Writing CD

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 01:37:24 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 18:32 -0700, NoOp wrote:

> On 03/27/2008 06:02 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 17:46 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> >> You can then convert your mp3's to wav files which are what most older
> >> audio cd's use.  Then create an audio CD using k3b (sudo apt-get install
> >> k3b) which is what I prefer even though I use gnome. You can also use
> >> Brasero or GnomeBaker.
> > 
> > Careful: An audio CD is one that contains audio - NOT one that contains
> > data files, even if the data files are audio formats like WAV.
> > 
> > The issue is confused by the fact that many consumer CD players nowadays
> > do understand data CDs and can "play" audio data files like MP3, WAV
> > etc.
> > 
> > The original poster needs *audio CDs*. Not data CDs. 
> > 
> > Regards, K.
> > 
> > 
> Well, you've certainly confused me - but I'll admit that I don't do this
> often enough to know much more than the process. I have a bunch of wave
> files and use k3b to create an audio cd (New Audio CD Project), it plays
> in my CD player from the 1980's. So, unless the OP has an 8 Track CD
> Player :-) it probably will work. Doesn't k3b just take the wav's and
> write them to a cdda format anyway?

Your way will work, but is unnecessarily complicated... Brasero or
Serpentine will convert mp3s, oggs, etc. (whatever gstreamer supports)
to the necessary format when burning, without the need to convert it
first using soundconverter.
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