I am starting a home project to convert all my tapes into music CD's. I am using Creative Wave Studio for doing the recording, WAV-MP3 Converter Recorder to create MP3 files for long-term digital storage, and Burn4Free to create Music Cd's in CDA format. The WAVE files are recorded at 44100Hz 16 bit Stereo with PCM compression.
I recorded one side of a tape (Bruce Springstien, Born In The USA) and the one-piece wave file was 248MB. The first song when I cut it out was a 48MB wave file. I converted that to a 4MB MP3 file.
Are these the file sizes I can expect? They seem awfully large. What is the normal Hz for most MP3 files or purchased CD's? Can I reduce any of those settings without losing too much quality? What is the file size I can expect when I convert the wave files into CDA to make the music CD's?
Thanks all ... Kirk