Silly question no doubt- I tried to copy a CD for the first time ever today. The CD-R I'm using is supposed to take 700MB/80mins, yet when I record it will only take 5 or 6 songs (about 25mins). Anybody know why this is happening? Thanks.
Are you copying MP3?,and are you making a Audio cd or Data cd,Data cd with MP3 wont take as many tracks cos the files are bigger,do a Audio cd and the software should change the Mp3 to .cda and you get more tracks on the cd.Either that or make the Mp3's smaller.
Okay, thanks for answering so quickly, but I must admit that I have no idea what you are talking about. I am a total beginner at this. I just inserted a music CD into my laptop, copied the songs (Media Player), then tried to copy the songs onto a blank CR-R in the drive. Sorry for sounding so dumb.
All I can tell you is what I read on the Media Player. In minutes the music is about 44 mins, and the CD-R should take 80. In MB the CD-R should take 700, and the songs are under 2MB each (apart from 1). I realise I am sounding very dumb here, but I hope you stay with me. :o)
I assume this is Media Player 10 but the same is true of media player 9. Go to Tools>Options and choose the "Rip" tab. There is a help link on this tab called " Learn more about MP3 formats" under "Rip Settings" This will help you understand the different types of files everyone`s talking about.