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How to make CDs of MP3s

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rhino, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Rhino

    Rhino Flightless Bird

    I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right place so if there is a better place,
    please redirect me and accept my apology for being here....

    I would like to make a CD of MP3 tunes for a friend that she can play both
    on her computer and a fairly old stereo but I've never done that before and
    I'm not sure of the basic rules.

    She has a few CDs of MP3s that she has been given in the past and I had her
    check them to see if they had any folders and, if so, how many levels of
    folders she had. She told me that there were no folders whatever, just a
    number of MP3 files in the root directory.

    Is it strictly necessary that I not have any directories if making such a
    CD? It would be more convenient if I could have a high-level folder for each
    artist with sub-folders for each album by that artist. Then again, if it
    keeps the CD from playing on her stereo, that would be a deal-breaker and it
    would be better to just put all of the MP3s in the root directory.

    By the way, I'm using Nero 6 to burn disks and I assume it is reasonable to
    simply choose the Audio/Make MP3 Disc options. Is that right or would it be
    better to use "Make a Data Disc" and then add the files, either with or
    without folders?

    --
    Rhino
     
  2. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Rhino" <no.offline.contact.please@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-OVywc14BLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right place so if there is a
    > better place,
    > please redirect me and accept my apology for being here....
    >
    > I would like to make a CD of MP3 tunes for a friend that she
    > can play both
    > on her computer and a fairly old stereo but I've never done
    > that before and
    > I'm not sure of the basic rules.
    >
    > She has a few CDs of MP3s that she has been given in the past
    > and I had her
    > check them to see if they had any folders and, if so, how many
    > levels of
    > folders she had. She told me that there were no folders
    > whatever, just a
    > number of MP3 files in the root directory.
    >
    > Is it strictly necessary that I not have any directories if
    > making such a
    > CD? It would be more convenient if I could have a high-level
    > folder for each
    > artist with sub-folders for each album by that artist. Then
    > again, if it
    > keeps the CD from playing on her stereo, that would be a
    > deal-breaker and it
    > would be better to just put all of the MP3s in the root
    > directory.
    >
    > By the way, I'm using Nero 6 to burn disks and I assume it is
    > reasonable to
    > simply choose the Audio/Make MP3 Disc options. Is that right
    > or would it be
    > better to use "Make a Data Disc" and then add the files,
    > either with or
    > without folders?
    >
    > --
    > Rhino
    >
    >

    ==
    Rhino, if you choose to make an mp3 disk it is almost sure that
    it won't play on the old stereo player but will play on the
    computer. You can put a pile of mp3s on a CD.

    If you make an mp3 disk to play in your newer (2009-2010) CD
    player in your car/truck/van, one can burn well over a hundred
    (depending on size and quality) and continuous play for over
    five hours on one CD.

    If you want the CD to play on both, record as an AUDIO disk.
    Nero will convert the mp3s to wave files when it burns. Since
    wave files are much larger, you will be able to add to the list
    and burn about 12 to 22 mp3s (depending on size) to each
    CD...there is a bar on Nero showing the disc capacity and how
    close you are to the maximum as you add to the burn list for
    the audio disk (at least it does on my Nero 9). Best read the
    help for Nero before you start.

    ===
     
  3. news.microsoft.com

    news.microsoft.com Flightless Bird

    If you want to make a Audio disk (e.g. one like music cd you buy in a store)
    that's playable in any cd player (car, old walkman etc.) then choose Audio
    in Nero and not any other option.

    Note - must be a blank CD for this (e.g mimic original store bought music
    cd). Also note that a true music cd doesn't have any folders, Windows just
    shows a number of CDA files. Some music disks do have extra content intended
    for pc's, e.g. videos of group etc.) which also shows up as files and/or a
    folder. In general the files are simply support files to play the videos and
    usually are not needed as the pc already has Quicktime (or whatever) already
    installed.

    Nero will convert the mp3's as required. Note Audio disks are limited to
    approx 80 min of music although many older players have trouble past the 72
    min mark (legacy of original disks at 650 megs rather than 700 megs).

    If instead you make an MP3 disk you are essentially making a Data disk with
    mp3's on it. Playable on a pc and also on most but not all modern standalone
    DVD players. Nice way to go if you have the gear as you can then also use a
    DVD instead of a CD. Benefit is a CD holds approx 150 tunes (at 128KPS) but
    a DVD will hold approx 1000. Some DVD players even will play a Dual Layer
    DVD . For example my little portable DVD player will so I have one dual
    layer DVD for it holds approx 2000 tunes on the one disk.

    "Rhino" <no.offline.contact.please@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-OVywc14BLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right place so if there is a better
    > place,
    > please redirect me and accept my apology for being here....
    >
    > I would like to make a CD of MP3 tunes for a friend that she can play both
    > on her computer and a fairly old stereo but I've never done that before
    > and
    > I'm not sure of the basic rules.
    >
    > She has a few CDs of MP3s that she has been given in the past and I had
    > her
    > check them to see if they had any folders and, if so, how many levels of
    > folders she had. She told me that there were no folders whatever, just a
    > number of MP3 files in the root directory.
    >
    > Is it strictly necessary that I not have any directories if making such a
    > CD? It would be more convenient if I could have a high-level folder for
    > each
    > artist with sub-folders for each album by that artist. Then again, if it
    > keeps the CD from playing on her stereo, that would be a deal-breaker and
    > it
    > would be better to just put all of the MP3s in the root directory.
    >
    > By the way, I'm using Nero 6 to burn disks and I assume it is reasonable
    > to
    > simply choose the Audio/Make MP3 Disc options. Is that right or would it
    > be
    > better to use "Make a Data Disc" and then add the files, either with or
    > without folders?
    >
    > --
    > Rhino
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Volunteer J

    Volunteer J Flightless Bird

    Rhino wrote:
    > I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right place so if there is a better
    > place, please redirect me and accept my apology for being here....
    >
    > I would like to make a CD of MP3 tunes for a friend that she can play
    > both on her computer and a fairly old stereo but I've never done that
    > before and I'm not sure of the basic rules.
    >
    > She has a few CDs of MP3s that she has been given in the past and I
    > had her check them to see if they had any folders and, if so, how
    > many levels of folders she had. She told me that there were no
    > folders whatever, just a number of MP3 files in the root directory.
    >
    > Is it strictly necessary that I not have any directories if making
    > such a CD? It would be more convenient if I could have a high-level
    > folder for each artist with sub-folders for each album by that
    > artist. Then again, if it keeps the CD from playing on her stereo,
    > that would be a deal-breaker and it would be better to just put all
    > of the MP3s in the root directory.
    > By the way, I'm using Nero 6 to burn disks and I assume it is
    > reasonable to simply choose the Audio/Make MP3 Disc options. Is that
    > right or would it be better to use "Make a Data Disc" and then add
    > the files, either with or without folders?

    =========================================
    Some CD Players will not play MP3 files but based on
    the info from your friend...hers will. So...create a Data
    CD and add the MP3 files. (FWIW...not all MP3 players
    will recognize a folder structure so it may be best to add
    the MP3s to the root directory of the CD)

    You can burn many more MP3s on a Data disk because
    the only limits are file size as opposed to an Audio (music)
    CD which would be limited by duration.

    The following freeware and tutorials may be worth a look:

    CDBurnerXP
    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
    (runs on XP - Vista - 7)

    Create an MP3 Disc
    http://cdburnerxp.se/help/Audio/mp3cd

    CDBurnerXP Tutorial
    Create Data Disc
    http://cdburnerxp.se/help/Data/compiledata

    CDBurnerXP Create Audio Disk
    http://cdburnerxp.se/help/Audio/compileaudio

    --

    Volunteer J
     
  5. No Mo

    No Mo Flightless Bird

    Ever heard of Google, you HoopleHead?

    "Rhino" <no.offline.contact.please@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-OVywc14BLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right place so if there is a better
    place,
    : please redirect me and accept my apology for being here....
    :
    : I would like to make a CD of MP3 tunes for a friend that she can play both
    : on her computer and a fairly old stereo but I've never done that before
    and
    : I'm not sure of the basic rules.
    :
    : She has a few CDs of MP3s that she has been given in the past and I had
    her
    : check them to see if they had any folders and, if so, how many levels of
    : folders she had. She told me that there were no folders whatever, just a
    : number of MP3 files in the root directory.
    :
    : Is it strictly necessary that I not have any directories if making such a
    : CD? It would be more convenient if I could have a high-level folder for
    each
    : artist with sub-folders for each album by that artist. Then again, if it
    : keeps the CD from playing on her stereo, that would be a deal-breaker and
    it
    : would be better to just put all of the MP3s in the root directory.
    :
    : By the way, I'm using Nero 6 to burn disks and I assume it is reasonable
    to
    : simply choose the Audio/Make MP3 Disc options. Is that right or would it
    be
    : better to use "Make a Data Disc" and then add the files, either with or
    : without folders?
    :
    : --
    : Rhino
    :
    :
    :
     

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