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Stupid question about burning music CDs

post #1 of 15
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My DH refuses to let us have an ipod so I thought I'd just join itunes this weekend and download to CDs. It burned to the CD O.K. because I can see it, but I can't hear it. I have CDRWs that I burn photos onto and that's what I'm using. Do I need to get CDs that are only made for audio?
post #2 of 15
mmm the CDs should be ok Chris - it shouldn't make any difference.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
The file has an "m4p" extension. Did I download it incorrectly?
post #4 of 15
it may be that you need to have a look at the Options or Preferences on whatever software you're using as your music player to make sure it handles MP4 files. A lot of the time the software options only have a few filetypes ticked and you have to go and enable the others.
post #5 of 15
To burn those files is tricky, atleast thats what I have read so far. However, there is some good news, there is a program that supports the burning of those files, however, I do not know if it will be burn "protected" or "encrypted" files. You can download the demo and try it. The location is here:
http://www.poikosoft.com/

It supports the following formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, Windows Media Audio 8, Windows Media Audio 9, Windows Media Audio 9.1, Ogg Vorbis, MP4, M4A, AAC, FLAC, Musepack, VQF, WAV, AIFF, Monkey's Audio, and Shorten. Also, the Nero Digital (Nero AAC) is supported if you have the Nero Burning ROM installed on your computer.

Try that out and see what happens. I would help you more but just waking up, my brain isn't functioning. If that program does not work, I'll do some more research.
post #6 of 15
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Beth Real Player, worked ! Thank you also , E for trying to help. I didn't see your post until I had already figured it out. Now if it would just work with the car or home CD player
post #7 of 15
Yay! I'm glad it worked. Don't know whether it will work in the car though . If not - can you convert the file type to an MP3?
post #8 of 15
definitely, Chris, no one question (IMO) is stupid... nobody is wisdom
I hope can I help you, but I´m not good with programs...,..... BUT Mr Community Leader,and you know what I mean Is a Genious, maybe he can help you, why you not send him a PM?
post #9 of 15
If the CD player in your car or home stereo is older, it may not play a burned CD. I don't run Windows, so I may not be of much help, but when I was downloading mp3s and burning them, I found an Apple program that converted them into regular sound files so they would play on my other CD players.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by captiva
Beth Real Player, worked ! Thank you also , E for trying to help. I didn't see your post until I had already figured it out. Now if it would just work with the car or home CD player
Depending on how old your home or car CD player is, it will only play music from a computer that is saved as a ".WAV" file, like "Crapdiva-track01.wav". Some newer stereos will play MP3 and WMA files though. Try an MP3 on those stereos. If it doesn't play then you know. You could convert the songs you want to hear in your home/car stereo to WAV format with something like www.dbpoweramp.com (music convertor), but make sure that you delete the WAV files after you've burned them to a CD because WAV files are big. dbpowerAMP is very easy to use.
post #11 of 15
That's exactly what I am talking about. I have a program called MPecker Drop Decoder that converts an mp3 file into an AIFF file on a Mac. After I did that and burned the CDs, they play on all of my CD players.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much, Ryan I might try it but it sounds very, very scary to me..... I get nervous downloading crap. One day I'm going to download something and the whole system is going to crash. I think maybe it would be easier to tell DH to buy me a car with a newer CD player.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by crapdiva
Thanks so much, Ryan I might try it but it sounds very, very scary to me..... I get nervous downloading crap. One day I'm going to download something and the whole system is going to crash. I think maybe it would be easier to tell DH to buy me a car with a newer CD player.
Well I use dbpowerAMP. It's only a 1.8MB download and it won't crash your system, but by all means, get your husband to agree on a newer CD player that will play other file types.
post #14 of 15
As long as your hubby is buying....my daughter is asking for a car......
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sure, I put in a request for you, too
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