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    Windows Media Player (Version Version 11.0.6001.7000)

    MP3 collections that came from an audio CD no longer fit on a single disc. Is there any way that anyone knows to either reduce this gap or eliminate it completely?

    On a related note, I would use my Roxio Creative Suite version 10 (Vista compatible) to do this but it doesn't seem to write the song information, Artist, Album, Title etc to the CD. When I pleay the CD I get Track1, Track2 etc as the list of song titles. I have tried all the things in the Roxio help but still it doesn't work. Writing the tracks with MP does write the song information but alas with the problem mentioned above. Does anyone know how to make Roxio write this information or can recommend another program, again Vista compatible, I will be eternally grateful.

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    Re: Windows Media Player (Version Version 11.0.6001.7000)

    I think you will find that the compressed files that are on the CD are smaller than they are when converted to MP3's. Therefore they will NOT fit on a different CD.

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    Re: Windows Media Player (Version Version 11.0.6001.7000)

    Kevin,

    Your first question:
    - MP3 format is a compressed audio format; further compression is technically impossible. Try to use other media: recordable DVD, USB flash drive, etc.

    Your second question:
    - An audio CD contains music files in uncompressed format similar to wave format. Neither such format contains any additional information ("tags") about the music file, nor corresponding CDA file, which is mere representation of CD audio track. As a workaround, some companies provide online databases about commercial CDs and DVDs (Windows Media Player gets information from one of such databases). Your custom audio CD, naturally, is not included, that's why you get "Track01", "Track02", etc. labels.
    - If you wish to create a CD which contains MP3 files ("data CD"), just remember that data CD may not be recognized on some CD players. MP3 files contain pulse code modulation information and additional text information (tags) for Artist, Album, Lyrics etc. You can use third-party tag editors (see http://www.mymusictools.com/free/mp3-tag-editor.htm for instance) to edit MP3 tags. After editing, tags are embedded in MP3 files and can be burned to CDs. Windows Media Player (WMP) v.10 and v.11 does not show all tags; you can try other media players of your choice.

    Unfortunately, many popular media players are not fully Vista compatible yet. For example:
    - MusicMatch Jukebox needs to be run in compatibility mode (see Vista and Musicmatch for details);
    - Winamp Player also has a few known issues (see http://www.winamp.com/player/faq#35)

    Good luck!

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    Re: Windows Media Player (Version Version 11.0.6001.7000)

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately part of my original post is missing. My fault, I should have checked. What I meant to say is that I have a large collection of music that I have ripped from CDs to MP3 files on my server at home. Occasionally I need to recreate CDs for playing on a CD player or in my car. I like to include the Tag information on the CD so that when it plays you can see the information on the small screen on the front of the CD player or car stereo.

    Roxio can create CDs but I can't seem to get the damn thing to include the song information from the tags. I get Track1, Track2 etc and Unknown Album when I play the discs. I have tried everything but to no avail.

    Media player writes the song and album information no bother but in certain cases reports that the music will not fit onto a single disc. This appears to be caused by MP inserting a gap between the tracks that pushes the total time over the limit of a normal CD. I was asking if this gap can be either shortened or eliminated.


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    Re: Windows Media Player (Version Version 11.0.6001.7000)

    "Occasionally I need to recreate CDs for playing on a CD player or in my car"
    Since this is what you want to do, why not just do a "Copy CD" using Roxio?

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