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Old 10-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Converting MP3 Files


I Have a load of music in MP3 format but my car radio CD player will only play standard CDs.
Is it possible to convert music in MP3 format into another format that an ordinary CD Player might recognise.
Please note I am a Newbie so something as simple as possible with a GUI would be helpful.
Any additional comments anyone might like to add to this topic would be helpful.

Thanks
 
Old 10-03-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Google is your friend: http://www.yty.net/h/mp3cd/
If you don't like this one there are plenty of others where it came from. I googled linux create audio iso to find it.
ciao,
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:18 AM   #3
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The Audio CD format is the same raw 16bit/44100 stereo pcm held in your standard .wav files. You can use any number of programs to convert audio to .wav, which should then be burnable to disk.

Most of the gui cd burning applications can automatically do this for you internally these days. Check the documentation of the one you use.

In addition there are a good number of other programs specifically designed to do what you want. Search your distribution's software library.

Last edited by David the H.; 10-04-2011 at 02:19 AM. Reason: slight rewording
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:28 AM   #4
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I can't offer a suggestion for converting the files, but what I do suggest is that during searching for the solution that you get rewriteable cd's until you find the solution.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 04:17 AM   #5
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Code:
sudo apt-get install soundconverter
Make sure you check the preferences and change to your liking.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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gnomebaker has this feature. Ask it to create an Audio CD. Add your mp3 files. It will tell you when you overflow the CD. It will then convert and burn the CD.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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To build on what pwalden said, almost every DVD/CD burner I've used for Windows or Linux has a "Create audio CD" tool. Using that will convert the files to *.cda format for burning (which, as David the H. said, is relabeled *.wav format).
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:12 AM   #8
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The program "burn" [1] (packaged in Debian [2]) is awesome for this sort of thing.
It's not a gui, but I think for a task like this using a gui would just make things more complicated.

Usage example:

Code:
burn -A -a *.mp3
Cheers,

Evo2.

1. http://www.bigpaul.org/burn/
2. http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/burn

---------- Post added 2011-10-06 at 16:12 ----------

The program "burn" [1] (packaged in Debian [2]) is awesome for this sort of thing.
It's not a gui, but I think for a task like this using a gui would just make things more complicated.

Usage example:

Code:
burn -A -a *.mp3
Cheers,

Evo2.

1. http://www.bigpaul.org/burn/
2. http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/burn
 
  


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