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Writing MP3 to Audio CD in XP

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When I open the MP3 album into media player, select copy to cd, it coverts

files then starts to copy.

It then stops at first track with an error (an invalid alignment was

specified)...?

I am using Win XP 2600 and a Plextor 16/10/40A

Any ideas what im doing wrong..?

XP writes files in the normal way but not through media player.

Regards,

BAH:rolleyes:

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Speachless here...I had the same setup (differetn build of XP now) with the plextor and it would convert it over. Have you tried several different songs? Im sure you have , just asking.

-Chris

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Tryed different disks, different MP3's, no joy.

Someone told me this can be done, as i used to use MP3CD to burn MP3's but that wont work in XP.

Regards,

BAH

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Try downloading the link here (in another forum post I had posted).....then follow these tips.

MSFN Forum Post

[b:07c440c227]Tip:[/b:07c440c227]

10. Rip high-quality MP3s in Windows Media Player 8

The relationship between Windows Media Player 8 and the MP3 audio format is widely misunderstood. Basically, WMP8 will be able to playback MP3 files, but encoding (or "ripping") CD audio into MP3 format will require an MP3 plug-in. So during the Windows XP beta, Microsoft is supplying a sample MP3 plug-in for testing purposes, but it's limited to 56 Kbps rips, which is pretty useless. However, if you have an externally installed MP3 codec, you can use WMP8 to rip at higher bit rates. But you'll have to edit the Registry to make this work.

Fire up the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft MediaPlayer Settings MP3Encoding

Here, you'll see sub-keys for LowRate and LowRateSample, which of course equates to the single 56 Kbps sample rate you see in WMP8. To get better sampling rates, try adding the following keys (Using New then DWORD value):

"LowRate" = DWORD value of 0000dac0

"MediumRate" = DWORD value of 0000fa00

"MediumHighRate" = DWORD value of 0001f400

"HighRate" = DWORD value of 0002ee00

Now, when you launch WMP8 and go into Tools, then Options, then Copy Music, you will have four encoding choices for MP3: 56 Kbps, 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps, and 192 Kbps. Note that you will not get higher bit rate encoding unless you have installed an MP3 codec separately; the version in Windows Media Player 8 is limited to 56 Kbps only.

[b:07c440c227]Information on Tip was founded at JohnCDerrick.com WINDOWS XP[/b:07c440c227]

Good Luck- Chris

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Sounds another MS fix to stop you doing stuff....

Shame my old progs wont work.....

Do you know of anything else that will work in XP to create CD Audio disks from MP3's....?

Regards,

BAH

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and double click on file and you are on

Reg hack

:grump :grump

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Just another way to make money!

-Chris

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