Your computer's sound card includes a pink microphone jack.
Windows Media Player enables you to record sounds from a microphone or other audio devices. Your recording saves to a Windows Media Audio file that offers the flexibility to copy to other recording media, such as an audio CD or a data DVD. Media Player also copies or burns pre-recorded music, photo and data files. For example, photo files that help you promote your newest product can be saved to a DVD for insertion into a PowerPoint presentation.
Record a SoundStep 1
Connect a microphone to the sound card’s pink microphone jack. You can also connect other audio input devices to the blue Line In jack.
Click “Start Recording.” The timer device indicates the length of your recording.
Click “Stop Recording” when you are finished. Enter a filename in the field and then click “Save” to save the recording as a Windows Media Audio File. The filename extension is WMA.
Burn Files to a CD or DVDStep 1
Click “Windows Media Player” from the Start menu to open the Player Library window with your categories listed in the navigation pane.
Click the “Burn” tab in the right pane, click the “Burn options” button and then click the media “Audio CD” or “Data CD or DVD.”
Insert the audio CD or data DVD in the drive. Click the “X” or “Close” button if the AutoPlay dialog box appears. Click the drive in the navigation pane if more than one CD or DVD drive is listed.
Click the category to open the list of saved files. Click and drag the files from the details pane to the Burn List pane to the right of the Player Library.
Enter the disc title by typing in the Burn List field.
Click “Start Burn” to activate.
- To remove a file from the Burn List, right-click the title and then click “Remove from list.”
- Information in this article applies to Windows 7 and Windows Media Player 12. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.