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Old 04-17-02, 11:15 AM
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How do I upload cds to my hard drive to share?

Is there anyway I can do this using NERO burning ROM or TDK digital mixmaster? Those are the 2 programs that came with my TDK cd burner.

I would pretty much like to have a folder where I upload my cds to the hard drive and then be able to go back and burn a variety on to my cd-r's. Also, would like to share them with others out there who use kazaa...

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open cd drive in my computer.. highlight everything.. hit copy.. create folder on your harddrive.. hit paste

or share out the cd drive itself.. just point the default share to the cd
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Is copying that easy?

I have been using Nero to convert the files to uncompressed .wav files on my hard drive (which I can then listen to from the hard drive), and these are easy to copy back on to a compilation CD using Nero (in .cda format).

Yes, I know that .wav files are big, but I have a mostly empty 60 gb hard drive.
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Why on earth would you be using Nero to copy music CDs.

You should be using EAC for that. EAC will copy the CDs exactly bit for bit and the error correction is excellent if you have scratched CDs. You can also burn using EAC. It's a very powerful program and it's free.

Download EAC
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Originally posted by Heat
Is copying that easy?

I have been using Nero to convert the files to uncompressed .wav files on my hard drive (which I can then listen to from the hard drive), and these are easy to copy back on to a compilation CD using Nero (in .cda format).

Yes, I know that .wav files are big, but I have a mostly empty 60 gb hard drive.
he never specified that he was talking about music cds..
of course, if thats the case.. and its in cd audio.. then he will need to rip the files to wav first..

but with his wording.. its unclear exactly what he is looking to share
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sorry, yeah music cd's
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Originally posted by LX98Civic
sorry, yeah music cd's
Then I would recommend palebluedot's advice and use EAC to "rip" the songs from the audio CDs onto your harddrive. Then you should encode them into MP3 format using the Lame mp3 encoder. (You can find a fairly easy front-end here)

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is nero really that bad for copying cds? what about burning mp3s-to-cds? i've been using nero all this while and i haven't really noticed a problem using nero.
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Originally posted by quietsoul
is nero really that bad for copying cds? what about burning mp3s-to-cds? i've been using nero all this while and i haven't really noticed a problem using nero.
Same here! I don't know if it is the NERO or the TDK rewriter, but I like the fact I can DL the songs and go straight to the program and rip them to cd. I don't have to change over the format or anything like that.

Haven't noticed any problems ripping music from NERO......
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EAC is IMO a much better program when it comes to ripping CDs to wav onto your harddrive.

For making CDs from MP3s then Nero is perfect for that...that's what I use to do just that. However I never use Nero for ripping the WAVs to hard drive.

One thing about EAC is if you have damaged CDs it will recover them for you and it works very well.

However if Nero is working and there is you don't notice any quality problems..then why change?
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Just to remind some people that haven't used EAC before that (last time I used it) EAC is just the ripping program and you need to point EAC to use whatever encoder you want (LAME!) to encode your wav's into mp3's.

So, you have to download the LAME encoder and the tell EAC that you want to use the LAME in whatever folder you have it resident/unzipped.

When I first used EAC it took me a minute to figure this out. Hopefully the newer versions of this program make a bit easier to figure out how to plug-in the LAME codec.
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Originally posted by twikoff
open cd drive in my computer.. highlight everything.. hit copy.. create folder on your harddrive.. hit paste

or share out the cd drive itself.. just point the default share to the cd
Isn't there a way to click on the first object, *hit a button*, click the last --> and everything in between highlights as well??

Thanks!

>>> nevermind!! pops just told me it's "SHIFT"

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