Make Windows Media Player Ignore Files

“I have ripped albums into Windows Media Player and have downloaded podcasts into iTunes and would like to keep the two separate, but WMP keeps picking up podcasts which makes streaming through my albums a pain, b/c all of a sudden Ira Glass is talking to me when I was in the groove doing homework to some good jazz music. Is there a way I can keep WMP from picking up my podcasts?”
There’s two ways you could go about solving this problem. One way would be to create an Auto Playlist starting at Library – Create Auto Playlist in Windows Media Player. You’d then select only tracks you want to hear by genre or other meaningful details about the songs. This first method doesn’t get Windows Media Player to ignore you podcasts. If you really want to eliminate the podcast files from being exposed to Windows Media Player, you need to have the software ignore the folder where the podcasts are downloaded.

How to play WMA songs on a DVD or CD player

“Is it possible to play WMA songs on a regular DVD or CD player?”
If your DVD or CD player includes WMA playback support (which many do, along with MP3 playback) you can simply burn a disk of WMA files using the burn feature of Windows Media Player to create a data CD or DVD. Often the player will list this as a feature on one of the many stickers they slap on the front of the hardware. If you removed the stickers, you might need to consult your model’s documentation. This typically means you can fill the disks data capacity with songs, which can be many hours of music.
Burn a WMA CD with Windows Media Player 11