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Why does it burn in MP3 format?

Posted by Twilight-186781 - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by courtiot-185037 - 16 years ago

Probably a silly bit of advice, but re-writable cd's wont play on a HI-FI either :) Make sure you have normal cd's :)A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.

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Posted by Zeynep-183200 - 16 years ago

You don't need to do any converting.

Just download "Real 1 Player" (free) here:


Then, open Real Player, click on "burn CD", select the tracks you want to burn on the CD, and then click OK. That is all.

The CD you burn will play anywhere and everywhere :-)



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Posted by TerryT-188383 - 16 years ago

I take it the songs on your computer are in MP3 format. This means they'll have the extension .mp3 after the name of the song. You need to make sure that the songs are converted to .wav format before you burn the cd.

Do a search for shareware that allows you to convert the mp3 files to wav files. Your 5MB mp3 file will then be converted to a 60MB wav file which can the be played on normal cd players.

Well at least this is what I do.

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Posted by OK-186520 - 16 years ago

Hi Twilight,

sounds like you are creating a Data CD not an Audio CDm that means it wont play on any Hi-Fi unles they can read MP3's of a Disc.

It's just a simple setting you have to change before burning the cd. Normaly it depends on what program you are using to burn the CD's, on some it is easy to set on others not.

If you are just transferin the songs straight to the Burner, without a program then it will always create a Data CD. You must Use a program like Windows Media Player (free) or Real One Player (free), as the song has to be converted to a Aduio Fromat first.


Hope that helps.