If you are playing it in regular cd players and not on your computer, you will want to burn an audio cd. Such a cd contains music that is uncompressed (you won't be getting better quality though). Because they are uncompressed, they can only hold about 80 minutes of music.
If you are burning an mp3 cd, you are maintaining the compression, so you can fit more on the cd - 700 mb. However, you can only play these cds on your computer or on certain cd players that can play mp3s.
I have some old 78s which I wanted to rip and convert to MP3s to my hard drive. I didn't like or understand the Sony proprietary software on my new Win XP/Home PS2 so I bought Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 and printed instructions from EMC to connect the computer to the turntable. I also printed two very helpful articles from C/Net and did it. I can't believe I was actually able to do this.
Using WMP 10, I can see and listen to my MP3s. I have 20 songs, 16 of which I would like to burn to a CD-R. The songs total up to 1:01:18 for 73.43 MBs. The CD-R is only 80 minutes long for a total of 700 MBs.
This is where I am lost. My songs are 1 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds long while the CD-R is good for 80 minutes which means, to me, that I have too many songs. But, if my songs are only 73.43 MBs long and the CD-R is good for 700 MBs, I could add songs.
Can anyone explain this to me? I am stumped. Thank you.