Hey, thanks very much for the replies guys.
Originally Posted by JoeKustra
Did you mean "play" or "record"? Have you made a +RW recording of music and tried it in your car? My music channels are 480p. I'll try a DVD+RW & CD+RW and see what happens.
The multi-purpose entertainment system has a built in "Music Register" which is a 10gb hard drive for recording MP3 or WMA files from various media types and playing them back. Haven't tried a +RW yet, but will do. Much appreciate your trying it out in the meantime.
Originally Posted by timtofly
After recording the DVD off the Comcast channel, you need to brake it down into MP3 files on a computer. These files should be able to be transferred via a USB jump drive to your vehicle.
On the other hand, if your car player plays videos, then all you have to do is after recording a multi-hour session, just divide each song up into individual titles like you would a tv show and then you can choose which titles and in which order you want to record them in, and burn your DVD the way you normally would. If you car player plays videos, it should also let you select random title selection or regular playback. If it will not play videos, then you have to use the computer to convert to the WMA and MP3 format.
Now that's interesting. Yes it does play video as well as audio DVD's. But I don't have clue #1 how to divide a continuous session into individual titles on the Maggie. Guess I skipped over that section of the manual. I'll look. Sounds like the ideal solution for editing out the songs I don't want, without babysitting the entire recording session.
Only one possible problem: The system will play
video DVD's, and audio from audio DVD's and CD's, but I'm not sure the Music Register section of the system will record
from DVD's like it will from CD's. I think it will, but I'll have to try it.
Originally Posted by TBoneit
Freemake Video Converter http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
Will open your non copy protected DVD such as a Magnavox Created DVD and let you convert it to many formats including mp3 format. I haven't tried it but it should open them.
Price is right, free.
Sound like a good backup plan if all else above fails. Thanks for the tip.WAJO:
Thanks for the Help File link on recording audio from cable. Do I understand correctly that it's best to disconnect the video cable (yellow) from the Maggie when doing this? And there's no real difference in recorded audio quality between say , SLP, SP and HQ?
Here's some additional info on the car's Music Register requirements guys, just in case it's of any value in this discussion (IOW, I don't know what any of it means
The manual says the following are OK:
MP3 files with constant and variable bit rates from 32kbit to 320 kbit/sec. Sampling rate of 8khz to 48khz.
WMA: fixed bit rates from 5kbit/sec to 384 kbit/sec. Sampling rates of 8khz to 48 khz.
Thanks for your patience here guys. Sorry to take up so much space with this issue, which is probably only of interest to a limited number of folks.