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Recording music files as data

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Party Rican!, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Party Rican!

    Party Rican! Thread Starter

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    I've heard that cd's may be used to record music files as data, and this will enable the cd to contain a lot more music than normal . Does anyone know how I could do this? How much time or space would I then be able to record (as compared to the usual 80 minutes of music on the typical cd)? I have an Easy Media Creator program (but I'm willing to get whatever program allows me to do this), Windows XP and both, a cd and dvd burner.
     
  2. RootbeaR

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    Create data disc in your disc burning program. Should get 2000+ songs on a DVD if in MP3 format. (Data discs do not play in CD players)
     
  3. Party Rican!

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    I appreciate the reply, but a friend of mine has a home-made cd that contains about 10 albums (about 200 songs) on one 80-minute cd. He said a friend of his recorded it as data, thus enabling him to record more songs. Anyway, that person's away on vacation, so I can't get the info from him, and I would like to get started on recording these type of cd's immediately. I'll just hope someone else can reply with assistance.
     
  4. Party Rican!

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    By the way, I physically had that cd (the one with about 200 songs on it) and confirmed it played on a regular cd player. So, somehow, it's possible.
     
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    Some newer CD players may also play MP3 music files burned onto data CDs. Double check the specifications of that particular CD player.

    With a suitable bit rate conversion setting, an MP3 music file can be 1/10 the data size of the of the same track on an audio CD. That could easily give you 200 or more tracks on one data CD. There are other compressed music file formats besides MP3.
     
  6. briealeida

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    I just bought an '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser (don't really mean to brag too much) anyway, I can play data CDs as well as regular ones with it! :)!
     
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    Just don't be surprised if some of your commercial music CDs refuse to play in it. The copy protection on some commercial discs may prevent them from working correctly in higher end players that use data capable drives.

    http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/560139-cd-wont-play.html
     
  8. briealeida

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    I've yet to have an issue, hater.

    Besides, I make backups of all my originals and put them away. If you can manage it, a data CD is more efficient. I can only have six CDs in my car at a time so why waste space?
     
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