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funky-penguin.co.uk: Multimedia : Burning MP3s to CD

Aug 23, 2000, 22:24 (1 Talkback[s])
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"If you're anything like me you like lots of different tracks on different CDs. And also like me you have your entire CD collection in MP3 format sadly, sadly its quite difficult to take 10GBs of MP3s around with you, to play in your HiFi, your car or in your walkman. But help is in hand, in this article I will show you how to burn your favourite tracks onto one CD. When I did this with Windows it involved about 10 CD swaps and took about 4 hours. Provided you have already ripped the CDs you want to use the tracks off of. The process is really simple."

"In this article I assume you have already configured and used your CD writer in Linux before and that you have the cdrecord and XMMS programs installed. These applications are so common that if you don't have them installed then you are bound to find them as part of your distribution. Or you can find links to download them at Freshmeat. The newer the version the better. At the time of writing I am running XMMS 1.2.2 and cdrecord 1.8."

"XMMS is an extremely popular MP3 player, one of its benefits is it high modularity and support for plugins. We are going to use one of these plugins today, the output plugin: Disk Writer Plugin. I use this plugin rather than a stand alone command line program due to its immense speed. First build up a playlist of the MP3s you want to record in XMMS. Do this by choosing the Playlist Editor option on the right hand button menu, or press Alt - E. Add items to the playlist using the add button at the bottom of the editor."

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