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    Question CD-RWs
    Hi everyone!
    I have a question about CD-RW's and audio recording.
    I'm hoping to burn a 60-min MP3 (weekly radio program) several times on one CD. I've never used CD-RW's before, but I've heard re-writing audio causes a loss in the playback quality. Anyone have any experiences with this? Are particular brands/speeds better for this kind of thing?
    I have an iBook G4 running Panther, 10.3.9

    Thanks so much for your help!


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    Writing MP3s to CD doesn't lose quality, because it's only decompressing the audio. The problem comes if you recompress it back to MP3, so nothing to worry about there.

    Unfortunately, a standard CD is only 74 (or 80 at a stretch) minutes, so you'll only get 1 on a disk.

    CD-RWs are no different to CD-Rs when it comes to data quality. However, you'll find that erasing time is quite long, and that they do take longer to burn that single use CD-Rs due to the way the technology works.

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