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    Hi Hope im in the right place . i want to put some mp4 music on to a cd from my music files, do i need to convert it first please ,

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    MP4 is a video filetype. For music it may be MP3. This is a good and easy converter: Freemake | Best Freeware Alternatives To Paid Video Software
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    Thankyou whs, so if it is mp3 can i send this type to a cd or do i need to convert this type
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    mp3 can be recorded on a CD. How to Burn an MP3 to a CD | eHow
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    If you want to put the files on CD to play on a standard traditional CD, then you will need to convert them to .wav files with 44.1 KHz frequency and 16 bit depth.

    Tools that come in handy for this are Yamb (to extract audio from video .mp4 file), Goldwave (to convert), SoundForge (more professional option, to covert), CDex (can make .wav or .mp3 files), Nero (to burn to CD Redbook standard).

    If you have a CD player that can play .mp3 files as many of today's can, then .mp3 is ok. Check the manual for your CD player if you are not sure.

    Before burning, it is a good idea to normalize all files so one is not louder than another. I recommend normalizing all files to average RMS level of -12.5 dB.
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    WAV files should be avoided like the plague. They are 10 to 20 times the size of MP3 files for the same thing. Here is an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    WAV files should be avoided like the plague. They are 10 to 20 times the size of MP3 files for the same thing. Here is an example.
    WHS, I respect your knowledge to the extreme. I am continuously amazed by some things you show and do, along with SIW2 etc...

    But this is very uninformed statement. I will leave it at that. I don't intend arguing, but come on dude. I'm not going to point out countless reasons about it.
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    No argument. I know that in some cases WAV files are required and useful. They are lossless and give the best quality. My only point here was that they are very big - nothing else.

    Take PowerPoint for example. Why do they require WAV files for narration. A complete overkill. I put WAV header in front of MP3 files and that works just as well. That makes the .pptx or .ppsx files a lot smaller and more convenient when you upload it.

    Peace!!
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    Ya, ya. You got it right. I am betting that Bosslady wants to play the created CD on a "normal" player, so wav files are needed.

    I am guessing that .wav for Powerpoint might have something to do with avoiding licensing for .mp3 or any other proprietary format.

    "I put WAV header in front of MP3 files and that works just as well." <<<< This is trick. hah nice.
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    I am guessing that .wav for Powerpoint might have something to do with avoiding licensing for .mp3 or any other proprietary format
    Exactly


    I put WAV header in front of MP3 files and that works just as well." <<<< This is trick. hah nice.
    See here: PowerPoint Embed MP3 files - Windows 7 Help Forums
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