A newbie question from a not-very-techie music enthusiast. My computer runs Windows XP. I want to copy tracks from my music CDs to make compilation CDs to play in the car. I’m getting an in-car player which claims to play CDs which have normal (.wav) recordings, or .mp3 tracks. The player also has an SD card slot.
For in-car use I’m tempted to put tracks on to CD as mp3s, since a single CD will thus contain a lot more music.
My question: what is the best, and most user-friendly (=least complicated) freeware to rip, convert and burn audio tracks as mp3s on to a CD-R for use in-car? I have a Sonic program, and Windows Media Player, supplied on my computer, but I have doubts about using them…
After browsing the forum and some websites, I’m wondering whether I should use one of these free programs:
- Exact Audio Copy
(each of which apparently also needs the LAME codec).
Any comments or advice on the good or bad points of these or other programs?