How to burn isrc codes onto a cd

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How to burn isrc codes onto a cd
It is possible to write just about any data to a blank CD. (cd on cd image by Stephen Kirkby from

ISRC, short for International Standard Recording Code, is a data code used by music and video recording professionals. For each, the ISRC is able to identify the specific file recorded, regardless of the format used. This is because every audio and video file has specific data information that sets it apart from any other file. When you have ISRC files, you may want to back up the data, which you can do with a blank CD.

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Things you need

  • Blank CD
  • CD burner

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  1. 1

    Insert the blank CD into the disc drive of your computer, then close out the AutoPlay window that loads onto the screen.

  2. 2

    Open Windows Media Player, then click "Burn CD." This loads a pull-down menu onto the screen. Select "Data CD."

  3. 3

    Click the "X" button next to the loaded burn list, then choose "Search for Files." A browser window appears onto the screen, from which you select the ISRC files you want to burn onto the CD. Click "OK" to load the files into the burn list.

  4. 4

    Select "Start Burn" and the ISRC data files are saved onto the blank CD.

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