Problems with WMP

I am having fits with the WMP on my XP system since it updated a while back - I cannot burn music files with the “skip” in each track, and I am on the verge of throwing it in the trash. What can I do to get around this? I make compilations to use at work or on the boat or whatever, but now I can’t.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
George Jacoby
Sumter SC