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.

Thanks
mkelleyAsked:
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larrypaloozaCommented:
Get software called AudioCatalyst.   Primo.
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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.

Thanks
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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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zuf50Commented:
If spending the money is not a problem,
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.
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vsamtaniCommented:
Get winamp, from www.winamp.com. 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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