Audio Book disc

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#1

Hey Everybody, I have a audio book disc I bought that is 1.3 gigs in size. I would like to back up that copy CD or DVD. Because of the size my guess is it would have to go on DVD but I would like to listen to it in the car. It is mp3. Will my car CD player play a DVD? Or can I shrink it to put it on a disc? Stuck.:confused::frowning:


#2

Your car player will almost certainly [B]not [/B]play dvds. DVDs use a different frequency laser than those used for cds.

And audio books don’t lend themselves to compression that can be readily played back. You can compress into something like a rar file, but that gets you nowhere for playing back on a cd player. You can also re-record the whole thing at a lower bitrate and possibly get a smaller output size, but 1.3gb to 700mb? I don’t think so.

What you could do is chop the original in two and put it on two cds. This assumes your car player can handle mp3 [B]data[/B] files. MP3 files do not equal CD audio.

Or if your player can accept usb flash drives, put the entire thing on one of them.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2536797]Your car player will almost certainly [B]not [/B]play dvds. DVDs use a different frequency laser than those used for cds.

Or if your player can accept usb flash drives, put the entire thing on one of them.[/QUOTE]

“almost certainly [B]not [/B]” is a bit strong in phrasing…

[I]Aftermarket[/I] car stereos that will play DVD data discs loaded
with mp3’s (or even actual DVD video discs) are actually quite common these days.

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#4

Well, if the original poster wants to provide a make and model number it will be easy to tell. But the [B]vast majority[/B] of cd players produced over the last 20 yrs for use in cars do not play dvds.


#5

No factory head unit I’ve ever heard of does, but many aftermarket head units do.

DVD-R discs loaded with MP3’s in a car stereo can be rather nice…

Most [I]factory[/I] head units have problems with CD-R’s, and I’ve yet to cross paths with a factory head unit that deals reliably with CD-RW let alone any kind of DVD disc…

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