1. Audio cd format, similar to .wav - each cd holds 80 minutes of music. Will play in most computers, boom boxes, and car players.
2. I've never bothered with tinkering with speeds. I just use the maximum possible. Maybe someone else can chime in.
3. Use CDR. CDRWs do not work in boom boxes or car players unless they are labeled that they do.
You will probably need to use Windows Media Player.
I'm including the link from WalMart regarding burning CDs:
Hi. I tried to read through the previous threads to get this answer, but am more confused than ever.
I am going to make a CD of songs for a 50th Anniversary present. I located all the songs I need at WalMart's site.
I want the CD to be as versatile as possible, but know it definitely needs to play in a CD "boom box." I would also like it to be able to play from a computer. Car if possible, but the boom box definitely.
My questions are: their FAQ says that the files are .wma format.
1. What format do I need these to be in to make sure they play in the boom box? I saw in another thread that it needs to be .wav. Another said something like .wma. In other words, can I download from this WalMart site and have a versatile CD?
2. When I burn the music onto the disc, is it better to use a slow speed. I saw that some people had trouble with the playback when they burned at high speeds.
3. Is it preferable to use a CDR vs CDRW?
As for software, I have Media Center, RealPlayer, MusicMatch, Windows Media Player.
Does it matter which I use or does that depend on the format it is download in? Do I need something else?
I feel like my parents still trying to learn how to work the VCR! I am behind the times. I appreciate any and all assistance as this project is somewhat important to me.