MP3 CDs versus Standard Audio CDs

Last updated on 3/18/2016

The information in this article applies to:

  • Pyro 2004
  • Cakewalk PYRO Plus
  • MediaWorks
  • Cakewalk Pyro 5

What's the difference?

Standard Audio CDs- These can only hold 70 to 80 minutes of music , no matter how big or small the original files are. Go to the Make Audio CD view and drag your WAV, MP3 or WMA files into the arranging Pane below. Once you click the burn CD button,the files will automatically be converted into 44.1k/16bit audio suitable for redbook complaint audio CDs . After the CD is burned you may notice. CDA file simply points to the track and sector on a disc where a song begins. All audio CDs will contain .CDA files. If want to burn more music than 70-80 minutes, you'll need to create an MP3 Data CD

MP3 CDs--These are data CDs consisting of MP# files. SOme MP3 players can also play WMA files, so if want, you can mix formats on the MP3 CDs Mixed-format CD's can be played on any computer, and are compatible with a growing number of CD players, including CD portable and car stereos. go to data CD/DVD tab in Pyro. you can drag up to 700 megabytes of MP# files onto this disc.

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