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Mon 28/02/05 at 19:33
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Hi. Just a quick, hopefully very simple to answer, question on portable CD players; "walkmans", as some like to say.

If you see a player that displays compatability with CD-R/RWs, does this not neccesarily mean it is also able to play MP3s without other notification - even MP3s on a CD-R/RW?


I only ask because I'm after a new CD player with my trusty old SONY one having recently died on me (not that it had any of these extra features either... - damn SONY!). I don't really want to spend too much, you see. And I've noticed ones displaying "MP3" cost a considerable lump more than those with only CD-R/RW reading functions.

Any reccomendations would also be grateful, but I'm not too fussed really.


Thank you, once again. :)
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:57
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Just download a few songs and stick them on a cd and voila you have some mp3s.
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:46
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Chr1s wrote:
> As far as I know, once an mp3 is on a CD it should work with all
> fairly new CD players. Mine is a couple of years old and CD/RW's with
> mp3's on them work on it.

Depends how you do it. If you burn an MP3 to an audio CD then it will convert the file and you can only have 70mins worth, or you can put the songs on the CD like you would with files and have 700meg worth.
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:43
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As far as I know, once an mp3 is on a CD it should work with all fairly new CD players. Mine is a couple of years old and CD/RW's with mp3's on them work on it.
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:36
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"walkmans", as some like to say.
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:35
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all it means is that it can read recordable CDs.
If it doesn't support MP3 decoding, it doesn't play MP3s.
Mon 28/02/05 at 19:33
Regular
"Long time no see!"
Posts: 8,351
Hi. Just a quick, hopefully very simple to answer, question on portable CD players; "walkmans", as some like to say.

If you see a player that displays compatability with CD-R/RWs, does this not neccesarily mean it is also able to play MP3s without other notification - even MP3s on a CD-R/RW?


I only ask because I'm after a new CD player with my trusty old SONY one having recently died on me (not that it had any of these extra features either... - damn SONY!). I don't really want to spend too much, you see. And I've noticed ones displaying "MP3" cost a considerable lump more than those with only CD-R/RW reading functions.

Any reccomendations would also be grateful, but I'm not too fussed really.


Thank you, once again. :)

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