cd burning - data v audio

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Lyn Patterson

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Can someone please confirm (or otherwise) that if I just want to copy some mp3's and wma's that are on my hard-drive onto a cd for back-up purposes (and not to play on another cd player) I can just do it via a data cd and don't have to do an audio cd. I have done this and can play it back via Winamp or WMP from the D drive so I think this is OK.

Also have done the same with my image files (photographs) which seem to be accessible via the D drive and then got a bit confused reading Nero's help file about creating image files etc.

Why would one need to create an image file via Nero just to copy some graphic files onto a cd for backup purposes?
 
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Graphics files and mp3 files are just data files.

Audio relates to .wav or .cda files when you intend playing them on a normal stereo. In that case tell Nero to make an Audio CD and it will convert the files anyway.
 
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When Nero talks about creating an image file, it's nothing to do with photos or pics as such, it just takes an image of something to save to your hard drive.
You are on the right tracks as you are, your pics, mp3's, wma's are all data. Think of it all as data unless you want to play music on a home stereo, in which case make an audio cd. Audio cd's for back up don't make sense though when you think you'll get about 200 mp3's on a cd or 20 normal audio tracks.
For back up, data data all the way.
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Kiwiguy and moby

Thanks very much for your input. It is as I thought, and have done, but thought I had better get an expert opinion. Thanks again !
 
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