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Burning audio CD to one MP3


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I am trying to use the Roxio Suite to burn some of my existing books on CD onto MP3 CD for easier use in my CD player and mp3 player, can someone tell me how to burn a whole CD to one large track instead of it breaking them down into multiple small tracks?

I guess you could burn to an image file (ISO) which is one file but it's only a container holder multiple files. Will that work?

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I guess you could burn to an image file (ISO) which is one file but it's only a container holder multiple files. Will that work?

 

It's a good thought, but I'm looking for some way to include all tracks in one MP3 file that I can play on my mp3 player/CD.. the end result should be an .mp3 file.

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It's a good thought, but I'm looking for some way to include all tracks in one MP3 file that I can play on my mp3 player/CD.. the end result should be an .mp3 file.

Maybe import using Sound Editor and edit to combine all into a single track and save as mp3?

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Maybe import using Sound Editor and edit to combine all into a single track and save as mp3?

Yes, that's certainly a way that would work. Might be a little work involved to it.

You could also play it on your computer in real time and record it with Easy Audio Capture to an number of different file types.

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...can someone tell me how to burn a whole CD to one large track instead of it breaking them down into multiple small tracks?

 

I can think of two ways to do this:

 

1. Use an audio editor program and copy/paste each mp3 file into one large file. Then, burn it. Roxio comes with an audio editor capable of doing this. A free alternative would be the "Audacious" program. Get it at sourceforge.net. This will allow you to open wav or mp3 files and combine them -- then save the combination to an mp3.

 

2. MPEG files (mpeg 1, 2 and all audio mpeg files like mp3) have the nice feature of being able to be chopped up (truncated) and combined (concatenated.) So, if you already have two or more mp3 files and they are the same bitrate, you can just clump them together into one big file. This is done very easily from a UNIX / Linux command line with the "cat" command. (If you've never used Linux before, don't let this scare you away. This could be fun and educational.)

 

If you already have Linux installed, just do this:

 

cat file1.mp3 file2.mp3 file3.mp3 > combination.mp3

 

If you don't have Linux installed anywhere, that's ok. You can download a Live CD (Google "knoppix" or "Linux live CD") This is a type of Linux that will just run off of a CD, without having to be installed to your hard drive. When you're done, take the CD out and reboot.

 

Or, you can install Cygwin (google it) which is a kind of Linux that runs in windows (not exactly, but close enough.) Once you have Cygwin isntalled, you can just open a "Command Prompt" in windows and issue the "cat" command as shown above.

 

Hope this is more helpful than confusing.

 

-Josh

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