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80 minutes CD - how to burn in Media player?

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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro

    80 minutes CD - how to burn in Media player?


    Greetings.
    I have some 80 minutes CD-medias, that I want to fill with music for my car. But Windows media Player will only accept up to 74 minutes on each CD.
    How do I get Media player to split my music-lists in 80 minutes instead of 74 minutes?

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    I just checked mine and WMP will allow 79:57 mins on an 80 min disc. the 43 seconds space is probably for disc overhead.

    I tried it with Nero Burning ROM and it will allow about the same for an audio disc with wav files.

    With Nero, on a CD with MP3 files (data files) I can get 700 Mb of data. I get a yellow warning if I add more. Probably the rest is reserved for overhead.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I've found CDBurnerXP to be excellent. When audio disc is selected it automatically converts mp3,flac etc.
    It has a rudimentary label printing built in. The "XP" doesn't really mean limited to Windows XP. I've used it on XP, Vista and W7. This PC with W8 is new so I haven't tried it on 8 as yet.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I've used that, I stick with iTunes for Audio CDs though. I don't think they SELL 74 minute CD-R's anymore, I have three different spools here and they are all 80-minute. Maybe it you buy "Audio CDs" they are 74 minute, but I never do I just buy DATA cd's and they work for music fine.

    If you can't get WMP to BURN the 80 minute CD, then maybe you can make a Bin+Cue image and burn it with IMGBURN, you would not be able to make an ISO image of any Audio CD, it has to be Bin+Cue- That's how I store some of my albums, I'll make Bin Cues where the ausio is one big 320 MP3 file, the Bin File then assembles the tracks as it is burning and the MP3 is converted to Audio Data.
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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    My media is 700MB 80 min Printable.
    My problem with WMP is, that when I have made a "burn list", it puts only max 74 minutes on each CD. I have tried ImgBurn, and it says, that it is 80 minute CD, but I don't know how to get IMG-burn to make an audio-CD. I have only used it for data DVD's. I also don't know how to make an bin/cue in audioCD format, only in dataformat.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    IMGburn will only burn an Audio CD from a Bin+Cue image of an Audio Disk.

    You can actually create an image of an Audio CD with that program... I havent done it for a while, it will spit out Bin+Cue. I use an old version of Sonic Foundry CD Architect to create Bin Cues of my own audio CDs, Steinberg WAVELAB can also do it, and make the Cue sheet and even write trhe CD-Text.

    That's why I like iTunes more than WMP for making disks, it writes CD-Text. Actually, I like to use WMP to Rip my disks, but iTunes to burn the disks or playlists.

    I do not want to tell you to buy a Paid Program, but WAVElab had worked the best for me for making Audio CDs. You could also try Sony's Sound Forge CD Architect.

    But as far as IMGburn goes, you can do anything those expensive programs can do, and WAY more:

    Afterdawn is the best place for me at least to find solutions for Audio CDs or DVDs

    Burn audio CDs from music files with ImgBurn - AfterDawn: Guides

    I actually had that page bookmarked for a similar problem I had.
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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Discovered just now an error. When starting Windows Media Player it checks if there is a media in the burner, and if so, it can burn on that media, but that's it. On the top left corner it says "no disc (E:\)" but it burns it anyway. When CD1 is finished, it can't resume to CD2, because it does not "see" the new media I insert. I then have to stop WMP, restart WMP and now it can burn CD2 after I have recreated the burning list, and deleted CD1.

    How to get WMP see a new media? Windows knows there is an empty media, IMGBurn know there is an empty media, WMP does NOT know it. What might the problem be?
    Btw. after restarting WMP it found my media as a 80 minutes, and there is no problem with that. It is only about "seeing" the media after WMP is started!
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    How are you making these Disk Spanning Sets? Are you just trying to burn a Playlist? Try it in iTunes, it'll span the disks better. Also, while trying to Burn with WMP- Make sure you do not have any other Disk Burning programs running, else it will interfere with the way WMP is detecting the blank disk.

    I don't know if this problem is strictly with WMP, it may be your Burner. Try blowing air while the tray is open, then use a regular CD-Cleaning Disk to clean the heads.

    Also, you should check for a new Firmware Revision for the Drive:

    The Firmware Page ? Index page

    If your whole system is a Dell or HP etc, the Optical Drive Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Support Website for the system.

    Anyway, try the Afterdawn tutorial for single-disk burning. Once you get the hang of it, you can make multiple disk jobs.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah, I get it, you just dragged some playlists over. I dragged my entire library over and it's over 55 disks!

    Before you try to burn, make sure any and all other programs that even HAVE a burn function are OFF, including iTunes and close all Explorer windows as well, because Explorer has a Disk Burner.

    Then make sure your Drive Tray is clean, spray Air through it.

    And check this with other burning Programs, like iTunes, IMGburn and Even Explorer, because I just stuck a disk in my drive and WMP found it instantly. It could be an issue with your Burner.


    Here is another Tutorial for using IMGburn to create Bin+Cues:

    How To Use ImgBurn to Burn An Audio CD from MP3 Music Files | Next of Windows

    Also, I use WMP or iTunes to burn Audio CDs in a pinch when I need em fast, but when I make Demo Disks for my Band, I always use some Professional Disk Burning Program, one that creates a Cue file, because when they want to make a Glass Master, they need that file for the absolute placement of Data.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    To answer your original question:
    Earlier Compact CD player only play 74' or 650mb media. More modern CD disk and most burnable media are 80' or 700mb.
    So in order to play the audio CD for every device, the software will limit it to 74'.

    EDIT: Certain software will allow to burn using full 80'. However, it only plays in your PC's or more modern CD Players, there's no guarantee it will play in every device.
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