Re: Question about Windows Media Player
- From: Eric Grunin <a@xxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 05:45:41 -0400
On 20 Sep 2005 04:16:42 GMT, ck183@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Brendan R.
>Can I hijack this thread for a moment? Some of the CD-burning software on
>my computer no longer works correctly. Data won't burn at all and audio
>stops recordings from buffer underrun. This means that I can't currently
>burn the MP3s I download to WAV, which used to happen automatically when I
>made a regular CD. I can burn data with a different program, but I need
>WinOnCD 5 to work so I can listen to all the New York Phil-Sym (note it
>wasn't just "N Y Phil in 1936) that's been offered by jeff lately.
DON'T uninstall the MS patches. That will almost certainly make things
Most likely, your problem is that WinOnCD 5 broke when the OS was
fixed. This is unfortunate but not worth raging against.
So first of all, you really should apply all the latest patches to
WinXP, especially SP2. Among other things, it fixes dozens of security
holes. I've seen many SP1 machines incapacitated by malware that SP2
The usual second step would be to reinstall WinOnCD 5. The problem is
that you don't know if you can trust their installer - will it
overwrite your updated system files with old obsolete ones? (This is
not as common a problem as it used to be, but WinOnCD 5 is at least a
few years old.)
Thus I reluctantly recommend upgrading your burning software to
something more modern. WinOnCD DVD 8 (the most recent version of the
product) seems only to be available in the German market, but I could
Personally, I've never had much luck with Roxio products.
I don't know why you say that Nero will conflict with other apps, I've
never had that problem, and I've used it on many different machines.
It's not perfect -- there are some UI bugs, even in the latest
versions -- but I've never seen better.
Beyond that, I can only suggest that you ask around in the CD-R
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