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By qhcomputingny ·
Hello,
Does anyone know why my CD Program tells me that CD-RW doesn't work on most CD players when I try and burn MP3's to a CD-RW? I have a Sony CD Player at home that is about 6 years old and I burned MP3's onto a CD Player took it home and played it in my CD player and it worked anyway. Also there are so many of these different formats to choose from when you are going to burn MP3's to a CD. I have Nero software and Adaptec Easy-CD Creator Software. Does anyone know of any other software that is just as good (easier to use) or better than these two programs I have just mentioned?
Thanks for your help.

EdTech
P.S: Also if you know of any good web sites to discuss these topics or find tips on how to do this please let me know...Thanks

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by qhcomputingny In reply to CD Writing Support

The sentence "I have a Sony CD player that is 6 years old and I burned MP3's onto a CD Player should read:
"" "" "" onto a CD. Not a CD Player.. my fault.. :)

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by plg6 In reply to CD Writing Support

Hi.

Older CD-ROM drives won't be able to read CD-RW media. Has to do with the reflectivity level of the media and the lasers involved. These older drives should be able to read CD-R media just fine though.

The basic question of what format to use is how do you intend to play the MP3 files? If you want to create a disk that is compatible between a home or car stereo and a computer, then you need to create an audio type CD. If you're just going to play the MP3's on a computer, you can storea lot more of them on a given CD disk in a data format.

I've found the Adaptec software to be adequate for the task, but that's just my opinion.

Good luck.

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by sham7usa In reply to CD Writing Support

Hi,
You need burn audio on cdr's not cdrw. And to play mp3's on cd players you need to convert mp3's to wav files, you can do that with winamp (winamp.com) you need configure it to convert to wave files you can go to mp3.com check out the faqs.(after you convert to wav files burn away)
good luck

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by Bob Sellman In reply to CD Writing Support

CDs have different optical properties than CDRs, and CDRWs are a third version. As a result, some audio CD players cannot read CDRs. Even more cannot read CDRWs. And price of the CD player does not matter.

MP3 CDs are a whole different animal. A regular audio CD player cannot play MP3 CDs for the simple reason that the CD player does not include the decoding software needed to decode the MP3 format. (I have recently seen a few portable CD players advertised that also support MP3 playback.) You also need to close a CDR (as warned by your CD burning software) before it can be read by a normal CD player (particularly an audio CD player, computer CD players are much more tolerant).

I'm assuming that when you burn the audio CDs fromyour MP3 tracks that you are burning them as regular audio, not MP3 format, so you can play them on normal audio CD players.

Your CD burners are as good as any. None (except for a plug in I use when mastering CDs from my digital audio editing software [SAW]) will allow you to create tracks within one wav file (like for a live performance).

Try the following location for more info:
http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/

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