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#1 huMAC

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:47 PM

I have alot of these music files that are longer then the maximum length of CD. For example, I have a CD that hold 80 mins but the file is over 80 mins. Is there a program that allow me to shrink the file in order to make it fit the CD?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:00 PM

Burn to a cd using mp3 format.
You can get a lot of music on a disc that way-I have almost 200 songs on one cd when burned as mp3.

The only catch is that your player has to be able to playback mp3.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

Before you cuting part of your music (you can try the free Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ) you might consider enabling overburn option in your burning SW (eg. Nero :D ) and overburn your CDs a little.
Usualy a 82min is fine, on qualiy CDs, using quality burners (eg. NECs, NOT LG...) :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:28 PM

What does audacity do? Also what is overburning?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

What format is the music (mp3, wav, etc.)?
Is it recorded as individual songs, or full albums?
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:33 AM

Its an mp3 format and its not really a song or an album. Its like an audio of this person talking about stuff.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

see the wiki for audacity

http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?tit...separate_tracks

you would need to seperate the longer mp3's into smaller chunks and then burn to more than 1 audio cd

a simpler program and also free is this one

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3splitter/

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

Before breaking down the file, try the simple method first. (If you haven't already tried this)

Open the program you use to burn, then tell it what file you want to record.
Next you'll need to root around the options to find out what format it's set to record. If it's anything other than mp3, change it to mp3.

The program will let you know if the file is still to large for the disc.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:33 PM

Is there a program that do the same method like mp3splitter but for WMA?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:36 PM

Its an mp3 format

Do you actually require the disc to be recorded as a music CD? ie one that will play in any CD player, even if it's not mp3 capable?

If not, there won't be any need to cut an .mp3 format file to fit on a CD, even if it's substantially over 80 min duration.

The 80 min capacity for a CD is only if the sound file you're putting onto CD is already the same format (.wav) or if the .mp3 file is being converted in order to burn a music CD (one that will play in any CD player).

The conversion will happen if when you use your burning software, you start out to burn an audio disc not a data disc. If you choose to burn a music/audio disk, then select an .mp3 file or files, the burning software converts the .mp3 to .wav format, so a 90 min file won't fit on a CD. If you start out choosing to burn a data disc, .mp3 files will go onto the CD still being .mp3 format, and you could fit many times 80 minutes on one CD. Many modern CD players and most DVD players will play the .mp3 file(s) happily.

If you're already aware of all this, please disregard the post.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:20 PM

Any of you guys know a good free WMA splitter?




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