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Does anyone have one of these? I just bought one yesterday evening with the assumption that it acted as an actual mp3 player, the kind you just load mp3's into from your computer, but it actually just plays CD-R discs. I don't really understand the point of it. My regular discman played CD-R's fine, so what's the need for a special player? Is there some special feature this has that I'm not realizing?
 

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Haha, that's what I figured. Well, I needed a discman since my old one was a piece of ****, but I don't think I needed to spend the amount I did for something that didn't even turn out to be what I thought it was.
 

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My understanding is that an MP3 player will play the songs when they're in MP3 format, rather than having to burn the mp3s into music CD format - in other words, with the MP3 player, you can get 700 MB worth of music per disc rather than just 80 min.
 

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if you have a program for burning cds make sure you make a data disk rahter than audio disk or the program will automaticly change the mp3's to wavs. then just add the tracks as data. The cd/mp3 player can read this data just fine. I am getting the top of the line mp3 player (hardrive typ) 250 bucks but its worth it.
 

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Biggie - I have both types of MP3 players. The CD-based one is nice because on each CD I can carry loads of songs. The solid-state MP3 player doesn't hold nearly as many, but is really convenient for campus and the gym (like I go there much). If you're looking to get a solid-state MP3 player, I recommend the SonicBlue Rio: <a href="http://electronics.cnet.com/electronics/0-6342420-1304-20573566.html?tag=lst" target="_blank">http://electronics.cnet.com/electron...6.html?tag=lst</a> for $162 (lowest price pre-shipping at pricegrabber) or if you're made of money, the Apple IPod <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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yes, as majake said, you can store mp3s as actual mp3s in your mp3 player as opposed to wav files (effectively) on your cdrs. so you can store a lot more files and you don't need to have cdrs all over the place. and you can always delete the mp3 files and simply add others directly from a cable that connects to your computer.<br><br><br><br>
i actually bought a good portable mp3 player about a year and a half ago. i can't remember what brand it is because i didn't bring it to my apartment but it's hardly been used and i believe i bought a 300mb card for it (that's about 60 songs). i've been meaning to auction it off on ebay or something but if you're interested, feel free to pm me. it cost me $300 back then but i'd probably be willing to part with it for around $75. it's just sitting in my closet gathering dust so i might as well get it to someone who will put it to use.
 

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When you make a disc for the cd/mp3 player, can you go back and add more mp3's to it later on, or take some off, or are they permanent like on a burned disc?
 

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i should be going home this weekend so i can tell you more about it then and give you links and everything. but for the life of me i just can't remember the company that makes it, other than that i bought it through amazon. this is surely ominous foreshadowing for my exam tomorrow :/
 

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I have the Philips Expanium XP511. It's very nice. Doesn't skip at all.<br><br><br><br>
You can add more file to a CD-R if you don't finalize it and it has more space. You can't delete any on it, though.
 

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My christmas gift this year was a MP3 CD player for my car. I love it!! I have a portable one too. Being able to hold 20 hours worth of music on 1 CD is great. I have the complete Louis Jordan collection (170 songs on 1 CD) in my car right now. Hence the reason I'm Louis as my avatar at the moment.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kpickell</i><br><br><b>My christmas gift this year was a MP3 CD player for my car. ... I have the complete Louis Jordan collection (170 songs on 1 CD) in my car right now. Hence the reason I'm Louis as my avatar at the moment.</b></div>
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This is the same Louis Jordan who did "Beans and Cornbread"?(Current theme song for "Dinner and a Movie" TV show, featuring various movies on TNT Superstation, I think.)<br><br><br><br>
I'm kind of a fan of his too, although I've only heard a few of his songs.
 
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