Wizard
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April 1st, 2013 at 10:53:55 PM permalink
Quote: JB

you may be better off using Windows Media Player to burn the CD.



I followed your steps exactly and it burned the mp4 files to the CD. So, no, it didn't convert the files. I verified this by putting the CD in my car CD player and it didn't play anything.
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April 1st, 2013 at 11:11:00 PM permalink
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I followed your steps exactly and it burned the mp4 files to the CD. So, no, it didn't convert the files. I verified this by putting the CD in my car CD player and it didn't play anything.



at this point, my guess is there's something wrong with your source song files
rainman
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April 1st, 2013 at 11:20:56 PM permalink
There are many free file conversion utilities available. I found one I like that is simple and works awesome, and allows for batch conversion.

Older cd players are only capable of playing wave files. A wave file is not compressed like other formats such as mp3 -4 etc... So they are large and a typical cd will only hold 10-18 depending on length of song. I use wave because the quality of sound is way better than a compressed file like mp3.
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April 1st, 2013 at 11:29:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I followed your steps exactly and it burned the mp4 files to the CD. So, no, it didn't convert the files. I verified this by putting the CD in my car CD player and it didn't play anything.

IIRC, my daughter used to do this before she got a different car stereo that plays mp3, wav, wma etc.
She had to first convert, using itunes, the apple file to a wav file and save it to the library. Then burn the wav file.

something llike this
In Edit/Preferences, select the Advanced tab.
Under "Import Using", select "WAV Encoder"
Click OK to leave preferences
In your Music library, right-click the tune, and select "Convert Selection to WAV".
iTunes will now create the WAV file (and add it to your library)

There should be a way to do a batch conversion instead of one at a time.
I do not use itunes myself as my mp3 player plays wav, wma and many other formats right thru my stereo input jack.

I have not used a CD in years.
Can not an ipod play thru the car stereo or did apple make it so one can not.
Good Luck

Your kids can not help you out with this?
They seem to know everything these days about computer stuff and music players
except changing the needle on a record player :)
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April 2nd, 2013 at 1:32:51 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I followed your steps exactly and it burned the mp4 files to the CD. So, no, it didn't convert the files. I verified this by putting the CD in my car CD player and it didn't play anything.


Hmm. In that case, the only thing I can say with some degree of certainty is that something peculiar is definitely transpiring.
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April 2nd, 2013 at 1:45:18 AM permalink
I only use NERO for this type of task. Works flawlessly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjp4oIDDwl0

If you need a copy of Nero and don't have it, let me know as I think I have a CD that came with a CD burner that you can have.
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April 2nd, 2013 at 6:22:32 AM permalink
I agree with Ahigh == use nero.
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April 2nd, 2013 at 11:00:33 AM permalink
What are you listening to Wiz?
Maybe I can burn some stuff for you, I hace access to alot of Live music.
What I've been listening to lately is The Who-latest tour, they've been playing live the entire Quadrophenia Album plus hits.
Also been listening to Robert Plant, Hes touring in Australia with the band Space Shifters and surprisingly playing alot old Zep
Also been lestening to Neil Young, Hes also currently touring Australia with Crazy Horse and putting on some great shows
Also Eric Clapton is touring with Paul Carrack of Squeeze and they have been playing the song Tempted by the Fruit of another together.
I'm a huge huge music fan, saw the Grateful Dead over a hundred times, recorded a bunch of their concerts.
I have access to tons of live music, old and recent, Dead and non-Dead.

Peace
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April 2nd, 2013 at 11:07:22 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

What are you listening to Wiz?



Thanks for the offer to help. However, I just wanted to burn one CD for a friend of songs on my iPod. I'd be embarrassed to show anybody my playlist. It ranges from the Carpenters to Ozzy Ozbourne.
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April 2nd, 2013 at 11:35:44 AM permalink
I assume these were the steps of your first attempt

1) Open ITunes
2) You have a playlist of songs you are wanting to burn
3) Right click on the playlist and select "Burn Playlist to Disc"
4) Preferred Speed(may want to drop this down a bit), Audio CD is selected
5) Click Burn

That is the process I use all the time and has always worked.



Some questions

a) When you click on the playlist within ITunes, how long does it say it is? With the standard layout the total time is listed above the song list.
b) Look at the actual disk that was burned and compare it with a blank one. There should be a very obvious place on the burned CD where data stopped burning. If the disk is full, this line should be close to the outside edge of the disk.
c) What actually happens when you try and play the cd? The CDA files are really not actually files, so it might be possible to have only 2-3 files on the disk but be a valid cd.
d) When it is in your computer, what does ITunes say is on the disk? It can play CDs as well, does it only show the 2-3 songs?
e) How long ago did you purchase these songs?(Assuming you bought them through itunes). There was a point when they had DRM on them but that was 3-6ish years ago. I'm not sure what happens when ITunes tries to burn those songs.

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