Windows 7 - Easy CD Creator Engine won't load in WMP9

Asked By rubyjack on 08-Jun-07 02:08 AM
I cut one CD just fine with Windows Media Player 9.  However, several days
later (and perhaps a few tweaks later) WMP9 wouldn't work.

I select a playlist, see that Roxio CD Burning is selected, hit the red copy
button, and I get an error message.  "The Easy CD Creator burning Engine was
not found on your system.  Would you like to download and install it."  If I
chose OK, I go to Roxio's website and get no help, even from the chat
function-Roxann.  I can go to Program Files> Windows Media Player> Roxio>
and there I find wmburn.exe.  If I double click it, it comes up with an
error message, "No playlist selected."

I've spent an entire day in the KnowledgeBase looking for anything that
might help.  I've uninstalled WMP9, and reinstalled it.  I've even just
installed it without uninstalling it.  Nothing seems to work.

I'm at my wit's end and would LOVE some help.

Dan Hacker

Madness takes its toll.  Please have exact change.

Madness takes its toll.  Please have exact change.

MikePozMSF replied on 08-Jun-07 02:35 AM
Hi Dan,

Actually the Roxio burning plugin was intended for WMP 7 on Windows 98SE
and indows ME, Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 as the player back on those
operating systems then didn't have built in burning capability.

Are you running on one of those older versions of Windows?  If not, if
you're using Windows XP then you don't need it and just need to select Audio
CD in the dropdown over the burn list in the Copy to CD or Device pane.  I'm
doing this from memory, WMP 9 was a long time ago.

Once you've done that, you should be able to burn Audio CDs with no problem.
Additionally, if the Add/Remove Programs applet shows the Roxio Burning
Plugin, you should uninstall it.

Mike Poz [MSFT]
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rubyjack replied on 08-Jun-07 11:17 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I'm running w2000SP4.  Am I supposed to have built in burning capability?
If so, why do you think I've lost it.  Roxio Burning Plugin does not show up
in the Add/Remove Programs applet.

Hope you have some more ideas,
Dan Hacker

If I
MikePozMSF replied on 08-Jun-07 09:01 PM
Unfortunately the Roxio Plugin isn't available as a standalone download,
however you can still download and re-install WMP 9.

Here's a link to the location:

During the download, save the installation file to your desktop.  You may
need to run the setup twice because there's special code that when run the
first time won't do a full re-install only try to repair the current
installation.  If this works and restores the Roxio plugin, you should be
good to go.

Mike Poz [MSFT]
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.