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    burning mp3 files (windows media player 10)

    I am trying to burn mp3 files to a cd. Windows Media Player will only burn 13 to 14
    mp3 songs and then says the disk is full. I should be able get 200 songs on a
    blank cd. What am I doing wrong?

    When I look at the cd the files are still mp3 format.

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    Re: burning mp3 files (windows media player 10)

    Most CD players can handle only uncompressed audio - i.e. they will not play mp3's (unlike a dedicated mp3 player). Most burning software actually converts the mp3 to uncompressed audio in "Red Book" format. As a result, you are limited to from 74 to 80 minutes of music when you burn mp3's to CD.
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    Re: burning mp3 files (windows media player 10)

    I think we're talking "apples and oranges" here. When you say you are trying to "burn" the MP3s to a CD, do you mean that you want to copy as many MP3 files to the CD as you can to archive them, transport them or use them in another device (not a CD player)?? Or are you trying to "burn" a CD for use in a standard CD player ?? If it is the latter of these, then John is correct in that you can only get about 12 - 15 songs on the CD. To get the number of MP3 files you are interested in putting on the CD you need to use Windows Explorer to drag the MP3 files to your CD-RW drive and when you get about 650 MB of data there (125 - 200 MP3s depending on bitrate) you simply write the files to the CD. This will type of CD will <big>NOT</big> play in a standard CD player.
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    Re: burning mp3 files (windows media player 10)

    Yep, what Doc says is spot on. Generally if you try to burn files to a CD from Media Player, it will burn them as a 'standard' audio file that will play on your stereo system. To copy MP3 files, just drag 'n' drop in Windows Explorer as you would any other file.
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    Re: burning mp3 files (windows media player 10)

    In other words, what the above folks are all telling you is that you need to burn what some burning software refers to as "DATA" files rather than "AUDIO" files.

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