changing mp3 files

I have an acer 4x4x32 cd rom burner/rewriter.  When i go to burn some mp3 files to the writer it says it must be formated as a wav. file - how do i change the settings on my writer,  or how do i transform a mp3 file to a wav. file????

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
GrasshopperAsked:
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MrbreezeCommented:
The problem is in the software or program you are using to make the burn. Read all the documentation that came with it or the help files in the program. If the software can only burn in .wav format you must convert the MP3 and again that would be done with software. You don't mention what program your using I assume it came with the CDR/RW          Mrbreeze
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netmageCommented:
You need to burn the CD as a data cd and not a music CD to maintain the MP3 compression.

These will only be playable via computer MP3 player although there are new Music cd players on the market than read data cd's and Mp3's.

Note that converting RAW cd to Mp3 degrades the quality of the original sound and restoring to WAV from MP3 does not restore the quality.
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bgrindyCommented:
Winamp does a good job of converting any type of audio file to the wav format, Winamp is even freeware. Check it out at www.winamp.com In the preferences you can set the output to DiskWriter, then select a directory to save the wav in. If you have any more questions about how to use Winamp, send another message.

Happy New Year/Millennium !!
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GrasshopperAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help it worked - but now winamp doesn't always work sometimes there is sound and sometimes there isn't (and not just in winamp, in all windows applications) It almost seems like my soundcard has temp disapeared.

(and i did change the winamp settings to output like suggested but back to default to actually listen to music)

And i also have another question about my cpu and windows 98 freezing and an illegal op always appearing. ( I tell you more when you reply )

thanks

Grasshopper
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bgrindyCommented:
OK, start a new topic though, tell me what you will name it, and I will talk to you there
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GrasshopperAuthor Commented:
after changing my files to wav files now the will burn on the cd writer but now my cd writer tells me after the disk is burnt that they have been illegally formatted .  Therefore wasting a recordable disk>>>>>>

Any help??
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bgrindyCommented:
It tells you this afterwards ? Have you tried playing the disc in your cd player ?

Thanx
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GrasshopperAuthor Commented:
yes and the cd player says - no data or disk

I have a brand new sony dvd player and it won't play in that either..(i have a very expensive stereo in my car, which these cd's are going to help me alot, and my car stereo will read the cd after a few minutes but u can't control the tracks?????)

wierd isn't it - i even tried to reinstall the acer rewriter and still no help ??
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bgrindyCommented:
Have you tried playing the wav files in Winamp ? If they do not work, then I can send you a link to a different MP3 decoder.

It may be a problem with your CD-RW too, if it isn't the mp3 decoder, I will check out Acer's website.

Talk to You Later
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GrasshopperAuthor Commented:
bgrindy - thanks i have played them back in winamp and it does seem to be working now - but it still won't burn to a larger disk(700mb/80min)
It will burn to a smaller disk though,
(640mb/74mins)

What do you think??
are there any setting that have to be changed?

thanks again

grasshopper
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bgrindyCommented:
The Acer cd rom burner may not support 700 megabyte cds. Take a look at their website, and e-mail the support they have. If you want I could check out their website and give you the e-mail address.
The smaller disk format is only 6 minutes shorter, so it won't make that big of a difference will it?

Happy to Help,
       Bgrindy
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GrasshopperAuthor Commented:
thanks bgrindy - i'll check the website and see what they have to say

Thanks

grasshopper
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