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Compress WAVs for CD burning?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Chimichanga, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. Chimichanga

    Chimichanga Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to compress regular WAV files for burning to an audio CD and STILL BE ABLE TO PLAY THE CD ON A REGULAR CD PLAYER? (Sorry for the caps but I want to avoid a bunch of replies telling me about the joys of MP3 players).

    I have some language training CDs that I'd like to burn to CD but ideally I want to get four CDs onto one. Of course I know I can compress this audio, but I don't know whether it's possible to burn these files to a CD and still be able to play it. I have a feeling that ordinary CD players intrinsically require uncompressed audio to play a disc.

    If I had an MP3 player I could of course compress all these files to MP3s. But I don't.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moby

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    No, not really. Creating an audio CD involves making whatever file you start with into a type of .wav file.
    How long are each of these 4 CD's you'd like to get on one?
    As a rule of thumb, when creating an Audio CD, you're stuck with the 70/80 mins, depending on which type of CD you use. Compression of a type can only be got from shortening/removing bits/removing silences etc from the original track.
     
  3. Chimichanga

    Chimichanga Thread Starter

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    Yes, that's what I thought. They are full-length CDs. I just don't want to have four CDs for this and would like to have gotten them all down to much smaller sizes (I don't care about the audio quality so long as I can still hear what's being said), which of course I could do if I save them as data files, but I want to play them on a CD player. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You are stuck with the full length audio tracks if you want to play them on audio-only players.
     
  5. smash

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    you could play them on a dvd player as mp3's if you don't have one they're cheap our local shop sells them for $39
     
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