Do you have to convert mp3s in order to burn to a playable cd?

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tarawyman

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I'm Kinda new to the whole "burning cd's thing. I just got a brand new computer and Roxio CD creator 5 came w/ it along w/ windows media player9. I used both to burn cds, and the cds I did burn play in portable cd plyes but not car stereos' even the newer ones. Also...what is the difference between CDR's and CDRW's. Is one better than the othe.....please help me I'm clueless!!!!!! Do I have to convert mp3s to wav or wma files in oreder for this to work ? I'm so confused someone help ::confused:
 
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EZCD5 will convert MP3 to the CDA wave needed for a regular entertainment player. Just select “audio” from the opening wizard and pull the MP3s into the recording window. When you record it will convert them on the fly.

You need to close the CD or the session for a CD to play on an entertainment player. Since most entertainment players can see only the first session it is almost the same thing to close out the disk as to close out the session when recording audio.

Keep in mind that the MP3s are compressed. It will take maybe 8X the space for the CDA wave file as for the original MP3 files. So keep an eye on the space left on the CD in the recording software and pretty much fill it up since you want to close the CD.

If you burn the MP3s as data they will play only on the computer and special players that take CDs with MP3s. Most players can’t read them that way.

CDR is record once media. RW is erasable and re-recordable. RW has a much lower reflectivity and will often not play in entertainment players. If you watch the sales CDRs are almost free, so I don’t see much reason for RWs. Your packet writing software will even record to CDR and everything is much more secure on a packet written CDR than a packet written RW.

If you recorded as “audio” and the discs you made will not play in all of your players try a different brand of media. Fuji, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim are usually reliable.
 
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