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MP3 & 4 burn to audio cd with win 7

hi,

i am using win 7ultimate.  with in  win7, is there software which will take my mp3 , and mp4 files, and covert them to what is needed to be played on my cd player.

could you please be specific in what program, and then with what steps.

any help appreciated.
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koreansuperCommented:
there is. Use format factory that can convert mp3, mp4, WMA, WMV, and others
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koreansuperCommented:
sorry forget the link
http://www.formatoz.com/ 
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crumleyCommented:
Windows Media Player should be able to burn most formats...I say "should" because I've only burnt MP3, WMA files.

To burn in Windows Media Player, add your files to the library (drag and drop works well) then go to the "Burn" tab in the upper right hand corner of the app, then drag your album...songs...whatever. Then click "Start Burn" at the top of the list when you are done.
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broncbusterCommented:
I wouldn't rely on any "built in" software from windows 7.  I've always had success converting and burning cds with itunes.  
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
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senadCommented:
Windows 7 can not convert mp4 or mp3 to cda format (which then can be played in most CD players).
For this you need another tool.Now,it all depends if you want some free tool that is available or the ones you have to pay?
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senadCommented:
Now, the best tool IMHO is the Easy CD-DA Extractor from :
http://www.poikosoft.com/

Another tool that many use is Nero:
http://www.nero.com/enu/index.html

I personally use Goldwave :
http://www.goldwave.com/

The choices are many but like I said,it all depends are you willing
to pay for it or no....


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senadCommented:
Also,there is a difference between converting audio formats and burning them to CD.
To burn already converted songs you can use W7 also....
I use the combination : convert with Goldwave - burn with Nero.
Now,whatever tool you use,there should be a nice tutorial explaining the process too ...
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senadCommented:
Goldwave however does not convert to cda,just to let you know....
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senadCommented:
This is a programme that was once a legend.
It is free and despite years still good....
http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/audiograbber.htm
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
everyone...first off... thanks for contributing....
but let's take it back a notch...
now i see that my mps on a cdr means nothing to my car's cd player.
burning is the simple process of transfer files from hard drive to cd-rom
in order to play them in my car, i need to change the file type to   ?    is that the CDA format.  ?
is the process of altering the format what you guys are refurring to as " Ripping "
or is that generally the opposite... meaning taking a retail cd-rom and making a mp3 type file out of it...
a little nonemcalature wouldbe helpful...:)

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crumleyCommented:
As long as you make sure you burn an Audio CD (as opposed to a Data CD) you should be fine playing the CD on your car's CD player. I've burnt many MP3-WMA files with Windows Media Player, and played them fine in my portable CD player. Senad and broncbuster also suggested alternative software that should also work.
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
I woul dreally like to expore using windows media player.

what steps woul dyou take.
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crumleyCommented:
ok...

1. Add the files you want to burn to WMP's library. Just drag and drop them in, or if they are in your Music folders, they should be added.
2. Put in your CD...of course
3. In Windows Media Player, go to the "Burn" tab. (upper right hand corner)
4. Make SURE you are burning an "Audio CD" if it's a data CD, it won't play in CD players...unless they can play MP3's. If you are not burning an Audio CD, then click on the button you see in the screenshot, and you should get a similar menu. Click "Audio CD" (obviously)
5. Drag and drop your library albums into the right pane where it says "Drag Items Here to Create a burn list"
6. After you have all the songs you want to burn on the CD, click "Start Burn" which is in the top right hand corner underneath the Burn tab.

Let me know if this doesn't work, and what part didn't. But it should work...I've done it many times.

P.S. Have a Merry Christmas!!
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
first off,

thanks so much.... your instructions are really good... but you 'd be surprised how cumbersome WMP is for the neophite...

for instance... I clicked on the " hide List" and can not find it again :)
and you talk of the library.... can u confirm the following:
WMP is a cateloging software. it will include in it's library all music in all my files..They do not have to be in a particular folder to be seen by WMP... correct?

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intelogentAuthor Commented:
foundit....
by clicking hte burn menu.. the list reappears...

i'll be back in a moment.
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
ok,

got it.... now when i look at the disc in win Explorer it no longer shows a file structure, but rather a listing of tracks.
i woul dsay that is sucess....:)

now i only put a few songs ( track) on here... can i add more to this CD?

will this process also work for a movie type file and burn it to a DVD?

and thanks so much for hte help
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crumleyCommented:
if you burnt your CD, then you can't put more on...it's finished. Nothing can be changed. However, if you have a CD-RW, or burnt to one, then you can erase it or change it. I'm actually not sure if you have to erase first or if you can just directly change it.

No...you can't do that with a movie. But Windows DVD Maker could help you out there with burning a movie. It's not as good as 3rd party tools...but it usually is up for the job. You could check that out.

glad I could help!!
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
seems as though if i open the disk with WMP  it recognizes the artists... but not if i open it with I tunes...
if that a BIll gates thing?
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crumleyCommented:
oh man...I'm not sure about that. I think it's supposed to burn all the album info with the audio track. But it might not. I'm not sure because my CD player doesn't have any artist/album info.
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
thanks for seeing me through
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