How to convert a music CD to a USB format to play continuously as an album.

I have a mix CD I made myself years ago that I would like to transfer to a USB drive.  The tracks from the CD have already been ripped to my computer using Windows Media Player, but I'm not sure whether I used the right format.  In order for the songs to play continuously when the flash drive is plugged into another computer, do they need to be ripped as WMA, MP3 or WAV files?  What else do I need to know in order to have the 18 tracks play in the correct order one after the other?  I'm a complete novice at this.
Marian NewmanAsked:
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It is really a matter of what media player you will be using and how it is set.  Any respectable player should be able to play all three types and be set to repeat.  The order is typically alphabetical.  Start each name with xx- where xx is the track number (01.02, etc.)

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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
I personally use VLC player.

Take your ripped music (whichever format you want) and rename them alphabetically (if the rip process didn't do it already) to create the sequence you desire.

Then, play with your favorite player
NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
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