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CD audio burning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MungoB, Oct 15, 2001.

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  1. MungoB

    MungoB Thread Starter

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    For some unknown reason, after I burn some CD's, many at first sound great; but, after a while, they mysteriously develop unwanted and annoying crackles and pops in playback, almost as an old vinyl recording. Many are like that immediately, and some never do it at all. To explain further, it's almost like a scratch in a record. Is there a reason for this? And, if so, can it be prevented.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Any number of reason for the problem. Audio cables are substandard (not shielded)or defective. CD-ROM lens is dirty (never had one dirty). Record settings set to analog as opposed to digital. Compression for the original MP3 was set at a very low setting always use at least 128k....160k or higher with oversampling is even better (files will be larger but sound better). Using your PC during the burning or ripping process...should be the only process going when these operations are going on.
     
  3. Paul D

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    None of which would explain why the CDs are at first OK, and then deteriorate.

    Are you using good quality CDs (preferably gold)?
     
  4. spalding

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    Definitely sounds like a breakdown after the burn process is done.
     
  5. slipe

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    The generic CD-Rs with the plain silver tops are very fragile. There is no paint layer to protect the fragile silver coating. I record my music CDs to fairly cheap media, but avoid the ones without a writable layer. I’ve also read that if you label the plain silver ones with something like a Sharpie that the ink will eventually migrate down and cause problems.
     
  6. Paul D

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    I've heard that too - I don't think anyone knows for sure yet, because it won't happen overnight - possibly a couple of years, but I avoid anything using oil-based ink
     
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