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,
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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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marsiliesCommented:
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:
http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/29598-cd-rom-properties-audio-cds-shows-0-bytes-why.html

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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