MP3 to WAV question

I have a cd burner (HP 8250i) and I want to record MP# files I have onto CDR's so I can play them in my CD player.  I have Adaptec easy cd creator 3.5 (I think) and it won't let me add any MP3's to a cd layout becuse they are not in WAV format.  How can I convert these files so I can create the CDR?  The current software doesn't seem to let me convert the files to WAV as I can from an audio CD to my hard drive.  I checked the help files but it said nothing about MP3 files and how to record them.

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Get software called AudioCatalyst.   Primo.
mkelleyAuthor Commented:
Does this software replace adaptec for the burning of the audio cd?  Or does this software just help me convert the MP3" I have to WAV files?  I found the file to download but would like a little more desrciption before I download it.

mkelleyAuthor Commented:
One other thing.  Is there a way to do this with my existing software?  Or what about software that is free to download that will do what AudioCatalyst does?  Just trying to cover all possibilities.  I find it hard to beleive that Adaptec doesn't support MP3 to audio.
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the 4.0 version of adaptec cd creator supports direct MP3 to CD without having to convert them first. 3.5 won't do it.
Get winamp, from Load your mp3 files into its playlist ready for playing. Go to Preferences (Ctrl-P) and then select Plugins - Output and highlight the Disk Writer plugin. Then Close the preferences window. When you play the mp3 files it will ask you to choose a directory to put the resultant .wav files in. These .wav files can then be burned onto cd.


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mkelleyAuthor Commented:
Excellent answer.  I already had Winamp and I gave it a try and it is a breeze!  Thanks for your help.  You saved me a little bit of money on this!
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