Possible to record MP3 tracks to CD ??

Hi, please forgive me if this is a silly question ...

My mum often asks me to buy her CDs on-line, but some of the old ones are really hard to find (or are very expensive). however, I've found that I can often buy them (or individual tracks) as MP3s (more widely available and cheaper).

I've thought about buying her an MP3 player (maybe next Christmas ?) but she thinks mine is too "fiddly" (i.e. too small for her to manipulate - she has some arthritis in her hands) and really wants the music on CDs so that she can play it on her usual player (which is a CD / Tape combi).

So my question is: Is it possible to record MP3 tracks onto CDs ?? Haven't got a clue.

Anyone know ?

Fingers crossed ...
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  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Posts: 49,298 Forumite
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    Yes, most PC's come bundled with some sort of cd bruning software like Roxio or Nero, just select "burn Audio"
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  • pinkteapot
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    iTunes will do it too - when you make a playlist there's a 'Burn' button to write the MP3s as an audio CD.
  • Browntoa wrote: »
    Yes, most PC's come bundled with some sort of cd bruning software like Roxio or Nero, just select "burn Audio"

    From the index, I see that my PC has Nero - but I've never used it up until now (and I think I need to pay to upgrade it). So, yes, will investigate that. Thanks.
  • pinkteapot wrote: »
    iTunes will do it too - when you make a playlist there's a 'Burn' button to write the MP3s as an audio CD.


    Have only bought MP3 tracks from Amazon up until now, and I don't have an iPod, etc (put them straight onto my laptop).

    So, presumably, I need to download the iTunes software first. Is that right ?
  • £$&*"($£&(
    £$&*"($£&( Posts: 4,538 Forumite
    Corona wrote: »
    Have only bought MP3 tracks from Amazon up until now, and I don't have an iPod, etc (put them straight onto my laptop).

    So, presumably, I need to download the iTunes software first. Is that right ?

    No don't bother with that - just use Nero to burn an audio CD.
  • FatAndy
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    Windows Media Player will also allow you to burn onto a CD.
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  • SmackEater
    SmackEater Posts: 21 Forumite
    edited 4 March 2011 at 2:52PM
    Hey, Ashampoo Burning Studio Free has a lot of the features of Nero, and is free, I use it myself and would recommend it.

    http://download.cnet.com/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-Free/3000-2646_4-10776287.html

    Be careful when you install it though, it may try and install "extras" which you don't want on your system.
  • shammyjack
    shammyjack Posts: 2,685 Forumite
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    Corona wrote: »
    Hi, please forgive me if this is a silly question ...

    My mum often asks me to buy her CDs on-line, but some of the old ones are really hard to find (or are very expensive). however, I've found that I can often buy them (or individual tracks) as MP3s (more widely available and cheaper).

    I've thought about buying her an MP3 player (maybe next Christmas ?) but she thinks mine is too "fiddly" (i.e. too small for her to manipulate - she has some arthritis in her hands) and really wants the music on CDs so that she can play it on her usual player (which is a CD / Tape combi).

    So my question is: Is it possible to record MP3 tracks onto CDs ?? Haven't got a clue.

    Anyone know ?

    Fingers crossed ...



    First thing to check is that her CD-Tape combi can actually read an MP3 file , a lot of old ones can't .

    Most DVD players will play MP3s so maybe if she has one you could connect it to the CD-Tape Combi. Otherwise you will have to buy a modern CD or DVD Player .



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  • OK_Sauce
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    That'll be if you are trying to play MP3 files burnt directly on a CD. The OP and the susequent answers have pointed to using MP3 files that are converted by the CD burning software into a format that can be played on a regular CD player. To do this instead of burning a data file you would choose the 'Burn an Audio CD' option in the Nero software.
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  • shammyjack
    shammyjack Posts: 2,685 Forumite
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    I have found many instances when an old Cd player would not recognise discs burnt in audio format using several disc burning programmes . Easier and cheaper on media in the long run to buy a CD or DVD player that will play MP3s .
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