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      I'm confused about burning mp3s to cds

      I've wondered this for a while. Why do the black cds I buy have 700 mb in them, when they can't hold 700 mb. Whenever I burn a cd, it comes up with a time amount i can have on the cd. Therefor, I can't burn a 200 mg file because it exceeds the time limit, even though it still has space. Why is this.



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      What program are you using? And is your pogram converting the MP3 to a wav file?

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      Get a copy of Nero, using an illegal file sharing program of your choice

      also, how long - in hours, minutes and seconds - is the audio your trying to burn?
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      If you are trying to burn an audio cd from mp3s, standard burning programs first convert the mp3 to a wav file (which is much larger). Therefore, the 200mb mp3 will result in a wav file larger than 700mb.

      If you want to listen to the file in a regular cd player, you may be out of luck...but if you just want to store it on a cd, use the 'create data disc' option instead of 'create audio cd'.
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      Ohhhhhh, Thats why. I didn't know it turned the mp3 into a .wav. I thought the whole point of an mp3 was to be able to use it in a cd. well, that explains it. Thanks.

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      The whole point of MP3 is to be able to compress digital music and still have it sound good. .WAV files sound the best but they are huge!
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      Another option you could try is to just burn the mp3 onto a data disc, as I think bradybreaker mentioned...then if your cd player can play mp3 cds (a good number of modern ones can), perhaps that might work for ya.
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      Yes, I learned about this from trial and error.

      An audio CD with "tracks" will only store the approximate 70 minutes permitted, and it uses the running time as a yardstick for capacity. Data CD's on the other hand maintain the compressed mp3 format, and you can store the whole 700 MB there. I don't know exactly why this is so. But then again, it'd be a hassle to skip to track 40 on my car CD player, jk. I still wish they'd switch it up. I don't tell too much difference of quality in between the 2, and if so, it's really subtle.
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