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Solved Best Burn Speed from iTunes Playlist to Maxell CD-R

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Cookiegal, Jul 29, 2019.

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  1. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    I don't do much downloading but recently bought an iTunes gift card so I could purchase some songs.

    I'm never sure what burn speed to choose. The default is shown as 4x and I'm not sure if I should leave it at that or go with a slower speed or the maximum possible. MY goal is for maximum quality of sound not for the shortest burn time.

    My Optical drive is a MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW830. I looked in device manager and it doesn't say anything about speed that I can see.

    I'm using Maxell 80 min/700mb CD-R disks that only say this disk may not be compatible with drives recording at 1x speed. I don't see any other reference to speed on the packaging.

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  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    Thanks but it's even more confusing. They never come out and say what is actually best. But I suspect leaving it at the default 4x might be the best option.
     
  4. C141

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    Whether you burn the disc at the fastest, slowest, or somewhere in between it will have no effect on the quality of the sound. A successful burn is a successful burn. Discs are cheap.....go ahead & burn one fast, burn one slow.....you won't hear any audible difference. Now if you were doing Analog instead of Digital, speed of recording/burning would make a difference.
    Using the same Maxell discs as you, I generally will burn my MP3s at fastest speed.
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    Thanks C141. I burned it using the maximum speed possible and it sounds great so I didn't bother with any slower burns. :)
     
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    One of my Dell OptiPlex 9020's has a Matshita SW830 disc burner drive.
    I regularly use it to burn data or create images on Memorex and Maxell CD-R's/DVD-R's.
    My Ashampoo Burning Studio app automatically selects the "max" speed for those discs.
    I rarely have a disc that doesn't successfully burn and verify.

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  7. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    Thanks Frank. I appreciate the information. It seems like I made the right selection after all. :)
     
  8. Oddba11

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    For CD, the max speed noted on the disc (or max speed of the burner if the discs aren't marked) will typically work just fine. I've never had burn issues with CD, even when using very cheap generic discs.

    DVD's are a different story.
     
  9. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    Thanks Jim. :)
     
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