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Old 05-07-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Burning to CD-R

I've just downloaded a playlist from iTunes to a CD-R. There is 175 MB of songs on the playlist; however, I've had to use 3 650 MD CDs to burn all the songs.

Why is this?

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Old 05-07-2005, 06:53 AM   #2
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When you downloaded them were they compressed? If yes when they unfolded they went back to their full uncompressed sized. A lot of files online are compressed to save space and reduce the amount of download time.
Another reason could be you didn't keep them in the same format as when you downloaded them. Converting formats can change the size of the file. Some burning software has to be watched carefully as it will use the last setting or a default setting and it might not be what you wanted it to be.
Check all that and reburn them. Cd are cheap enought now days to do experimenting.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Burning to CD-R

When a file is ripped onto your PC its encoded into a format which saves the data in an abbreveated state. Your PC can read the abreveated file and decode it back into audio.

A CD player is "dumb" can only read the raw audio track for playback.

If you select 80Mb of MP3 and try to burn it as an audo CD, your PC will decode the files back into the raw audio format used on CD origonaly which takes more space on the CD than the music file on your PC
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