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I am trying to use Creator 6 to burn CD's from MP3 files that I have purchased from Amazon, Napster, etc. I thought that with MP3 that I would be able to get many more songs on a CD than possible with standard format. So far I have only been able to get 15 to 16 songs on a CD or about as many as on a standard purchased CD. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated

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I am trying to use Creator 6 to burn CD's from MP3 files that I have purchased from Amazon, Napster, etc. I thought that with MP3 that I would be able to get many more songs on a CD than possible with standard format. So far I have only been able to get 15 to 16 songs on a CD or about as many as on a standard purchased CD. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated

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Wbrown123

Well, it depends on whether you're creating an Audio CD, playable in any CD player or an MP3 CD, which can only be played on your computer or a player that specifically says it can play MP3 discs.

 

If you're telling Easy CD Creator to make an Audio (Music) CD, which it sounds like you are, then you're limited to (typically) 80 minutes of music, because an Audio CD has a very standard format that takes up 10 MB per minute of music. The compressed .MP3 files are uncompressed to that Audio CD format to fill the disc. As you've noticed, you're limited to 15 or so songs because of the time.

 

An MP3 CD is actually just a Data CD full of .MP3 files, and probably a playlist file, for those devices that use playlists. The .MP3 files are left in their compressed format, and you can usually fit over 100 songs onto a CD. But, any Audio CD player that doesn't recognize MP3 discs won't be able to play it.

 

Hope that helps!

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Well, it depends on whether you're creating an Audio CD, playable in any CD player or an MP3 CD, which can only be played on your computer or a player that specifically says it can play MP3 discs.

 

If you're telling Easy CD Creator to make an Audio (Music) CD, which it sounds like you are, then you're limited to (typically) 80 minutes of music, because an Audio CD has a very standard format that takes up 10 MB per minute of music. The compressed .MP3 files are uncompressed to that Audio CD format to fill the disc. As you've noticed, you're limited to 15 or so songs because of the time.

 

An MP3 CD is actually just a Data CD full of .MP3 files, and probably a playlist file, for those devices that use playlists. The .MP3 files are left in their compressed format, and you can usually fit over 100 songs onto a CD. But, any Audio CD player that doesn't recognize MP3 discs won't be able to play it.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Thank you very much. I was actually trying to make a MP3 CD from the purchased MP3 downloads. I first started trying to burn with Windows Media Player but that didn't work. I need to try again with Roxio and be sure the files weren't being converted to standard format somewhere along the line. I'm kinda new at MP3. I had gotten pretty familiar with the Sony

ATRAC3 system but they have now switched to MP3 on all of their new players(reminds me of Betamax and New Coke).

Thanks again!

 

 

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Thank you very much. I was actually trying to make a MP3 CD from the purchased MP3 downloads. I first started trying to burn with Windows Media Player but that didn't work. I need to try again with Roxio and be sure the files weren't being converted to standard format somewhere along the line. I'm kinda new at MP3. I had gotten pretty familiar with the Sony

ATRAC3 system but they have now switched to MP3 on all of their new players(reminds me of Betamax and New Coke).

Thanks again!

Actually, I don't know what version of Windows you're running, but with XP (or above) you should be able to just drag and drop your MP3 files onto your CD drive, and then burn them as a Data CD, which should get you what you want, only without the playlist.

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