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Mysteries of CD Burning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shallot, Jan 29, 2005.

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  1. Shallot

    Shallot Thread Starter

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    ARGH I am glas I found this site!

    I am new to the world of CD burning, I've relied on floppies and Zip discs in the past but now have need to work with some music. I'm using an older model HP 8220e external as my computer (2+ year old Compaq Presario 905 notebook) doesn't have an internal writer. I've got TDK CD RWs 80 minutes. However, it seems that I can't record like 1 or two songs at a time, it tells me to insert a BLANK disc, like it can't tell that there's a ton of blank space after those two songs! This can't be right, can it? Could it actually be full, or can they only do one batch at a time? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You must record audio tracks all at once, you can't do multi-session like data disks. I'm assuming you're using the audio format to play these in standard audio CD players, right?
     
  3. Shallot

    Shallot Thread Starter

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    OK, thanks, I was afraid of that! At least they're RW's so I didn't just completely waste a disc...
     
  4. winbob

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    John,

    Why can't he drag n drop individual song files to the RW disk as if they were data files? Never tried that myself, but what would stop that technique of building a compilation???
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    Because the packet writing format using "drag and drop" would be unrecognised by a normal CD player perhaps, as well as CD-RW not being recognised by all players?
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    FYI, CD-RW media is not recognized by a vast majority of the audio CD players that exist, so you actually have several problems. :)

    To record music CD's, you must record them on CD-R media, and you have to do the entire CD in a single burning session. Following those two rules, you should get usable audio CD's.
     
  7. Shallot

    Shallot Thread Starter

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    Fortunately I was able to get it to do what I needed, they are data files, but I am able to do what I need with it....I will have to play to figure out how to record as a music file but it may not even be necessary...what I need involves only working with one or two songs at a time so RW will be fine for my purposes...thanks all! :) (Nothing illegal just maybe difficult to explain...)
     
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