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How to Play an MP3 CD

by UrielA
  • Overview

    Playing an MP3 CD is a simple affair. In contrast to a "regular" music CD, an MP3 CD stores music in the popular MP3 format. To play an MP3 CD on a stand-alone CD player (such as a car stereo), the CD player need only support the MP3 format. It will play like a normal CD. Listening to an MP3 CD on a computer is equally easy. Windows supports the MP3 format right out of the box.
  • CD Player

 
  • Step 1

    Ensure the CD player supports the MP3 format. Look for the "MP3CD" logo. Check the player's documentation to see if it can play MP3 files.
  • Step 2

    Insert the CD into the player.
  • Step 3

    Press play if the CD does not automatically start playing.
  • Windows Computer

    • Step 1

      Insert the CD into the drive.
    • Step 2

      Wait for the "Autoplay" dialog box to appear.
    • Step 3

      Select "Play using Windows Media Player" in the "Autoplay" dialog box.
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    • Make sure you have the latest version of Windows Media Player. In older versions of Windows, the default version of Windows Media Player could not play MP3 files. On a Macintosh, use iTunes to play an MP3 CD.
    • Make sure you have the latest version of Windows Media Player. In older versions of Windows, the default version of Windows Media Player could not play MP3 files. On a Macintosh, use iTunes to play an MP3 CD.

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