How To Make Music CDs from MP3 Files
Would you like to play your downloaded MP3 or WMA
files on your stereo or portable CD player? Making music CDs is
easy with MusicMatch Jukebox. Once you have collected the MP3s and/or
WMAs you want to put on your CD, follow these easy instructions:
Time Required: 20
minutes or less
1. Download a copy of MusicMatch
Jukebox from MusicMatch.com. The "Plus" version has more
features and burns CDs faster, but the free one is good enough
for most purposes.
2. Close all running programs,
including e-mail and Web browsers.
3. Open MusicMatch and make sure
the MP3s or WMAs you want to put on the CD are listed in the
Library. If not, click the "Add to Library" button and it will
search your hard drive for music files.
4. Drag the files you want
burned from the Library to the Playlist Window in the upper
right-hand corner. (If the Playlist isn't empty, just click
"Clear.") You can rearrange the track order by dragging items up
5. Click the "Burn" button below
the Playlist Window
6. MusicMatch will calculate the
total space available on the CD. If you have added too many
songs, you will be warned and you can remove some tracks.
7. Once you have added all the
tracks, insert a blank, recordable CD into your CD recorder.
8. Click "Burn."
9. The CD will now be created.
Depending upon the speed of your recorder, this could take
anywhere from two minutes to more than 15 minutes. It is
important to not disturb the computer before the CD is created.
10. Remove your CD and enjoy it
in your home, car, or portable stereo!
- Are some of your MP3 files louder than
others? MusicMatch has a "volume leveling" feature which
will correct this. To enable it, click
"Options...Recorder...Settings" and check the box labeled
"Prepare tracks for volume leveling."
- Use only CD-R blanks; many music CD
players cannot read CD-RW disks.
- If your computer has been running for a
long time, reboot it before beginning this process.