How to Easily Burn MP3 to DVD
If you are looking for how to easily and quickly burn your MP3 files to DVD, you need not search any longer, this post provides the steps you can take to make it happen.
Please, read on:
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3) is an audio file format that is very common in the digital world today.
It is a reliable format for encoding digital audios, most especially music. MP3 serves as a reliable replacement for compact disc (CD) sources at greatly reduced file sizes.
MP3 provides an alternative to CD encoding whereby the same audio file can be converted to MP3 at greatly reduced size.
Apart from CD, different types of audio formats can also be converted into MP3 and playable across many media players like DVD player, MP3 player, and other portable digital music players like iPod.
How Does MP3 Work?
This is sure to be the question on your mind. MP3 compresses music files by removing certain sounds on the assumption of what the human is least likely to miss.
This implies that in the process of compression, some sounds are left out or discarded on the assumption that they are not really necessary to be heard by the ear.
So, this goes a long way to reducing the file size and delivering the best quality possible without distorting the quality of the sound the ear should hear.
There are many other types of audio file formats apart from the MP3. They are categorized into:
- Uncompressed audio formats, which include AFIF, WAV, AU, and Raw header-less PCM
- Formats with lossless compression, which includes FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (.ape), WavPack (.wv), TTA, ATRAC, ALAC, MPEG-4 SLS, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG-4 DST, Windows Media Audio Lossless (WMA lossless), and Shorten (SHN).
- Lossy Formats, which include the MP3, Vorbis, Musepack, Windows Media Audio Lossy, AAC, and ATRAC.
From here, you can see where MP3 is categorized based on its manner of compression.
Now, let us say you have an MP3 music file you want to have in your DVD, how will you do it?
How to Burn MP3 to DVD
First, you need to know that it is not only on DVD that you can burn your MP3. You can also burn it on Blu-ray, and probably other storage devices like the memory card, flash drive, computer storage, etc.
But for this tutorial, we want to focus on how to do it with DVD.
Of course you know there are some things that should be in place without which you cannot do this job.
Below are some of the things you will need for the job:
The first thing that should be made available is the MP3 audio file you want to burn.
You can also consider converting other audio files to MP3 before burning them on DVD and that will involve conversion.
So prepare the MP3 audio file.
Secondly, you need a good computer to do this job. By a good computer we mean a computer with a good RAM speed and storage that can accommodate many files you want to burn.
Thirdly, you need a good DVD drive in case your system does not have it or you have a faulty one.
If your DVD drive is bad, you can repair it or better still get an external DVD drive to avoid uncertainties.
You will also need a blank DVD for this job. Format it and get it ready for this job.
Lastly, you will need a good burner. No doubt that the quality of work is highly dependent on the type of burner you use.
The good news is that there are many efficient burners you can use and that is why making a choice is not going to be a difficult one.
For now, we will use the Aiseesoft burner for this job.
Now we have all these things put in place, let us go to the tutorial proper;
Steps to Burning MP3 to DVD Using Aiseesoft Burner
- Launch your program software (Aiseesoft Burner)
If you managed to download this software on your personal computer, then it is advisable you create a shortcut for it on the computer desktop for easy identification and launching.
So, if you have this set, then double-click on the software program to launch it.
The space created for you when you launch this software is known as the User Interface. This is where you do most of the operations you need.
- Slot in the DVD into the DVD drive
Whether you are using the internal DVD drive or an external one, ensure that it is in good condition.
Slot in the DVD and allow your computer to detect it.
To be sure, press Ctrl+E to show the available storage devices in your personal computer.
Once you see the DVD drive with a sign of a disk in it, you are good to go.
- Add your audio files
Simply click on “Add File” button to lead you to the possible directories containing the audio files. Select music video you want and click on “Open”.
- Choose the DVD type
Sure you have to select the type of DVD you want to burn the files to, whether D5 or D9. You can also add audio track to the DVD to create multi-track.
- Start to burn
This is the last thing you should click. However, ensure that everything is set before you click on burn.
If you see that all is set and are in place, click on “Burn” at the bottom right of the window to start the burning process.
MP3 is the most popularly audio format today and sure to stick around for some time before any major development or upgrade.
This tutorial has provided you with the steps on how you can have your MP3 audio files burned to DVD.
Following the steps above will help you achieve that within minutes, it is not difficult to do the job by yourself.