[iTunes] Burning CD's properly
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    Hey there,

    So tomorrow i'm going to a friend of mine to practice using CDJ's (CDJ 800), and i decided to burn some of my own music. He told me to burn some WAV's.

    I have a playlist of 8 320kbp MP3's, and i have used iTunes to turn them into 1411 kbp WAV's.

    I have put these WAV's into another playlist and selected "Burn playlist to CD", Select "Audio disk" and the slowest burning speed (1x).

    Now when the CD's finished and i look it up @ Finder (Mac), it contains 8 Songs in AIFF-C-Audio formats...

    What is this? I selected to burn them as WAV's to my CD and now they're some sort of weird format? Is this normal?

    My old Sony CD-Player does play the tracks without a problem...


    Did I do something wrong or are my CD's fine?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bob

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    Easiest way to explain is .aif files are uncompressed the same as wav's. Only difference really is .aif was made by Apple, and .wav was made by Microsoft.

    Edit: Same size/quality etc.. just iTunes uses it's own file type.

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    IMHO you should burn the cd's directly from the mp3's as audio cd's and use the max speed offered or at least the second faster.
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    If they're 320's there's no benefit to burning them as wav. They will not be any better.
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    he's better off to burn them as wav/aiff being that he might play a gig that the cdjs dont play mp3s.
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    You do have a point Mr. JesC
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    You do have a point Mr. JesC
    ive seen it happen at gigs, where djs show up with mp3 cds only or vbr mp3 instead of cbr and the cds dont work.
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    i know this might be off topic a tad.... but... say you have 320kbp songs and record a mix in traktor which saves as wav, but then u convert it to 320kbp mp3....will it be the same qaulity as started or will it be less? soz just came across my mind speaking

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    What I meant was to burn audio CD's directly from the 320 mp3's. Doing so will save time maintain the quality, and ensure his cd's will be useable in any CDJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippro View Post
    What I meant was to burn audio CD's directly from the 320 mp3's. Doing so will save time maintain the quality, and ensure his cd's will be useable in any CDJ.
    Wont this make them mp3's on the CD then? Not all CDJ's play MP3?

    Thanks for all replies

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