfway, click Cancel and the writing process will be cancelled.
9. When the writing process completes, press OK and the disc tray will be automatically ejected.

B. To write favorite songs in Playlist

1. Click Start and click All Programs -> SonicStage -> SonicStage.
2. Insert a blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive.
3. The CD icon changes to the CD-R/RW icon and the Music Drive --> Write to CD-R/RW window appears. Click Show List.
4. Click on the Select Format drop-down menu and select Audio CD.
5. Set a title and an artist name when necessary.
Click Properties and the CD-R/RW Properties dialog box appears.
Enter a title and an artist name of the CD and click OK.
6. Click on the playlist including the songs to be written.
7. Click on the songs to be written and click Set. Songs can also be selected using the drag-and-drop method.
All songs in the selected playlist will be specified as candidates to be written and they will be shown with an arrow mark indication in the song list of CD-R/RW.
- To select multiple songs at a time, click on the songs while holding down the CTRL key.
- To select all songs in playlist at one go, click Select All.
- To exclude a song from the candidates to be written, select the song on the list and click Delete.
- When the selected song has a music title and artist name, the same information appear on the list of songs of CD-R.
- Music titles can be entered directly from the keyboard on the list of songs.
- The music title of the song list of CD-R can be written as the information in text format with CD Text easily.
- Click Pre-gap column of a song on the song list of CD-R and the settings can be made to insert a pause before the song. Enter the value of the number of seconds of the pause x 75. (For example, enter 150 to arrange 2 seconds of pause before the song.)
8. Click Start.
9. Select a method and a speed for the writing process. Click Start Writing.
10. The writing process begins.
* To stop the writing process halfway, click Cancel and the writing process will be cancelled.
11. When the writing process completes, press OK and the disc tray will be automatically ejected.