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Writing to CD

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by NickP72, Jun 13, 2019.

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  1. NickP72

    NickP72 Thread Starter

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    After rendering songs I have recorded on my home studio Digital Audio Workstation - Reaper, I get an error message if I try to burn it to CD.

    I tried both Native CD Burning - result Can't set active CD recorder error message and cdrecord/cdrtools - result CD Recorder error report.

    There isn't an issue with the CD drive, which is internal, being recognised. I also tried with an external drive with the same result.

    If I try to burn to CD by dropping the file into the drive it appears to burn but when I play the CD it can't be read. I have tried on four different CD player types. The files are the correct format - .cue

    My laptop is an Acer Aspire F 15 running Windows 10

    Advice gratefully received!
     
  2. Oddba11

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    I haven't used CD's in a very long time. But bin/cue is a disc image format (like iso files). You can burn them as data, but only a computer (and image mounting software) would be able to open the image and see the contents. As with all image files, you need to open the image using a burning program, and then burn to disc. That will ensure the contents of the image are burned on disc, which in this case, appears to be audio files.

    Any burning program should be able to open the image and burn the contents. The process you noted above (ie: dragging and dropping) skips the step where the contents of the image file aref burned to disc and simply burns the image file to disc (ie: the actual bin/cue file).

    I use ImgBurn for all of my burning needs. Free, easy to use, and supports most all image types.
     
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