catpike 13:58 31 Jan 2005

How many Mp3's can I get on one cd?

  SirGalahad2004 14:14 31 Jan 2005

as a rough guide 200 depend on the quality

  TomJerry 14:15 31 Jan 2005

depends on the size of mp3 files

the mp3 file size depends on compression ratio which determined by bitrate.

If you set highest quality, the bitrate is 320kbps, the compression ratio is about 1 to 5, this means that you can get 5 Cds into one CD

if you reduce bitrate, you can compress more, but you loss more quality, personally I would not go below 160kbps

  pj123 14:27 31 Jan 2005

I don't think it works on the number of tracks. I have an MP3 player with 512mb (256mb built-in and 256mb on an MMC), the manual says "up to 8 hours" on 512mb so I assume up to 4 hours on the original 256mb built-in memory, depending on the length of each track. So based on that I would guess around up to 10 hours on a CDR

  huzzar 14:48 31 Jan 2005

You should get about 250 MP3 files of around 2.5 Mbs each, that's average for most tracks.

  Totally-braindead 14:57 31 Jan 2005

The others have summed it up nicely. If I make an MP3 I create it at 128kbps, I find this, to me at least, the most acceptable bitrate between quality and size. At this size the tracks are between 3 and 5 mB. Averaging it out at 4 mB per track you can get approximatly 175 tracks on one 700mB CD. The size of the MP3s depend on the length of the track and the bitrate you use to encode it. Theres no definate answer to your question.

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