CD help

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  1. imranh101

    imranh101 Active Member

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    My sister wants me to burn some music for her.
    Her stereo only plays CDA cd's
    Well, when I take the 250 mb of music in mp3 and try to make into a cda music cd, it gets blown up to 2.5 gb. WHY?!
    Is there any way to keep "normal" size
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    A CDA is simply a larger file than a MP3.
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    When you rip a CD to MP3 it gets heavily compressed, your music is probably 128kbps MP3 so it is exceptionally compressed, MP3 is a form of lossy compression meaning when you play it you have actually lost parts of the song that you can't get back as the encoder discards this information which is how it can compress it so much. Now when you want to put this music back onto a CD it has to transcode it into CDA which is 1411kbps, so your original MP3 is running at 128kbps but the CDA is running at 1411kbps. There is no way to reduce the bit rate and still be able to play it on a CDA only player.

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