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Audio Conversion

Hi,
I am 75 years old and a complete newbie and you will be able to tell from my question that I don't have any knowledge of audio or its formats.
I am downloading audio from the BBC and wish to transfer it to CD so I can play it in my automobile. The problem is that some of the programs are about 2 hours. Since it will be played in my Automobile with its limited sound qualities, the sound does not have to be of optimum quality. Is there any way or format that I can put a 2 hour program on a CD that will play in an Automobile?
I currently have the DAK Wave MP3 editor but have not received much help on the subject from the same question to their site, but I am willing to try another program.
Is there any internet audio site that you might suggest that I can subscribe to that will be able to help me learn about audio conversions or buring to CD?
Respectfully, Graphics Guy

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This is a regular cd player or doesn't it play mp3 as well?

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If it's just a regular cd player then you are out of luck. If it play mp3, then you are more likely can put more than 2 hours of music there.

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Hi,
My automobile operators manual states - "Using an MP3 CD" "The MP3 player will accept MP3 files that were recorded on an up to 700 MB CD-R CD. The files can be recorded with the following fixed bit rates: 32 kbps, 40 kbps, 56 kbps, 64 kbps, 80 kbps, 96 kbps, 112 kbps, 128 kbps, 160 kpbs, 192 kbps, 224 kbps, 256 kbps and 320 kbps or a variable bit rate." This information means nothing to me but does it mean that I can put a 2 hour radio program on a standard CD? If so, I would really appreciate any information on how to go about it or where I could find a tutorial or instructions to do this. Respectfully, Graphics Guy

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Let's start with this one and see how it goes.

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Hi,
Thanks for all your help.

In your last message you stated: "As for bit rate, just remember the higher the bit rate, the better the sound quality but it also require more space on the cd."

Is there any formula or chart that will tell me the maximun bit rate versus total time? In other words - if the total time of my download is 2 hours what is the maximum bit rate I can use for the file to fit on a normal CD? While I am not concerned with achieving maximum quality since they will be played in my automobile, I would like to make them at the maximum quality allowed.

Respectfully, Graphics Guy

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Hi,
I downloaded the program you suggested but couldn't find out how to open up a file in it, or even if I did, convert it to something usable. I visited the Help files but nothing made sense to me. The file I want to convert is 01:57:00 in length of time, and 1,209,392 kb in size. I have no idea what its present format is or even how to find out.

Please remember I am a complete newbie in this process.

Respectfully,
Graphics Guy

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I think you are right about the program;

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It's not very user friendly. Personally I use Nero to do most of my video and audio work. Give me a little time I'll see if I can come up with a better program.

1,200,000kb in 2 hour is very likely a .wav file.

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--Thank you for your assistance.

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Hi,

Thanks, but I think I am OK now.

I appreciate all of your advice. I found out that I also have a converter program located in my DAK Wave MP3 Editor. I didn't understand how you can put a two hour program on a CD that I thought could only hold about an hour of material.
Thanks again.
Respectfully,
Graphics Guy

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regular cd

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it is just a regular cd player

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