3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 9:30 PM by windsurfertx
windsurfertx Level 1 (0 points)

I've got a MP3 Disk player in the car.

Instead of burning audio disks it makes sense to burn mp3 files. you can get a lot more songs that way and I've done it before with windows.

So, I've gone about loading up a disk to burn with a bunch of mp3 files and then located the Burn CD button, (not so easy with Mac).

Then I got the message that it cant do it,  remove some files.

What! Remove SOME files?  So I'm wondering how many?

So here I am running using the half split rule to see how many MP3 files can be burned.

(wouldn't burn 140 files, so I tried 70 files- success, tried half the difference 105 files - no success)

one would think that the operating system would give you an over or under indication.

I do realize that each song varies in megabyte size.

 

-Chuck Taylor


iMac, iOS 6.0.1
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,782 points)

    I do realize that each song varies in megabyte size.

    Precisely!

     

    one would think that the operating system would give you an over or under indication.

    Arguably it does, in terms of MB. A CD hold max 700MB. It can't figure out how many songs it will hold, but the burn folder will show the total size of the folder as you add songs. Stop at, say, 650MB and try a burn!

  • Gerard Van Schip Level 1 (45 points)

    You can burn MP3 CD's straight from iTunes!

     

    1. create playlist
    2. add music to playlist
    3. right click or CTRL click on playlist and choose "Burn playlist to Disc"
    4. choose MP3 from the dialog that comes up

     

    iTunes will assist you to either limit the songs to fit on one CD or spread it over several CD's

     

    Good luck

  • windsurfertx Level 1 (0 points)

    Great,

     

    thanks, I thought iTunes would only make audio CDs but not mp3s.