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Windows 7: mp3 burning as cda

23 Apr 2019   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
mp3 burning as cda

I've done this 100 times before with BurnAware Free, but now it's not working.

I converted a Youtube video file to mp3 using an online program.
I opened BurnAware free, and at the slowest speed, 4x, burned the 33MB file to a CD-R.But all I have is a 44 byte cda file.

So I switched to CDBurnerXP for the next one, also at 4x. Same result

I know cda files point to other files, but where is it pointing?


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23 Apr 2019   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

A CDA is basically a way for windows to look at a CD (and a music CD doesn't technically have a file) and assign a file for you to use. Maybe these links will help.
How to convert .cda files back to mp3 format - Microsoft Community
.cda file - Wikipedia

So a CDA file doesn't point to other files but points on the CD. The big question is will it play?
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23 Apr 2019   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

A CD isn't a file, but a musical piece is.

They already WERE mp3, in a folder on my desktop, and they played fine. I have 5 pieces of classical music, each about 35-40 MB. BurnAware took close to half an hour to make the 2nd one, so what was it doing? And where's the file?

Tried to play them in VLC. No, they don't play because they're only a few KB. The weird thing about this is that I've made many CD's before, using the same method. I've been advised to burn at the slowest speed to avoid getting a cda file.
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24 Apr 2019   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

How did you convert a "video" file to mp3? Are you talking about the audio for the video? If so, when you select the type of disc to burn, are you selecting Audio CD?
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24 Apr 2019   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I've never tried playing a CD with VLC. What about media player?
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25 Apr 2019   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
How did you convert a "video" file to mp3? Are you talking about the audio for the video? If so, when you select the type of disc to burn, are you selecting Audio CD?
I used to use the Youtube to MP3 Converter program, but now I do it faster on this site:
YouTube Downloader - Download Video and Audio from YouTube

Yes it does extract the audio from the video. I then ask the burner to use Audio CD mode.
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25 Apr 2019   #7
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
I've never tried playing a CD with VLC. What about media player?
VLC is my all-around player for music and videos, plays every format ever invented, and is open-source.
Same results with WMP.
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25 Apr 2019   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Would you upload one of your files to something like dropbox; share it; create a link and then post the link here?
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25 Apr 2019   #9
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Found the problem. I've always made my CD's on this computer (HP in my sig), but I did that bunch on the Gateway in my sig. I inherited it from a customer, and the CD/DVD player must be defective. The CDs came out fine on this machine.

Thanks for your time.
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25 Apr 2019   #10
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Great!
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