ripping files to mp3

August 2, 2013 at 13:17:50
Specs: Windows XP
I was wondering if anyone could help. I am downsizing my cd collection and have ripped many of my cds onto the laptop library in mp3 format using FreeRIP 4.3. Although when I went to transfer 5 albums onto the one blank cd it would only allow me to burn one album and said that there was not enough space. Does anyone know how to put albums in mp3 format onto the one blank cd?

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#1
August 2, 2013 at 13:35:06
How large are your MP3 files? I am assuming you are using a program to burn the MP3's and its trying to convert it back to wav , which is why one album would burn.

If you are looking to put raw MP3's on a blank CD (can hold a little over 700mb of data) just drag and drop the raw MP3 files onto the blank disk and use your operating system to burn the files directly on or another piece of software as long as you just burn the data and not convert back to audio disc. Keep in mind, wherever you look to play the CD must be able to read MP3 format.

What OS are you using?

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#2
August 2, 2013 at 13:40:55
Hi,

thanks for your reply.

I am using windows xp, but I am using a software package called FreeRIP 4.3 that allowed me to convert the files from audio to mp3 format. However when I went to burn multiple albums from the computer to a blank cd it was only allowing me to copy one across. How many albums in mps format can you get on a blank cd?

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#3
August 2, 2013 at 13:49:21
" How many albums in mp3 format can you get on a blank cd?"
It depends entirely on the mp3 but they are not usually huge so you should be able to get quite a few on there (10 at least).

What burning software are you using?

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#4
August 2, 2013 at 13:50:29
On average (depending on how long the song is and sound quality) a MP3 is anywhere from 3 - 10mb - going on the high side you should be able to fit at least 70 - 75 songs. Are you trying to use FreeRIP 4.3 to burn to the CD as well?
I would just use Windows instead.

1. Put in the blank CD into your burner
2. Locate all the MP3 files and open in Windows Explorer
3. Highlight over all of the MP3 files
4. Right click on one of them (when they are all high-lighted) and go to "Send to"
5. "Send-to" will show a new menu, you will want to click on "CD/DVD-RW Drive"
6.In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive.
Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD. Check that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD are displayed under Files Ready to Be Written to the CD.
7. Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write to CD.

Or reference this KB article on how to burn files / folders to a CD: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306524

Thanks for any input.


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#5
August 2, 2013 at 14:06:32
There could be some confusion here.

If you are just burning mp3 file onto a CD for playing one by one on a computer then I wouldn't argue with the 70 -75 mentioned in response #4. If however you are burning a playable disk (suitable for a domestic player) using mp3's then they are unpacked and about 21 is a typical limit, depending on the length of the tracks.

EDIT:
By domestic player I mean the type that plays ordinary commercial CD's, not the type that has an mp3 playing facility.

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