MP3 CDs

OK, so you bought a new CD player and looking at the box, you see MP3 CD. What is an MP3 CD, you ask. It’s just a CD with MP3s on it. No, this is not the same as a traditional audio CD. Let’s look at the differences.

Traditional CD MP3 CD
Playtime 80 Minutes Max 1450 Minutes Max
Bitrate 1200 Kbps 64-320 Kbps
Number of Tracks 99 ?????
Embedded Track Info Yes Yes
Audio Format WAV MP3
Burnable Yes Yes
Computer Playable Yes Yes

To burn an MP3 CD, just put the mp3s directly on the cd. In windows, you can drag the files directly to the CD drive in my computer. Then right click on the CD drive and select “Burn these files…”.