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flac converted to mp3= file too large to burn in WMP?

by marikcnet / February 23, 2014 5:11 AM PST

I have flac music files, and have used MediaCoder to convert these flac into mp3. When I then drag these new mp3's (converted from the flac) into Windows Media Player to burn a standard music cd, they bring on an error message saying File IS Too Large to Burn. even thou the mp3 file is only 7 MB for example.

Windows Media Player will still accept and burn other mp3's- just not the ones that ive created from flac.

Anyone know how to solve this?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 5:21 AM PST

AudioCD is not usually a file size issue. Without detail I can't guess why this happened but WMP isn't a great tool for this. Try CDBURNERXP next time.

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Why would you convert Flac to MP3
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 8:57 PM PST

to burn as a standard music cd. You would convert to flac to wave to burn as a standard cda music cd. You would convert to MP3 to burn as a data or mp3 cd. A mp3 is say 7MB but when converted to burn to a standard cda music cd, the 7MB turns in to say 50MB. Also you can only fit around 80 minutes of music or cda files on a standard cd. A data or mp3 cd can hold around 700MB. As standard cda music cd, you can burn around 10 to 20 songs depending on the minutes of each song for a total of around 80 minutes.

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by marikcnet / February 24, 2014 9:02 AM PST

Sorry- should have been more clear.

The FLAC conversion went straight to an Mp3 file....single song track now approx 7-10 MB in mp3 format.

My attempt with WMP is to burn a cd disc (80mins) of mp3 tracks. I have done it plenty of times with other files that were downloaded as mp3's- but only seem to have problems with these mp3's that were converted from FLAC.

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A flac file is lossless, a mp3 file is lossy where
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 24, 2014 8:25 PM PST
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a lot of information gets removed and never heard again. If you have flac files, you should convert to wave first, then burn a audio cd or convert on the fly to audio cd. I would try what Bob suggested to burn a audio cd. it's free.

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