Chienworks wrote on 2/20/2007, 5:18 AM
Yes, CD Architect can open just about any type of audio file. You may have to register the MP3 plugin before you can open them, but it's an easy and free step, just click the "register" button when it shows up.

Note that CD Architect will only create standard Audio CDs. When you've burned the CD it won't be a data disc containing MP3 files. The audio will be expanded to uncompressed PCM format, so you'll only be able to fit 70 minutes on a disc. If you simply want a disc full of hundreds of MP3 files then use any burning software that creates data discs.
newbe wrote on 2/20/2007, 5:47 AM
Thank you, that’s exactly what I want to do, burn many MP3 files on a CD or even on a DVD.
Do you think I can do that with DVD Architect or even maybe with Vegas? (I have those programs)
Or is it going to be Nero? (I don’t like Nero much)
I would also like to be able to NORMALIZE because I intent to mix all kinds of music genres on a CD/DVD.

Steven Myers wrote on 2/20/2007, 6:33 PM
> that’s exactly what I want to do, burn many MP3 files on a CD

You don't need to spend any money. You can do this in Windows.

Put the blank CDR in the burner drive.
In Windows Explorer, drag the files to the burner drive. .
Still in Explorer, choose File|Write these files to CD.
Answer the questions properly
newbe wrote on 2/21/2007, 3:58 AM
Thank you very much, that works OK but I can’t do normalize.
Any tips on that?
Chienworks wrote on 2/21/2007, 4:11 AM
Use Vegas or Sound Forge to normalize the files and save them as .mp3 again. Then use Nero or Windows to burn them.

You cannot burn the kind of disk you want with Vegas or CD Architect. These programs will only produce a standard Audio CD.
newbe wrote on 2/21/2007, 4:33 AM
<Use Vegas or Sound Forge to normalize the files and save them as .mp3 again

If I put all the files on the Vegas Timeline to do the normalizing do I have to put Markers or something else so that they remain individual files?
I hope you understand what I try to ask.
Thank you.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 2/21/2007, 3:12 PM
Yes we understand. But you don't seem to.

What you want is NOT an audio CD, which is what CDA or Vegas will produce.

You want a CD-ROM with mp3 files on. You can create this natively with Windows Explorer as already sdetailed. Or if you want to normalise them, then the easiest way is with Nero (get used to it !) or any one of the many other equivalnt apps like Musicmatch Jukebox.

If you do go the tricky way of loading them into Vegas, the yes, could could normalise them, but then you would need to resave the normalised results and burn a CD-ROM as before. You could use batch-converter in Sound Forge.

If you need to ask, then best stick to Nero.

newbe wrote on 2/22/2007, 6:00 AM
Best stick to Nero I guess. Maybe I'll try Nero 7 because Nero 6 is not working properly on my machine.
Thank you all for the info.
jorgensen wrote on 2/24/2007, 3:21 AM
Ashampoo MP3 AudioCenter could be what you are looking for.