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Burning a CD w/ Media Player – miffed by random sort order

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    Burning a CD w/ Media Player – miffed by random sort order

    Why on earth..?

    I stick in a blank CD, and am prompted to pick a Win8 app. I select Windows Media Player (and am thankful Windows includes something so basic native vs. having to go find some unknown app somewhere.)

    Per the prompt, I drag and drop files from Explorer to the box on the right of Media Player, creating a “Burn list”.

    Happy days. All is good.

    But WHY does it not sort by file name!! I have no idea what the sort is based on. I have to reorder them every time. I have my files named in the correct order thus:

    01_Favorite song this week
    02_the next song
    03_some song I liked on the last mix burn
    04_still stuck on the CD-medium blues, in my truck, by Wes Montgomery Jr.
    05_the shred of etc.

    To be fair, I think Nero on my XP machine was the same way.

    Any insight as to why the random sort (NOT in the order above after you drag and drop the group?) Any tricks to alleviate this silly little conundrum?


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    I have a recording studio and use Nero, which will set the songs in the sequence that you drag (add) them to the burn window or after dragging them to the burn window you can rearrange them as desired If you just drag all the songs from a folder to Nero they will be in alphabetical order (as set by Windows).

    I've never liked the WMP for burning. ImgBurn is a very popular (free), burning program that is used by many. The Official ImgBurn Website

    CDBurnerXP is another freebie that I like better than ImgBurn for audio CD's. It sort of has an old Roxio feel to it.
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    Thank you for the reply. CDBurnerXP is the way to go!
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Burning a CD w/ Media Player – miffed by random sort order
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