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Backing up mp3's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by fevola25, Apr 7, 2006.

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  1. fevola25

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    Hi, im thinking of formatting my computer, I am going to back up my mp3's onto dvd's, Am I best to burn them as mp3's or make data disk ?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    MP3's are data, that's how I'd burn them.
     
  3. fevola25

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    Ok, cool.

    can you tell me what the difference is between them, data seems to transfer on nero quicker than when I do it as an mp3.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    If you just drop an MP3 into Nero, when burning as an "audio CD" it will convert the files to .cda, which take about 10 times the size on the CD. It thinks you want to convert them to a playable CD on a stand-alone CD (non mp3 capable) player and acts accordingly.

    An MP3 file is just a data file. Therefore that is how it should be treated.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    What he said. :D
     
  6. fevola25

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    Thanks very much guys ;)
     
  7. fevola25

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    Also, I have a number of video clips id like to back up aswell, do I burn these the same way as I did the mp3's ??
     
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    Strictly speaking even though you paid for the mp3's they are still subject to copyright!

    When you download them the sight, has been granted the express permission to disribute the copierited files.

    unless you have applied for permission and been granted it, copping the material to anything be it cd/dvd another hard drive or even youre chosen brand of portable mp3 player does not legally consuetude fair use under the agreement :rallyes:
    well here in the uk anyway:eek:
    see page16 may issue of pc advisor in the uk or try www.pcadvisor.co.uk they might have posted the article
     
  10. prunejuice

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    fevola25 never said anything about downloading or paying for copywrited
    material.
    For all you know, these could be home recordings.
     
  11. adaz

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    very true! my misunderstanding thanks for putting me wright! sorry :eek:
     
  12. Hypermagic2

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    Option 2 is this: go buy an external USB 2.0/firewire hard drive and plug it up, then move all your media files to it. It's not as cheap as burning to a disc, but takes less time. I have one internal hard drive, 2 external hard drives, an internal and external DVD burner, an internal DVD ROM drive and a flash thumbdrive. Portable media rocks.
     
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    And you should remember, a single copy of any file you value is a bad idea. ;)
     
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