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How do I backup mp3 files?


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:29 AM

To back up my mp3 music files, do I have to copy them to a cd with my media player so that the cd itself can be played? Or is it just as good to copy the files to the CD so they can be opened with a computer? I think protected files have to be played on a cd to get the license, but what about mp3? I have Windows XP Professional.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:28 PM

Does anyone know the answer to my question?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:46 AM

To back up my mp3 music files, do I have to copy them to a cd with my media player so that the cd itself can be played? Or is it just as good to copy the files to the CD so they can be opened with a computer? I think protected files have to be played on a cd to get the license, but what about mp3? I have Windows XP Professional.


YOu can either burn them to a cd to play like a music cd or just burn them as data. Either way you'll have them backup'd. Just depends on what you want to do. If you do burn them as data, you can always burn a music cd later.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:33 AM

It's best to burn them as mp3's, as they're compressed files that will take up far less space on your CD's.

If you burn all the mp3's as audio CD's, the mp3's will be converted to .wav files, which are HUGE.

So, unless you want a gigantic stack of CD's on your hands, just burn the mp3's directly to data CD's. :thumbsup:
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