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Re: Budget in dash mp3 cd.....which one
I'm a bit of a geabon i spose you could say (1st year computer systems engineering student), so I'll explain it to you. MP3 incase you didn't know, is a form of compression of a music (.wav) file. It chops all the stuff that the human ear can't pick up, leaving a smaller file, 3 to 5 meg for a 4 minuite song, without any noticeable degredation to music quality. Now an average cd is about 700mb, so thats roughly 150-200 songs per cd. A dvd, 4700mb would carry about 1300 songs.
To get the songs onto a cd, you need a cd burner on your computer, or for DVDs, a DVD burner, which is still rather expensive, around $500 for a cheap one. A cd burner can be picked up for around 70 bucks. I suggest you ditch anything that supports dvd just for this, its not worth the extra money when you still have to pay $500 for a burner.
As for software for burning, when you get a cd burner, it usually has software with it, which is simple to use in most cases and probably has a tutorial. Anyway, if anyone needs any help about this side of it (my knowledge is limited with car sterio set ups), or any other general computer stuff , just send me a pm.
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