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Talking CD's in MP-3 format

I just spent the day learning to transfer my old cassettes to CD before they die and also how to mix to remove all the hiss from old tapes......
I copied them to CD music format for my home changer, then as an experiment copied one to MP-3 format........................................
The MP-3 did not work on the LT head unit but at least I'm getting my old tapes onto CD's and editing out the cuts I never liked

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post #2 of 14 Old Nov 18th, 2007, 11:34 pm
 
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To my knowledge, none of the CD players on the LTs support MP3 file formatted discs. Just typical "audio" CDs (in .wav format).
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well....it plays the .MP3 format for the music, but not MP3 format for the disc.
I edit the music in .WAV then save in .MP3 to save room, and no problem, but if I write to MP3 disc , no go. I understand that the newer (newer than my '03) CD players will read the MP3 formatted discs, and wonder if BMW's will......

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The cd player in the 07 LT can not read .mp3 files. As was mentioned only standard audio CD's can be played.



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well....it plays the .MP3 format for the music, but not MP3 format for the disc.
I edit the music in .WAV then save in .MP3 to save room, and no problem, but if I write to MP3 disc , no go. I understand that the newer (newer than my '03) CD players will read the MP3 formatted discs, and wonder if BMW's will......
I am confused by this statement. What reads .mp3 format for music? Are you saying you can plug in an mp3 player into the Aux plug and here the music? If that is what you mean then that makes sense because your player is decoding the music and it's a line level out that is going to your Aux plug in. It wouldn't matter if you plugged in a reel to reel, TV or anything else with earphones out, it would still play.
Your CD changer on your BMW won't play mp3's because it doesn't have a decoder.

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.mp3 no, .cda yes

Just about any cd ripper/burner program will allow you to create cd's in the standard (.cda) audio format. Even Winblows Media Player will do it.

These CDRs WILL play in the LT unit. You get fewer songs per cd than the .mp3 format but better quality.

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I copied them to CD music format for my home changer...
If you can play the CD's you created in your standard home changer, they should work in the BMW CD player.

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Hmmmmm...maybe I'm saying something wrong.
Copied tapes into the computer using AUDACITY.
They are in .aud format to mix and edit...........
Then I export them in .mp3 files (which "locks" them so no more editing, but reduces theire size..choices are .mp3 OR .WAV)
Then in the burn process I have an option of burning the .mp3 files (which are smaller than .wav) onto an audio CD or MP3 CD.
As an Audio CD the tracks are all automatically changed to .CDA in the burn process.
BUT.....and this is one of the reasons I posted, AUDACITY claims that newer CD players can read the .MP3 format for tracks........and I was wondering if this was true of newer LT's..................

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Hmmmmm...maybe I'm saying something wrong.
Copied tapes into the computer using AUDACITY.
They are in .aud format to mix and edit...........
Then I export them in .mp3 files (which "locks" them so no more editing, but reduces theire size..choices are .mp3 OR .WAV)
Then in the burn process I have an option of burning the .mp3 files (which are smaller than .wav) onto an audio CD or MP3 CD.
As an Audio CD the tracks are all automatically changed to .CDA in the burn process.
BUT.....and this is one of the reasons I posted, AUDACITY claims that newer CD players can read the .MP3 format for tracks........and I was wondering if this was true of newer LT's..................
SOME new CD players can read the .mp3 format but it will usually indicate that on the face of the player. Also some new ones will read .jpg files so you can burn a CD to look at photos on your TV screen.

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If you can play the CD's you created in your standard home changer, they should work in the BMW CD player.
Not if you burn them in a format the player can't read (AAC, OGG, MP3, ect.)

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I just spent the day learning to transfer my old cassettes to CD before they die and also how to mix to remove all the hiss from old tapes......
What software/hardware did you use for this?

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I'm pretty sure he said:
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Copied tapes into the computer using AUDACITY.


Find them here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Yep, I used AUDACITY with LAME plugin........................
only 42 more tapes to go.......

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Not if you burn them in a format the player can't read (AAC, OGG, MP3, ect.)
Sorry...when I said "standard" home changer, I thought it was obvious that I meant one that did not play any of the compressed formats like mp3 or aac.

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