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Old 01-03-04, 04:01 PM
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Could use some help with a CD burning problem

Been trying to make copies of the Disney's Greatest Hits CDs for my son (so he can play them on his portable CD he got for Christmas)... and keep running into a very odd problem.

I'm using the Adaptec Easy (LOL) CD Creator 4, on my Dell desktop (Windows ME).

I'd had a few problems when I tried to do a direct copy (I'd get an error midway and have start again) so I went to making a CD image on the desktop, and then burning that to CD. I've had good success doing that with mixes in the past.

But when I did it, the CD I created was weird. Songs 1-19 played fine, but song 20 was jumpy. Very much so.

So I tried again. This time, I created an image JUST with songs 1-19.

But when I then burned that one... Songs 1-18 were fine, and now 19 was jumpy!

Would appreciate any advice!

Thanks,
Frank

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Old 01-03-04, 05:44 PM
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Could this be because the Disney CD is copyrighted? You could try ripping the CD into Wav files and then burning them or you could download a trial version of Nero. I never had any problems direct copying CD's with it.

Here's the link:

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Hope that helps.
Old 01-03-04, 06:57 PM
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That could be it, I suppose. Although, I am able to make mixes from them.

Weird.

Thanks, though. Maybe I'll try Nero.
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Copying CDs and compromising the copyright protection is illegal I think. But who's to say if it's allowed on this forum. Anyway, I suggest you check out club.cdfreaks.com for further details. Nero is used for writing video and data DVDs and CDs, not ripping DVDs and CDs.
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select a slower drive read speed

currenty EZ CD is probably trying to read the original CD at max speed of the drive, this could be a big issue depending on your drive. Digital audio is not the same extraction method as data.

Slow the read process down to 2X or 4X, wouldn't hurt to slow the write process down to 4X as well.

EZ CD 4 is rather old, so I can assume your dell desktop is rather old as well, the above adive should help.
Old 01-04-04, 12:11 AM
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install nero.
it works faster than ez cd.

or is it just me?
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
But who's to say if it's allowed on this forum.
You mean apart from it being against the written rules of this forum?

Nero is used for writing video and data DVDs and CDs, not ripping DVDs and CDs.
Boy, is that wrong.

Nero is the only program I use for ripping CDs, which is its explicit purpose, regardless of whether the CD is music or data. That's probably why it comes with a WAV editor and music mixer as part of the program.

In fact, here's the start screen:



I guess what I'm getting at is, yes the CD could be copyrighted, but it might not. I found Easy CD Creator to be a frustrating and glitchy program. Downloading and trying Nero is free, so you mightas well give it a shot.

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Wasn't trying to do anything illegal. I thought it was within my rights to make copies of my own CDs for me. I'm not selling them.
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Originally posted by Frank_M
Wasn't trying to do anything illegal. I thought it was within my rights to make copies of my own CDs for me. I'm not selling them.
Ripping CDs is very different from ripping DVDs. I think you are safe with discussing CD rips here, or X would have shut this down already.

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