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Old 07-02-2014, 12:04 AM   #1
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no sound on conventional CD player after burning mp3 to a CD


I'm using Xubuntu, the latest one. I have a Dell Optiplex 170L desktop. I downloaded the mp3 to the computer and then burned it to a CD. The CD burn was incredibly fast (less than 10 seconds for over an hour of mp3) and it works fine on the Xfburn player on my computer. But when I try to play the CD on a regular CD player, although the LED on my CD player shows that the time is ticking off, there is no sound. Any ideas? Thanks!
 
Old 07-02-2014, 01:05 AM   #2
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Hi,

regular cd players won't play mp3 files, which prompts the following questions:

What method did you use to convert the mp3 to a wav before burning? I guess you didn't. Some burning software will do the conversion for you if you tell it to - what program did you use to perform the burn? What options did you give it?

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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Find the item on your burning program's menu to "Burn Audio CD." Then your burning program will convert the *.mp3 files to the correct format (it's a wave format, but the file extension is something else--*.cda I think).

Different burning programs hide it in different places in the menu. Doing a web search for "burn audio CD [program name]" should quickly get you an answer.
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:35 AM   #4
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Correct Frank

If you import mp3's and burn it normally. The resulting files will stay as mp3 (CD will be a data disc). And most CD players can't play those. But if you choose "burn audio disc" option, then the resulting disc will be an audio disc with files a CD player can read.

If OP is using Brasero, it's very easy. Just choose audioproject (same in English I guess, since I'm using the Dutch language) and you're good to go. K3b works very similar. You'll see the option when you start the program. Or can go File -> New Project -> New Audio CD Project from the menu.

Good luck
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:06 AM   #5
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Hi,

ok, since people are giving explicit suggestions. Here's how I'd do it.
Code:
sudo apt-get install burn
burn -A *.mp3
Evo2.

PS. The burn package is universe in Ubuntu (in main in Debian)
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:24 AM   #6
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Thanks all three of you! All of your responses helped me figure out how to do it.

What I had done was I found this thing online:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-do...nd-prompt.html

And I put the first command into the terminal and got a .wav file (and of course I had the original mp3 file as well). I tried the second command but it did nothing.

Then I put a cdr disc in the computer and went to Xfburn player in my Xubuntu accessories. What I did wrong was I did a data burn instead of an audio burn.

And I did the burn with the mp3 file, not the .wav file, so I'm thinking that's what Evo2 was talking about with some of the programs doing the conversion for you.

Bottom line: it worked and the CD plays in all my CD players.

Many thanks guys!

P.S. Evo2, we must've been doing our posts at the same time, but like I said, I already got it working. Thanks!

Last edited by Gregg Bell; 07-03-2014 at 02:26 AM. Reason: adding
 
Old 07-03-2014, 02:41 AM   #7
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Hi,

well done. Converting the mp3 to a wav file like you did is exactly what I was talking about.

Cheers,

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