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Two simple questions about music ripping and music CD-R's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by FusionSlayer, Apr 18, 2004.

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  1. FusionSlayer

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    First: I recently had all my cds stolen and am now having to replace them by burning copies of them. I went out and bought some "Music CD-R" to see if it makes a difference. I only bought like 30 as a trial, but haven't used them yet. So the question is, does it actually matter if you use the music specific ones or can you use the normal data CD-R's with no loss in quality?

    Second: What is the best program to just rip CD's? I have an older version of Nero but it doesn't seem to like working on XP a lot. Right now I'm stuck using WMP to upload them at 192k and then burn them back on with that. Any suggestions are quite welcome.
     
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    to answer your first question second, normal cd-r will do just fine.
     
  4. FusionSlayer

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    so there really is no difference between CD-R's designated for music and the rest of them? -- thanks for other answer
     
  5. JohnWill

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    I use CDex myself, though there are tons of options.
     
  6. FusionSlayer

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    johnwill i will go with your program cause you've helped me probably 85% of the time i've posted here in the last year

    I'm really curious about the music CD-R thing...how can they label them differently if there is no difference
     
  7. john11m

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    The music Cd-rs are designed to use in those standalone CD recorders (which probobly cost as much as buying an old 600 mhz computer with a cd burner built in ;) ). If you would have one of those, you'd probobly need to buy music cd-rs for it to work consistantly. (or maybe regular cd-rs would work fine and the whole "music" thing is just a marketing ploy for more $$)
     
  8. i hate ram

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    use CD-DA audio ripper/converter/burner.... veeeeerrrrry good program!

    google it.
     
  9. LONGHAIR

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    The way I understand it to be is that the "Music" CD-Rs have had a Royalty Fee paid to the RIAA. Technologically there is no difference.
     
  10. napoliandynamite

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    Yep this was part of an agreement between the equip manufacturers and the RIAA, they would slap on a fee on every batch of "music" cd-r's to compensate for the projected loss of revenue from using the component recorders. The computer cd-r's dont have this problem because ostensibly these discs were supposed to be used as data storage media like floppy discs.
     
  11. FusionSlayer

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    so basically i was owned. woohoo.
     
  12. jameso321

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    Music CD'rs

    I have to use them for my MP3 player in the car.

    Using data CD's produces poor results even if I burned them at 1x.

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    My case is not too common I think though. I have an original version AIWA MP3 cd player in the car.

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    It seems like the player in the car just doesnt have trouble reading these "music" CD'rs.


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    I always thought that there was no technical difference, but there is something going on there.





    I am not a novice computer user or anything either and I have used various media for CDR and DVDR etc etc.



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  13. jameso321

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    http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq07.html#S7-17



    Here is one answer.
     
  14. JohnWill

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    I use standard 80 minute "free after rebate" CD's for my CD changer in my Audi, works like a champ.
     
  15. MSM Hobbes

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    Excellent reference to the www.cdrfaq.org/faq site! Much valuable info there.

    In my burning of back-up CD's, I too came across this question - all that I talked to said the same thing: there is no discernable difference between the "music" and the "data" blanks - but! always check both your own burner and player on a few burnt CD's to make sure all works good on your own system.

    As to program, I'm still using Easy Creator 4 from Adaptec, on a PlexWriter 8/4/32A... yea, I know, its slooooooooooow, but, hey it works, and will upgrade when I buy new Mac this summer - and then turn this one over to the wife... ;)
     
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