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Windows 7: Problem burning music CD's

04 Nov 2018   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Problem burning music CD's

I've done this procedure, problem-free, maybe 50 times before with the same program. This is puzzling:

-I have 19 MP3's on my computer. I opened BurnAwareFree, selected "Audio CD" dragged all the files to the window and burned. When done, they're all 1 KB cda's, not MP3's, and the titles are gone. The date of recording is 12/01/1994, impossible for Dinah, and definitely not today's date. Can't find anything of help on BurnAware's site.

-Secondly, I use VLC for playing videos and music, but I don't know if it burns. Their wiki is overly complicated and verbose. If BurnAware is buggy, I'd rather use VLC.

-Will this CD play on my car radio? Some of my CD's don't, although they appear as mp3's.


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05 Nov 2018   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It would appear BurnAware converted the MP3's to wav files (what is required for a regular audio CD). If you list the files that is what is shown, a 1K CDA file. That is why you have to "rip" audio files from a CD to a PC. If you just copy it won't work.

Second issue, some CD's play and some do not in my car. Some car CD players will only play regular Audio CD's and not MP3 CD's. So that part is determined by the car players capability. Another issue, with older car audio CD players is the speed the audio CD is burned at. Older car (and home) CD players will not play audio CD's burned at high speeds - they will either skip or not play at all. I have a CD Audio production facility setup in my recording studio. My audio CD burn speed "standard" is 8X. 8X assures they will play in almost all older audio CD players. This is a problem in most current hardware SATA interface CD burners as the lowest burn speed is 16X. If the car audio CD player is new or relatively new its not an issue as they will play audio CD's at higher burn speeds.

I don't use VLC so I can't answer your questions on that.
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05 Nov 2018   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

"That is why you have to "rip" audio files from a CD to a PC. If you just copy it won't work. "

They weren't copied from a CD, but were videos converted to MP3 by the program FreemakeVideo-MP3Boom. All the other CD's I've done this way have the track names showing in Windows Explorer and MP3 format.

Is it more reliable to do my conversions into .wav files? I can copy and print the track names.

I bought the car used and can't judge the age of the player, but you're right about some skipping, while others are fine. They were all copied as MP3's, but I don't know the speed. I'll be more attentive to copy-speed now.

At home, my CD player died, so I play my music on my computers with no issues.
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05 Nov 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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06 Nov 2018   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ImgBurn will do. I don't burn DVD's or use complex multimedia functions.

I would still like to know the Q I posed in post #3. Should I should be converting my MP3's or videos to .wav before burning the disc, knowing that my car stereo is probably old.?
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06 Nov 2018   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I took the leap a few years ago for Car Music playback - I went fully digital, although my current player,[ A pioneer DAB unit that cost just over 100], has a CD player it has only been used once, just for "proof of Life" after purchase, [it can be slightly embarrassing if a passenger has a CD they wish to play, on a journey and you cannot as the player does not work].

A totally digital setup does mean that I do not have any playback jumping issues, which is useful in a car with a sport suspension

It's also a full Digital media Bluetooth device so plays Music from my phone, [in addition to giving me full hands free calling]. One good thing is that it plays a lot of formats including full HQ Flac, [if I am not happy with 320 MP3].

I have a number of Mini USB3 64GB sticks that I set up with folder based album sets, [MediaMonkey and DriveSort], handle the building of sets, although as it's a simple copy/paste operation it's not essential.

At home I am also totally digital, with a central Media store on PC and NAS that is accessible from devices as required I have a Digital media unit that gives me FM/DAB and fully maintained worldwide Internet radio access. This is a newish unit that is "Bleeding Edge" in that it does not have a Local CD player or a USB input, but is fully wireless and Bluetooth so works well
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06 Nov 2018   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The ripping comment was just a side note.
Some Audio CD burning programs will convert an MP3 to wav for burning and some will not. I use Nero BurningRom and it will convert, although any MP3 I have I will convert it myself beforehand.

Imgburn is a popular burning program, but I find it not user friendly compared to some others. I have a copy, even though I have the (paid) Nero, but only for burning iso's. For a free program I like CDBurnerXP.

One other warning on the burned CD's. DO NOT use paper labels. They can flake off and if they do the car CD player is basically "toast". I remember GM and Ford used to put a clause in their warranties about paper labels and if they were used and caused problems to the CD player it would not be covered under warranty.
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06 Nov 2018   #8
Jeyneko

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OFFTOPIC: This thread make me think of this song: Feeder - 'Buck Rogers' - Official Music Video - HD - YouTube

ONTOPIC: How old is your car, depending on the car and its radio firmware/hardware it may be able to play MP3s on a CD, maybe not. If it's from about the mid-XP era or later (2004+) I'd probably safely assume it would work since that's when it kinda became more and more popular to burn CDs with MP3s. Also, make sure you burn your CDs at a lower rate if they're cheap bought ones, if they're premium quality it probably won't matter to the speed:quality ratio.

Also, seconded on CDBurnerXP. I always found it nicer to use than ImgBurn.
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06 Nov 2018   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Jeyneko, I mentioned the burn speed. As I have a recording studio and an audio CD production system that will burn multiple discs at the same time, I and a friend did a lot of testing of audio CD's, and the burn speed was the key. Better quality discs and they will last longer (I used Taiyo-Yuden until they discontinued them) but cheap ones will usually work. The key is the burn speed and 12X seemed to be the make/break point, for older audio CD players. As my burners have 8X capability that is what I use.

I do a lot burning for clients that sell their CD's at concerts and out a couple thousand CD's I've burned there has only been one that was questionable. I use Nero BurningRom to burn audio CD's and also use the verify after burn feature to ensure disc burning. I also only burn Ink jet printable CD-R's and have a CD/DVD disc printer to print labels on the discs. NO Paper Labels.

Here in the US, I had a 2008 vehicle and it would only play audio CD's, not MP3's. It wasn't until I got a 2012 vehicle that I had both Audio CD and MP3 compatibility.
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06 Nov 2018   #10
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I took the leap a few years ago for Car Music playback - I went fully digital, although my current player,[ A pioneer DAB unit that cost just over 100], has a CD player it has only been used once, just for "proof of Life" after purchase, [it can be slightly embarrassing if a passenger has a CD they wish to play, on a journey and you cannot as the player does not work].

A totally digital setup does mean that I do not have any playback jumping issues, which is useful in a car with a sport suspension

It's also a full Digital media Bluetooth device so plays Music from my phone, [in addition to giving me full hands free calling]. One good thing is that it plays a lot of formats including full HQ Flac, [if I am not happy with 320 MP3].

I have a number of Mini USB3 64GB sticks that I set up with folder based album sets, [MediaMonkey and DriveSort], handle the building of sets, although as it's a simple copy/paste operation it's not essential.

At home I am also totally digital, with a central Media store on PC and NAS that is accessible from devices as required I have a Digital media unit that gives me FM/DAB and fully maintained worldwide Internet radio access. This is a newish unit that is "Bleeding Edge" in that it does not have a Local CD player or a USB input, but is fully wireless and Bluetooth so works well


Glad you're having fun and like describing your setup, but this is OT to my problem. I keep my multimedia simple.
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