Windows Media Player- error: 'file is too large to fit on disc'


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Brianm

WMP12, Win7x64. I am trying to burn some mp3 files onto a CD to create
an audio CD. I have no problem doing this with my mp3's EXCEPT one
particular album (that I know of). With a fresh blank CD in the drive,
I click on the "Burn" tab (in the Library) and drag the files over, but
they appear in the burn list with a red "X" on the left. Clicking on
the X and choosing "Error Details" pops a message that says "This file
is too large to fit on a disc". But the file is less than 10 MB!!! I
only need to drag ONE of those files over to see the red X. And I don't
even need a CD in the drive for this to happen. Why is this happening
only for this album? Is it something in the file itself? Can the file
be fixed?
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Brianm said:
WMP12, Win7x64. I am trying to burn some mp3 files onto a CD to create
an audio CD. I have no problem doing this with my mp3's EXCEPT one ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

particular album (that I know of). With a fresh blank CD in the drive,
I click on the "Burn" tab (in the Library) and drag the files over, but
they appear in the burn list with a red "X" on the left. Clicking on
the X and choosing "Error Details" pops a message that says "This file
is too large to fit on a disc". But the file is less than 10 MB!!! I
For audio CD, the _size_ of the mp3 isn't that relevant - it's the
_duration_ that matters. To make an audio CD, it has to be converted to
44.1 ksps, stereo (however low or mono it is as an mp3).

Is the _duration_ more than about 74 or 80 minutes?
only need to drag ONE of those files over to see the red X. And I don't
even need a CD in the drive for this to happen. Why is this happening
only for this album? Is it something in the file itself? Can the file
be fixed?
If it isn't overlong, then assuming it's an audio file of some sort, it
ought to be fixable by format conversion in almost any audio editing
software (I use GoldWave, but there are lots of them).
 
B

Brianm

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
For audio CD, the _size_ of the mp3 isn't that relevant - it's the
_duration_ that matters. To make an audio CD, it has to be converted to
44.1 ksps, stereo (however low or mono it is as an mp3).

Is the _duration_ more than about 74 or 80 minutes?

No, the length is 4 and a half minutes.
If it isn't overlong, then assuming it's an audio file of some sort, it
ought to be fixable by format conversion in almost any audio editing
software (I use GoldWave, but there are lots of them).
So if it needs fixing, is there a way to tell what is wrong, i.e. some
file attribute? Would be nice to know what to look for in order to have
an objective critera to tell that it's fixed.. I'll look into Goldwave.
What format would I convert it to, WAV?
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Brianm said:
No, the length is 4 and a half minutes.


So if it needs fixing, is there a way to tell what is wrong, i.e. some
file attribute? Would be nice to know what to look for in order to have
an objective critera to tell that it's fixed.. I'll look into Goldwave.
What format would I convert it to, WAV?
Its possible that those files are corrupt or don't have
a EOF (end of file) that is recognizable.
As JPG suggested, convert it to something else and save.
Wav will do nicely. I use Goldwave, Nero wave editor,
Acoustica, and several others.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Paul in Houston TX said:
Brianm wrote: []
No, the length is 4 and a half minutes. []
So if it needs fixing, is there a way to tell what is wrong, i.e.
some
file attribute? Would be nice to know what to look for in order to have
Sorry, can't suggest!

That would make for the least corruption, as WAV is raw audio, more or
less. But you could convert (well, save) it as anything your burning
software (Windows Media Player?) will accept, including mp3 again.
Its possible that those files are corrupt or don't have
a EOF (end of file) that is recognizable.
Ah, I was wondering what the problem could be! That sounds plausible.
 
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richard

WMP12, Win7x64. I am trying to burn some mp3 files onto a CD to create
an audio CD. I have no problem doing this with my mp3's EXCEPT one
particular album (that I know of). With a fresh blank CD in the drive,
I click on the "Burn" tab (in the Library) and drag the files over, but
they appear in the burn list with a red "X" on the left. Clicking on
the X and choosing "Error Details" pops a message that says "This file
is too large to fit on a disc". But the file is less than 10 MB!!! I
only need to drag ONE of those files over to see the red X. And I don't
even need a CD in the drive for this to happen. Why is this happening
only for this album? Is it something in the file itself? Can the file
be fixed?
You did not mention so I have to ask.
Is the source CD a DVD?
Some times transferring from DVD to a standard CD will cause a headache
like this.
Have you tried copying the files to a disk folder first?
 
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Evan Platt

His question suggested that the source may or may NOT be properly purchased
and legal source.
backpedal as usual, bullis. No, his question didn't suggest anything,
it simply asked.
I am aware that some producers of CD's install certain software to make
copying a nightmare. In an attempt to cut down on pirating.
Still, it is not OUR place to judge whether that source is legal or not.
And again, no one was judging.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

backpedal as usual, bullis. No, his question didn't suggest anything,
it simply asked.


And again, no one was judging.
I'd say that richard was :)
 
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nukid

I am not here to argue the law. Only to point out that it is not ours
to decide.
Representative democracy is dead. Long live representative democracy.
 

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