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I'd like to burn MP3 files to an audio CD. I tried K3b, but it just burns WAV files to the CD-ROM. As far as I know, a regular stereo CD player will only play cda format.

The end result files must play on a regular stereo CD player. Any suggestions/ideas are appreciated.

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I haven't used k3b in ages.. but if you select audio CD and then added your mp3 files, it should work just fine on a CD player.

CD audio is encoded in PCM format and specifically 16bit and 44.1Khz sample rate. WAV also uses PCM.

Basically.. are you sure that it's burning the WAV files as a data cd.. and not just using the WAV files as a container for the PCM audio before it burns it to the CD?

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I'm not sure, but I don't think it's just using the WAV files as a container - here's what the audio CD looks like in Nautilus: <img src="">; - unfortunately I don't own a regular CD player, so I have no way to test it. The person I'm sending it to lives in another country, which is why I'd like to be as sure as I can before I send it out. – begtognen Aug 4 '11 at 14:17
I've never used an audio cd with nautlis, but the fact that it says "These files are on an audio cd" is a dead give away that it's burned correctly. If you want confirmation.. try to rip it... You can't rip a data disk! – user606723 Aug 4 '11 at 14:31
Note: it wouldn't be unusual for a file browser to pretend the CD has wav files for convenience. – user606723 Aug 4 '11 at 15:27
Hmm. I tried a commercial audio CD, and Rhythmbox popped right up and started playing the songs. If I try to play the one I burned with k3b, Rhythmbox says it can't play that format. Which is why I'm guessing it's not a proper audio cd. Any ideas? I appreciate the help. – begtognen Aug 16 '11 at 14:46

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