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 CDMP3 CD
Playtime80 Minutes Max1450 Minutes Max
Bitrate1200 Kbps64-320 Kbps
Number of Tracks99?????
Embedded Track InfoYesYes
Audio FormatWAVMP3
BurnableYesYes
Computer PlayableYesYes

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…”.