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computer questions re: recording cd / mp3'sDougSloan
May 28, 2002 9:13 AM
My brother has a car audio cd/mp3 player on his houseboat, and I want to record some mp3's for him on cd's. I've searched, but can't figure something out.

Do I record the cd as an audio disc, or as a computer data disc? Those seem to be my choices. Do I just copy the mp3 files onto the disc? I'll have no way to test this before sending it to him, other than on my computer; not sure it's the same, though, as using it in the player.

I've made lots of cd's from wavefiles, but this seems to be different, at least in the program I'm using, Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.

Thanks for any info.

if his unit can play MP3sColnagoFE
May 28, 2002 9:16 AM
then copy as data...if it is a conventional CD player you need to convert to a usuable format, but it will take up way more room. you will get more songs if you keep it in MP3 format.
May 28, 2002 9:27 AM
His plays mp3's and cd (wavefiles, as I understand it). I think we can put about 150 mp3 files on the cdr.


MP3's, CD's, DVD'sDave Hickey
May 28, 2002 9:36 AM
A little off subject, but my 11 year old son had left over birthday money and wanted a DVD player. Yesterday we went to BestBuy and bought a combo DVD,MP3,CD player for $89.99. It is an amazing how technology has changed. It hooked up to his TV in 5 minutes and in addition to playing DVD's it plays audio CD's and recorded MP3's.
Remember the first CD players?Me Dot Org
May 28, 2002 1:28 PM
I remember a friend spent $1100. Yeah, you can still spend that much (or more) but you can get a transport and A/D converter that will blow the socks off anything you could have bought 10 years ago.

MP3 - well, it's definitely not as good as CD, but in a car, or if the source material is poor, or if you're listening in an area with ambient noise - MP3 works just fine, and saves a ton of disk space.

Anyone have any recommendations for a decent MP3 car player? I figure I can carry 5 or 6 CDs and have a lot of my music covered...
and cell phonesDougSloan
May 28, 2002 1:49 PM
I think the first cell phones were around $1500; now they give them away.

I bought a simple add/subtract multiply/divide LED calculator around 1974 for around $50 then. In today's dollars, that would buy a complete computer.

Patience certainly has its rewards when it comes to electonics purchases.

And the calculator was the size of a desktop computer... (nm)Dave Hickey
May 28, 2002 3:24 PM