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Old 02-07-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Anyone know of a way to replicate the “fit more music on data CD” functionality that has been removed from WMP12? On previous versions of WMP (WMP11) you could burn MP3s to data CDs and adjust the bit rate lower to make the files smaller and thus fit more songs on a CD. WMP12 does not have this functionality.
There are all sorts of file converters out there that can change bit rates. There are all sorts of disk burning tools out there. There are all sorts of media players out there. But, I can’t find a program that performs all three functions as WMP11 did. (iTunes, WinAmp, Realplayer, Switch, etc) I even found a “WMP11 for Windows 7” program out there but I am having problems with it (for some reason I get “Burn Complete” without any burning taking place and I’ve tried this with both my CD burner and an image burner.) I’m almost at the point of getting a hold of an old PC and installing XP on it so I can use WMP11 just for this purpose. (I also tried Windows Virtual PC which lets me create an Windows XP OS within my Win 7 OS. Under XP I can execute WMP11 but for some reason I have a problem with it seeing my DVD/CD burner as a burner.....it just sees a CD player....bummer.)

Thank You in advance.

Missing WMP12 data CD options - Microsoft Answers

In Windows 7 Media Player, the option "Fit more music on the disc - Microsoft Answers
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Mediamonkey?

Why not make a temporary batch of the files with reduced bitrates before burning? Bit more work lol.

Or you could install XP and WMP 11 on a virtual machine and use that?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Or you could install XP and WMP 11 on a virtual machine and use that?
Is this the same as what I wrote about in the original post? If not, how would I go about doing it? And, might it give me the same problem WVPC did?

And yes, using a bit rate converter to create a separate set of files is a lot more work. WMP11 did everything all at once. Why the heck did they drop this great functionality?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Wasilla Alaska
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Anyone know of a way to replicate the “fit more music on data CD” functionality that has been removed from WMP12? On previous versions of WMP (WMP11) you could burn MP3s to data CDs and adjust the bit rate lower to make the files smaller and thus fit more songs on a CD. WMP12 does not have this functionality.
There are all sorts of file converters out there that can change bit rates. There are all sorts of disk burning tools out there. There are all sorts of media players out there. But, I can’t find a program that performs all three functions as WMP11 did. (iTunes, WinAmp, Realplayer, Switch, etc) I even found a “WMP11 for Windows 7” program out there but I am having problems with it (for some reason I get “Burn Complete” without any burning taking place and I’ve tried this with both my CD burner and an image burner.) I’m almost at the point of getting a hold of an old PC and installing XP on it so I can use WMP11 just for this purpose. (I also tried Windows Virtual PC which lets me create an Windows XP OS within my Win 7 OS. Under XP I can execute WMP11 but for some reason I have a problem with it seeing my DVD/CD burner as a burner.....it just sees a CD player....bummer.)

Thank You in advance.

Missing WMP12 data CD options - Microsoft Answers

In Windows 7 Media Player, the option "Fit more music on the disc - Microsoft Answers
Burn 2 disks, save the quality, spend an extra buck, save 12 hours of Google work. Fun fact if you spend even 1 hour to save a couple dollars you're working for less than minimum wage.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Burn 2 disks, save the quality, spend an extra buck, save 12 hours of Google work. Fun fact if you spend even 1 hour to save a couple dollars you're working for less than minimum wage.
Agree. When I rip CD's I will not compromise on the quality. 320b every time. WHy anyone rips at anything less I will just never understand.
Rip a track at 192 then re rip at 320. Play tracks. Notice huge difference?
I do.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Agree. When I rip CD's I will not compromise on the quality. 320b every time. WHy anyone rips at anything less I will just never understand.
Rip a track at 192 then re rip at 320. Play tracks. Notice huge difference?
I do.

These CDs are for my truck with it's moderate quality CD/MP3 player. Not sure if I'd notice the difference but I will try and perhaps just do what's been suggested.

But, I may consider the idea anyway...it's just more convenient to have it on one CD that is always in the player rather than fumbling for another CD. I really don't have a nice place to store CDs either.

But in the mean time, is there a solution to what my original post asks?
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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These CDs are for my truck with it's moderate quality CD/MP3 player. Not sure if I'd notice the difference but I will try and perhaps just do what's been suggested.

But, I may consider the idea anyway...it's just more convenient to have it on one CD that is always in the player rather than fumbling for another CD. I really don't have a nice place to store CDs either.

But in the mean time, is there a solution to what my original post asks?
I am another that would not want to downgrade the audio quality. I can generally get a bit over 5 hours of 320kbps music on a CD.

Why not buy a $10 CD case that holds 10 discs?

Or get an adapter that lets you play an iPod or MP3 player through your car stereo? Then you can have no less than 16 Gb of capacity.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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But in the mean time, is there a solution to what my original post asks?
That question was answered.

MediaMonkey » Free Media Jukebox, Music Manager, CD Ripper & Converter
TOOLS > CONVERT AUDIO FORMAT

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These CDs are for my truck with it's moderate quality CD/MP3 player. Not sure if I'd notice the difference but I will try and perhaps just do what's been suggested
Still do this. You WILL notice a difference even on the ****iest piece of audio equipment ever made...
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