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Burning audio book onto CDs

by rsbrsb2 / July 5, 2010 6:09 AM PDT

I managed to download an audio book onto my Windows 7 computer. The download is several times too large to load onto one CD, but it will not let me divide it up so that I can put it on several CDs in order to listen to it in my car. Any idea of how to resolve this problem will be greatly appreciated. I have Windows burning capabilites as well as Roxio Creator Home edition. Bob

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I use iTunes
by Dan Filice / July 5, 2010 7:58 AM PDT

I'm sure there are dozens of audio CD burning programs that will do the same, but I use iTunes to burn multiple CDs of the audio books my wife downloads. The book will download as a large multi-chapter file too large for a single CD, but iTunes gives you an easy option to burn across multiple CDs. Or, within a Playlist that contains the audio book, I simply select as many chapters that will fit onto a CD and continue until I'm done.

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Burning audio book onto CDs
by rsbrsb2 / July 5, 2010 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: I use iTunes

Thanks, Dan -- that was helpful. The audio book downloaded into two (Part 1 and Part 2) MP3 files -- either of which are too large to load onto an 80 minute CD. I'm not familiar with iTunes. Is this an app that I can download and use to burn the consecutive CDs? Do you have a link to same? You also mention that there are dozens of CD burning programs that will do the same -- can you suggest one or two? I can't seem to do it with Roxio or the CD burning app that came with Windows 7 -- I can't seem to get it to show chapters that I can work with.

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iTunes Download
by Dan Filice / July 5, 2010 11:34 AM PDT
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

The above link will get you iTunes free for a PC. Not sure how Windows Media Play works or if that can help. I use a Mac, so I can't give you names of specific programs for burning CDs, but I read a lot of posts where people talk about their PC programs of choice. You might look on the left-column next to the forum and click on "Computer Help" or "Computer Newbies" or similar. I'm sure someone can help you. But for iTunes, you can import music from downloads or CDs, then you can easily create a Playlist, which is what you click on to burn the songs in a Playlist. Pretty simple. But with a large file like an audio book, each song or chapter has a box that you can click or unclick, and you will need to unclick them all then start with a dozen or so until it lets you burn a CD.
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Burning audio book onto CDs
by rsbrsb2 / July 5, 2010 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: iTunes Download

Hi Dan: I did as you suggested and downloaded the iTunes program "for the PC" and it seemed to work OK, however, I am still unable to split that MP3 download into chapters -- it still wants to burn the whole thing onto a single disc (even using iTune's burner)which is unreadable by my car CD player. I added the download to "my library" and then transferred it to a "playlist", but it still does not separate into chapters. Perhaps I need to download it with something other than MP3?? Or possibly convert it to another format for iTunes? I wish it was as "pretty simple" as you suggest.....
Bob

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Splitting mp3 files
by Dan Filice / July 6, 2010 3:50 PM PDT

I see the problem. It may just be that the source file only downloads as one large file. Without looking at your file I can't tell you if it's the file or the way you are downloading it. I have programs on my Mac that allow me to split audio files into multiple files. I'm sure there are similar programs for the PC. Again, my suggestion is to post your question in one of the PC forums here on CNET. Look along the left-side of this forum and you will see PC computer forums. This must be a simple problem to solve for the expert PC users here.

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