confusion regarding iTunes and the burning of an audio disc

I created a playlist of 8 songs in iTunes this morning.  For all intents and purposes it looked like the CD/DVD drive was burning the disc.  These are 8 songs that I purchased by way of iTunes.  I burned an audio cd to a cd-r as prompted by the window that popped up.  After the process I went to that drive to check the contents and play the music from that drive.  Lo and behold, the drive was showing 0 bytes.  I then tried to play this disc in one of our audio cd players...not connected to the computer.  The CD played perfectly.  What has happened here and what should I be doing to resolve this problem.  Keep in mind I am using Windows 10.  Thanks in advance,
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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Audio CDs are in a different format than data CDs, so they don't show up the same way in Windows Explorer. It will show the CD as having "0 bytes" because there's 0 bytes of computer data on the disc, only audio data. See here for more info:

If you want to play the Audio CD in Windows, try opening Windows Media Player and selecting the CD.

Also, there are sometimes "hybrid" discs that have both audio tracks and a special hidden CD-ROM track. In those cases, Windows Explorer will show only the contents of the CD-ROM data track.

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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Excellent answer.  Much appreciated.
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