Editors' reviewCD-burning programs are a dime a dozen and vary greatly in quality, but this one falls slightly below average. Though the interface is simple enough to understand almost instantly, we wished the button for adding MP3s were more prominent. We had to dig around for a few moments before we discovered the tiny plus-sign icon that let us put files on our disc. Many programs of this ilk support at least a few popular audio formats and let you copy CDs, but MP3 CD Maker does neither, relegating you to just the codec mentioned in its title. Happily, the app does read ID3 tags, though the trial version lets you burn only four tracks per CD, a waste of disc space unless you're working with large files. You can save the recording project to your hard drive or print the track list, but you won't find any other features. MP3 CD Maker can certainly do the trick, but you can find a better solution.
MP3 CD Maker works with a CD recorder to create audio CDs from collections of MP3 audio files. It directly converts MP3 files into the CD audio format and can decode any MP3 file into WAV or raw audio. A normalization feature lets you ensure that all MP3s in a set have the same volume level.
Version 2.0 adds support for 200 more CD-R/RW drives.