mp3 to wave to CD

By thewolfe ยท 15 replies
Nov 14, 2002
  1. mp3 to wave to CD
    mp3 to wave to CD

    I have downloaded an mp3 file, converted it to a wave file using MusicMatch and can play it on my computer but.....when I try to burn the wave file to a CD, I am unable to hear the wave file on the CD on anything other than my computer.

    Can't hear it on my portable CD player.

    Any suggestions?

    Also, I used Bearshare for the download. Any suggestions on sites for mp3 music?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well to start things off, some CD players might not be able to play CDR's. I know the older CD players can't play CDR's. That might be you problem. I have converted many many files before and have yet to have a problem using MusicMatch. Try playing it in another CD player and post back.

    As far as sites I'm not sure of any, sorry.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    easy cd creator by roxio does this perfectly. you just drag the mp3s onto an audio cd layout and it converts them back into audio tracks.

    Anyway, what happens when you try to play this disk in your equipment? do you just hear nothing? because not all brands of cd-r play in hi-fi equipment and portables...
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    oh, poert and I posted at the same time... ;)
  5. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    I tried it on a "couple of months" old portable Phillips CD player and my car CD player that's been around for awhile. I'll try another player and I'll try the Roxio drag and drop. I think that's how I did it originally but I'll try again.

  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Try copying an audio CD and play it in those players, if it doesn't play either, you'll know it is just the players not being able to read the CDR. If it does play, then it is either an error in the way you burned them(or the way the software did it) or it may be a problem with the conversion from mp3 to wav.
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Make sure you are recording an AUDIO CD and not a Data CD.
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yeah, you might be recording it as data .wav files, not music .wav files. Dunno why this would happen.

    Most modern day burning utilities automaticall format .wav's from .mp3's when you select them to burn onto an audio CD.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Not to mention CD-RWs.
  11. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Hey, keep in mind even new players can't even read CD-Rs properly...sad things huh :(. From my experience, it much more better to burn audio CD-Rs at slow speed say 1x or 2x. For example if you wre to burn a CD at a higher speed let say 8x, and your CD=player reads at 2x, your player will have trouble reading the CD.
  12. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    You have checked the finalize cd option? without it you won't be able to play it on any stereo...
  13. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    I was not using "audio". I used Easy CD Creator and it was easy. It did the converting for me.

    Can use CD-R's but not RW's, at least in my car.

    Thanks for the help.
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    most hi-fi equipment will not play cd-rw, only cd-r.
  15. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    The opposite it true for many DVD players where CD-R was limited to stop pirating movies to VCD; they overlooked prohibiting CD-RW. My Panasonic is like this.
    BTW: I've found that some CD players can't read CD-Rs that I write at slow speed (1x-2x) but they can if I write them at high speed (12x) on my Plextor 12x10x32x writer.
  16. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    This is true. Burning at slower speeds should not be better. CD burning is done more "naturally" at higher speeds. A standard-strict write should not have problems however.
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