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Taking the kids to school.

...and the pop music's getting boring...PodCast the answer?

     
4:58 pm on Feb 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi

Each day I take my kids to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. It's about a 1 hour round trip.

I live in Thailand and there's very little English language radio to listen to in the car so it's either listen to CD's or pop music on the radio. It's getting a bit boring.

I was wondering if it's possible to download a selection of pod casts (BBC Radio 5 or the like) and burn a CD to listen to in my car. When I download a pod cast it's in MP3 version but my car CD player doesn't play MP3's.

My question is: Can I convert the MP3 into another format that I can play on my car CD? Also, if there's a format I can use what software do I need to convert MP3 to it?

Thanks for any help.

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A lot of MP3 players can connect to your car stereo. The hardware may not be available in Thailand, but you should be able to order online. Alternatively, you could get external speakers for your MP3 player.
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or just burn the mp3s as a music-cd, wich your car can play.
downside? only 80minutes on 1 cd.
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you can get an fm transmitter which you plug your mp3 player into via headset plug and can then listen on your car radio by tuning in to the correct frequency.
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I was wondering if it's possible to download a selection of pod casts (BBC Radio 5 or the like) and burn a CD to listen to in my car.

You should be able to download a program onto your computer than burn it onto a cd

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My question is: Can I convert the MP3 into another format that I can play on my car CD? Also, if there's a format I can use what software do I need to convert MP3 to it?

some CD burning programs (like newer versions of nero burning rom) automatically convert the mp3s to CDDA (cd compliant format) when you drag and drop them in.

Otherwise you want to convert the mp3s to .wav format, which most any CD burning software can use.

The easiest way to do this is load the mp3s up in winamp, hit control-P for preferences, and under output choose the 'disk writer' plug-in. If you don't have the plug-in by default, you can find a download via google.

Then, when you hit play, it doesn't make any sound, but quickly runs through the mp3 writing it to a .wav file in the directory specified in preferences. *hint* remember to change the output plugin back to 'wave out' or whatever it was before when you're done.