How to convert mp3 files to play in a regular CD player?

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  1. dogbarber

    dogbarber No one in particular...

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    You guys know my computer skills are pretty pathetic, so I've got an easy question for you....

    I want to take a bunch of my mp3 files and put them onto CD to be played in a regular, non mp3 playing, CD player....i.e. in the car.

    How might I go about doing this? I assume the format needs to be changed, but to what?

    I have Windows Media Player on my computer to work with.

    Thanks as always!

    :)
     
  2. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Windows Media Player 10 will do this for you. Just select the songs you want, and have it burn them to an audio cd. Not a data cd. Otherwise, much more feature oriented software like Nero, or Easy CD Creator will do this for you as well.

    In WMP, select the Burn tab. It's pretty straight forward from what I can tell.
     
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    dogbarber No one in particular...

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    Do I have to select what particular format or will it do it automatically?
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    WMP 10 will do it automatically for you. :newpalm: Just drag your MP3s into the left column, and it should calculate total minutes, etc..
     
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    dogbarber No one in particular...

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    Out of curiosity, what format is your typical run of the mill CD you buy over the counter?
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Computers read them as .cda format. I do believe that is the only cd format, but I really don't know. Copy protection schemes usually involve hiding that part of the cd with computer software loaded on the first track (that's skipped over in regular cd players, but not in computers).
     
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    Thanks as always headcronie! :)
     
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    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

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    This isn't about handhelds or smartphones, so I've moved it to the Off Topic Forum.
     
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    It is a form of WAV audio, just a standard waveform that the CD player can decipher and thus play
     
  10. TungstenEguy

    TungstenEguy T|E biased & proud of it!

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    Be fore-warned, low quality media files that have been "ripped" (poorly) may sound even further degraded when up-sampled to a CDs audio quality. :(
     
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