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Convert MP3 audio book to regular audio cd?

by jbtjr / February 12, 2012 1:34 AM PST

Got an audio book on a cd in MP3 format for Christmas and only have a cd player in my truck. Is there any free software that would enable me to convert the MP3 cd to something that I can play on my cd player? Maybe I can do it with my Nero 7 Ultra?
Any help appreciated...

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Nero 7 will convert to CDDA
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 12, 2012 4:46 AM PST

on the fly. I would copy the mp3 files to your hard drive first, then let Nero burn your audio cd from there.

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Nero 7
by jbtjr / February 14, 2012 2:27 AM PST
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Make Audio CD
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 14, 2012 6:30 AM PST
In reply to: Nero 7

Make audio cd will convert the mp3 to cdda. And as Bob said, the mp3 files can only go 80 minute. Nero will
also tell you that.

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Nero 7
by jbtjr / February 15, 2012 9:33 PM PST
In reply to: Make Audio CD

The 84 audio files were a total of 924:03 minutes. Ouch! And I wonder why Nero loaded the last audio file first?
Can these files be compressed?
Over my head here & hope my questions aren't too stupid.

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Re: audio CD's
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 15, 2012 9:40 PM PST
In reply to: Nero 7

Three options:

1. Make a data CD with the mp3's. But with the average mp3 being 1 MB a minute (easy to check) it's likely that you won't get 924 minutes on a 700 MB CD. So you would need 2 CD's at least. However, for audio books you should be able to convert the mp3 to another mp3 with a lower bit rate without losing much of the sound quality and then it might fit. This only makes sense of the CD-player in your truck is able to play a data CD with mp3's. Some are. Most aren't. The user manual will tell.

2. Burn as audio CD. Most CD-players nowadays will be able to play a burned CD. Some older won't. But you need at least 12 CD's for the whole collection.

3. Buy a player for your truck that can play mp3's from a USB stick or has the option to connect an iPod or another mp3-player.


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You need it to be a audio cd
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 16, 2012 4:24 AM PST
In reply to: Nero 7

so you need to burn multiple cds. It does not matter how much you compress (lower the bitrate) your mp3 files, the minutes stay the same for a audio cd.

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...or Freemake Audio Converter
by KenHusveg / February 12, 2012 2:07 AM PST
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Freemake error message
by jbtjr / February 14, 2012 2:19 AM PST
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I wonder....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2012 2:39 AM PST
In reply to: Freemake error message

I wonder if that is because you exceeded the usual 74 or 80 minute limit of an AudioCD?

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