How to Record TV Shows on CD

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Use your CD burner to record digital video files, including TV shows, to a CD. Windows includes native utilities to assist you in completing the burn process. The Windows Media Center can handle recording a number of different video formats to an optical media. You can then watch the shows in a DVD player that features digital playback or save the CD as a backup.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Blank CD
  • Windows Media Center

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and click "All Programs." Click the "Windows Media Center" listing.

  2. 2

    Insert the blank CD and wait for it to be recognised by the disc drive. Click the "Burn a CD" message that appears.

  3. 3

    Click "Data CD" in the select format screen and click "Next." Type in a name for the disc and click "Next" again.

  4. 4

    Click "TV Show" in the Select Media window and click "Next" to open a file selection window. Click the filename of the TV Show and click "Next." The file will appear in the Windows Media Center interface.

  5. 5

    Click "Burn CD" and choose "Yes" in the notification window to begin the burn process. The "Completing Disc Creation" will appear once the process is complete.

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