the first thing you need to do is to uninstall musicmatch jukebox. it uses the newer fraunhofer encoder, which cuts off at higher frequencies. the other thing is that this is a music program, not a cd writing program. it was never made to be a good cd writing solution.
get yourself a copy of Nero Burning Rom 5 if you don't already have it. you can get a keygen for it at Recording Underground. using nero, you can just drag-and-drop the mp3 files into an audio compilation and it writes them as regular audio tracks.
if your system isn't fast enough to convert the mp3s on-the-fly, you can always use Winamp to first make the mp3s into *.wav files, then write them in nero as an audio disc.
there are also lots of other programs that make cds from mp3 files on-the-fly. search for them at Tucows, and then get a keygen/serial at Astalavista Serial Search Engine.
[This message has been edited by Squage (edited 18 June 2000).]