Yesterday, we started learning the basics of Windows Media Player. If you missed that article, click here to check it out. 

Today, we’ll explore the basics of making a playlist and playing music. Creating a playlist is as simple as clicking on music to see your library. Click the Play tab at the top right.

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You can then start dragging and dropping the songs or albums you want into the pane on the right.

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Once you have picked your music, click on Save list and then give the list a name. Click out of the list to save the title.

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To burn the list to a CD, click the Burn tab.

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To copy the music from the list to an MP3 player that’s plugged into your PC,  click the Sync tab.

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You can click on the Cast icon to play your music on compatible devices that are connected wirelessly to your PC.

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Just highlight a song and hit enter to start the playlist.

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Or use the play controls at the bottom of Windows Media Player. Play, FF, and Rewind are in the middle. Shuffle and repeat are to the left. Volume to the right.

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To make your player small, click the little square of squares at the bottom of the playlist.

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You’ll see a small version of the player that only displays the album art on your desktop. Or you can choose to minimize. To make it full-size again, click the square of squares at the top right of the player.

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There are more things you can do with Media Player, but this is a good start to listening to music.