data cd or music cd?

April 11, 2012 at 08:45:17
Specs: Windows 7
not computer savy, need to know how to burn a cd. I bought a "music cd-r" and it comes up on my windows media player as data cd? It won't play in my cd player. should I change some setting on my computer? I have tried 3 different cds and they all say they are blank music cds on the cover but the computer is stupid and reads that they are data cds. help!! thanks.

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April 11, 2012 at 08:54:17
Err.. which program do you use to burn a CD?

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April 11, 2012 at 16:27:13
If these CD's are truly blank (IE nothing has been recorded on them) then they will show as blank. You now have the option of burning data OR music on these blank CD's. It may say music CD on the cover of a blank CD but this CD can be used for either music or date. The computer is correct in this case. Start burning.

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April 11, 2012 at 21:18:24
If your files you are trying to burn are in something like an MP3 format and you want them left in that format you would burn them as data, they will remain in whatever format they are in currently. The device you put the disc in must be capable of reading an mp3 etc format. That allows you to put a ton of music on one cd. Now if you have these mp3 music files and you want to make it so they will play in any car cd etc, then you burn them as an "audio cd" this will convert the mp3's into the standard audio format and will allow for 15-25 (depending on how long songs are) per disk.

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April 12, 2012 at 03:50:15
It's simple. The disk is empty, and so, the computer reads it as a data disk, which is the default format for any empty disk.
You can convert it to either a data disk or an audio disk at the time of burning it.

If you choose to create a data disk or a mp3 disk, the storage capacity depends on the size of each file. (Typical size of each CD is about 700 MB).

If you choose to create an audio CD, the number of songs you can store in the CD depends on the duration of each song. (Typical duration of an audio CD is 80 min).

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