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mp3 to CD

by traustirunar / March 13, 2007 1:08 PM PDT


I'm sure this question comes up a lot, (sorry).
I just want to take a mp3 music file and put it
onto a CD. I have audacity but it doesn't seem to
have this feature (?).

I just tried to download a free version of winamp

(ie. Free 5.6 MB Full) but when I click on that
I get an option to download the Pro version which
is not free.

Missing something I'm sure.


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trying again
by traustirunar / March 13, 2007 1:40 PM PDT
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Ok, I guess pop-ups were disabled, so
I couldn't do it. Trying again.

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Windows Media Player
by Darton Fury / March 13, 2007 3:24 PM PDT
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is an easy option. Do you have it installed?

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Ok then don't download the PRO version.
by ahtoi / March 13, 2007 3:56 PM PDT
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The other are free. I think Apple got a little cut from the PRO version as well.

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by traustirunar / March 13, 2007 4:04 PM PDT

My pop-ups are always disabled. I didn't realize I
had to hold down the CTRL key to get this to download.
I've got something here. I haven't had time to deal with
the program as yet. Maybe later today.


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Try CD Burner XP
by PudgyOne / March 13, 2007 7:24 PM PDT
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by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 8:17 AM PDT
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Rick wrote> if you are burning it for a mp3 player, you can burn it as a data file and put 99 songs on a CD.

Don't know what this means yet (don't waste any keystrokes, just
telling you so you know how little I know).

Just trying to get winamp to work today. All this isn't really
important, but I UNfortunatly have some free time.

So is there such a thing as downloading a MP3 and finding out
it is unburnable due to some protection features? {I currently
have a few MP3's that I know I should be able to get on a CD,
so this is a separate thought.}


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Data Cd
by Stan Chambers / March 14, 2007 8:40 AM PDT
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There no special trick to burning an mp3 cd. It's simply a data cd.
Burn the cd just as if you were doing a backup of the files. In Nero, the option is Audio for normal audio cd that plays in your computer or home stereo. Then Data, which is what we use to back up our files. Mp3 format burned as data to a cd will play in a player that has mp3 compatibility. I play them in my home dvd player.

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by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 9:15 AM PDT
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by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 9:47 AM PDT
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Yeah, I got a song that winamp *will* play but it
can't be burned to the CD. (So it is a music file of
some sort.) READ ONLY box is checked if that's important.
Also the actual error that comes up is 'blah blah is not
a supported audio file.'

Also tried to add another MP3 song to the CD (for a total of
2). Says that there isn't enough disk space, even though
were only talking about 12 minutes of music for both songs

So I got to fill up a CD with all the songs I want from the
get go? Or is this saying something else? I obviously have
disk space on the CD. Going to erase the CD and try to put
both songs on at once.


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just thinking out loud
by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 9:53 AM PDT
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I think I found the actual file that
could not be burned to the CD.
The error is

Unknown Error!

then CDBurnerXP Pro 3 closes, totally.


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by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 10:44 AM PDT
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Protected Content
has also come up regarding this song.


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by Stan Chambers / March 14, 2007 11:03 AM PDT
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I've not seen an mp3 with any protection features, but I can't say that it's not possible. I've never had a problem burning mp3 disks. Even if a file is corrupt, it will burn on the cd.

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FYI site seems to have trouble putting my posts up
by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 11:24 AM PDT
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Thanks for replying. I'll see what others say on
the protection issue. (or whatever it might be called). the general idea to burn a CD with every song I
want from the beginning. It doesn't *seem* I can add a song
to a CD after I put just one on. I can erase the CD and then
put 2 songs on at once. Which I think is weird. Maybe I just
missed some step here, since I'm new to this.

Also, if I record some streaming audio in Audacity for X
amount of minutes, then convert this to a MP3, will it burn
to the CD as best it can if the MP3 exceeds the CD's capacity?
(we would be talking about one MP3 with a long long length
that might have 10 or more songs on it)
My gut says "no".

So would I have to set the oven timer
for 30 (25,35 40?) minutes, then stop the stream, then convert
to MP3? I don't know how much a CD holds from this perspective.


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by traustirunar / March 14, 2007 3:30 PM PDT

After playing around for a while I'm pretty much
all set. I've found CDBurner XP Pro 3 very useful.
I put some MP3's on a CD.

It seems if I wanted to record streaming audio a CD
would hold one hours worth (just guessing).


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