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How To Compress Wma Files To Fit Onto An Audio (Cda) Cd


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I was given a CD, of rehearsal tracks, from our choir director, whose 17 files are all WMA. The total time, as shown on the screen after I added them to the "burn audio CDs" list is 1:30:28, being 10:30 over the 1:19:58 limit, as far as I can understand the error message at the bottom of the screen. My blank CD shows 80 minutes capacity. As far as I know, that is the maximum capacity of any CD that I am aware of. I have already learned from years of providing this volunteeer service to our choir that the majority of the choir members have CD players that do not play MP3 , else I would not have a problem, of course. When rendering video, or using MyDVD to burn a home movie, we have choices. We can render or burn at a reduced resolution. Such down-resing would not impair the functionality of these rehearsal CDs. They are of the choir director playing her piano at home and singing the various vocal range parts (SATB, etc.) She has some way of making a CD with WMA tracks. I can hardly ask her to re-record her coaching directions, etc., and eliminating 10:30 minutes.

 

Please suggest a creative way squeezing 90 minutes 28 seconds onto a CD, preserving the virtually universal audio CD disk with CDA pointers, which any CD player can play.

 

Also: Can someone tell me why a CD can contain WMA files that total 1:30:28, as reported by the "add files" screen for "Burn Audio Files" when the CD she gave me shows that it is 700MB 80 minutes? It is not crucial for me to know, but I am very curious about this.

 

What I really need is a solution to my problem of fitting those WMA files onto a standard audio CD with CDA pointers.

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Also: Can someone tell me why a CD can contain WMA files that total 1:30:28, as reported by the "add files" screen for "Burn Audio Files" when the CD she gave me shows that it is 700MB 80 minutes? It is not crucial for me to know, but I am very curious about this.

 

That one is simple to answer, your wma disc is the same same as a mp3 disc.

 

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