Burning Two Albums to CD?

Sambo110

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I am trying to burn two albums to one CD. 29 songs, 192.5mb. The CD is 800 megs, but it also says 80 minutes. Does this mean it has a limit of 80 minutes of songs for some reason?
 

hexonxonx

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Yes, the limit is 80 minutes. It's been probably 10 years since I've burned a CD but sometimes the software I used would allow me to over burn by almost a minute.
 

Fishrrman

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"I am trying to burn two albums to one CD. 29 songs, 192.5mb. The CD is 800 megs, but it also says 80 minutes. Does this mean it has a limit of 80 minutes of songs for some reason?"

I believe the songs you have are in mp3 format, is that correct? (they might be in other formats, too)

If so, I'm _guessing_ that the 192.5mb you're referring to above is the size of the mp3 files, but the files _after_ they are burned to CD will be much larger.

A music CD can hold 700mb of UNcompressed audio (16-bit, 44.1khz). That's 80 minutes, yes, but 29 songs may be "too much" -- that is, longer than 80 minutes once burned in CD format.

If you are using something like Toast, it will tell you the length of time and total size of the files you're trying to burn. This way, you won't "go over" the limit.

Unfortunately, I don't believe iTunes give you a precise "minutes/seconds" for playlist you're trying to burn to CD. Instead, it shows a relatively useless "1.2" hours, or something like that. Wonder why they don't fix this.

There are some other freeware burning apps that might work for you. I'd suggest trying "SimplyBurns":
http://simplyburns.en.softonic.com/mac
 

NogbadTheBad

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I am trying to burn two albums to one CD. 29 songs, 192.5mb. The CD is 800 megs, but it also says 80 minutes. Does this mean it has a limit of 80 minutes of songs for some reason?
Create a playlist of the 29 songs.

Click on the playlist

Select burn to cd, it will warn you that its over 1 CD in length and burn 80 mins worth of audio onto the first CD and then burn the remaining audio onto the second CD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28CD_standard%29

Red Book audio specifications :-

The basic specifications state that

Maximum playing time is 79.8 minutes
Minimum duration for a track is 4 seconds (including 2-second pause)
Maximum number of tracks is 99
Maximum number of index points (subdivisions of a track) is 99 with no maximum time limit
International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) should be included
 

windowstomac

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A lot of modern CD players, DVD players and car audio headunits have the ability to play MP3 files direct from a CD...if yours doers you could just burn a disk of MP3s instead of an Audio CD - then you'll fit about 10 albums on a disk!