CD Disc capacity?

  Les T 14:37 26 Feb 2006

Hello folks, roughly how much songs should you be able to fit on a 700mb disc. I tried to fit 50 onto the said disc, however Sonoc Record Now told me to remove about half of them before i could burn them.
Is this normal?

Thanks in advance.

  johnnyrocker 14:40 26 Feb 2006

you could burn as mp3 which will allow the amount you said very easily, if audio for playing on ordinary cd players you will need to burn bout 23 or so.


  Diodorus Siculus 14:42 26 Feb 2006

This can be tricky business - the number of songs will depend on the playing time - up to a maximum of 90 minutes.

On the other hand, you can add hundreds of songs if they are going on as data files and being played on a PC.

What format are you burning the disk as?

  Pamy 14:43 26 Feb 2006

Add all the Mb of the disks that you want utill you have 700, thats how many you can put on the disk

  Les T 14:46 26 Feb 2006

I am trying to burn as CD, not mp3 or WMA/WAV. Thanks again for the explanations.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:50 26 Feb 2006

As you are burning as a CD, you have a time (minute/second) limit rather than a MB (file size) limit.

  SG Atlantis® 16:22 26 Feb 2006

80 minutes maximum for a music cd.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:51 26 Feb 2006

[quote]80 minutes maximum for a music cd.[/quote]

Not anymore - 90 and even 99 minute CDs can be purchased although they are not always 100% reliable.

  bremner 17:55 26 Feb 2006

The disk will have a finite size 650MB, 700MB, 800MB, if you are copying mp3's onto the disk as an Audio CD then as a rule of thumb multiply the mp3/wma size by 10 for the wav/cda size.

Therefore as an mp3 is on average 4MB - when written to the CD it will take 40MB.

On an 800MB disk you will therefore get aboyt 20 songs.

All of this is of course dependant on the bitrate of the mp3 - the higher the bitrate the larger the file size.

  SG Atlantis® 18:22 26 Feb 2006

90 minute and 99 minute disks do not comform to standard and burn data into places it wasn't meant to go. I wouldn't advise anyone to use them, alot of burning software doesn't support it either.

  SG Atlantis® 18:24 26 Feb 2006


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