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When you try to use Windows Media Player to play your audio CD-ROM, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
This issue can occur if you write to (burn) a CD-ROM so that it contains both data and audio in a one session, and the CD-ROM also has multiple sessions.
To work around this issue, use one of the following Mixed Mode CD or CD Extra CD-ROM formatting schemes.
Mixed Mode CD
Session:1 Track:1 Data Track Track:2 Audio Track Track:3 Audio Track Track:4 Audio Track
Important When you use Windows Media Player to play a CD-ROM that does not use one of the preceding formatting schemes, you may not be able to play the audio tracks normally.
Session:1 Track:1 Audio Track Track:2 Audio Track Track:3 Audio Track Session:2 Data Track
Note Depending upon what software you are using to burn your CD-ROM, the formatting options may be listed, named, or implemented differently. In this case, consult the documentation that is included with your CD-R or CD-RW device, or contact the manufacturer of the device. Note that as a general rule, you should avoid alternating data and audio tracks in the same session.
Article ID: 307911 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 4.3