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  1. awc

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    I download music from the net, and my question, is it possible to transfer the music program to a CD and if so can anyone suggest the easiest way to do, eg. do I need special equipment or can it be done by downloading a program which will allow me to do this.
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    First you need a cd drive that is capable of "burning" a cd. If you have that, then you most likely already have the software to create a music cd (one very popular programs that comes with a cd writer / burner is Roxio)

    If you have all of the above, then start your cd writer program, when you start it it will ask you what you want to do - tell it you want to create a music cd. Then it will give you some sort of file manager type of box, pick the files you want to put on the cd (mp3, wav, etc.) and copy them, drag and drop them, or whatever.

    then find the "burn", or create button - click that, and it will start making the cd.

    Be careful not to put too much on it. watch the screen, you usually can go up to 500 -550 meg .... or about 60 minutes (depending on how your software reads it).

    Good luck
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    Do you want to burn the music or the music program? If the latter, what program?
     
  5. awc

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    I have downloaded a number of recordings and have them on file, what I would like to do is place them on a CD and listen to them on my CD player.
    What do you think,
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  6. brendandonhu

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    You need a CD-Burner and a blank CD-R.
    Do you have these?
    Then what program are you using to burn CDs (such as Ez CD Creator or Nero....).
     
  7. awc

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    I have just ordered CD/DVD creator 6 produced by ROXIO,hopefully this will put me on the right road, I will keep you posted
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  8. brendandonhu

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    Do you have a cd burner?
     
  9. awc

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    Unless it is hidden to the best of my knowledge I do not have one
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  10. brendandonhu

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    Then Roxio is useless.
    A cd burner is the actual hardware with a laser that writes the data to the cd. Well, maybe you have one. On your phyiscal computer, do you have 2 cd drives, or does the drive have a little logo that says Recordable or Rewritable?
     
  11. awc

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    Now you have me, I apologise for my lack of knowledge in respect of the workings of my computer, I looked at the drive (which is single and says Mercury DVD 16X and that is all)
    Now the question is is there a solution to my problem, or have I wasted my money with my purcahse.
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  12. brendandonhu

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    That drive won't burn CDs :(
    Although you should have no problem getting your money back on the software if you haven't opened it yet.

    If you want to burn CDs, you could buy a cd burner. They run about $30.
    But then you would have to get it installed unless you buy an external one but those are really expensive.
     
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