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mine is not actually copying
This was interesting and also covers another problem I had - but in my case it is not copying at all - it just shows as though the CD has 0 Bytes, and when you click on the CD it just takes you back to the original location that - it doesn't appear to actually copy the files to the disc - just a short cut. Does that make any sense?
Sorry I can't use WMP.
It fails for me too.
I do use CDBurnerXP with ease. I can rip the CD then create a new CD from my MP3 files without much ado.
-> The thing I run into is that some won't "try a new way." I'm unsure what to do in those cases.
That's because you are trying to copy commercial audio CDs.
The 1kb file that shows up in the directory is not the music.
so what does that mean
I am sorry if I seem really thick - but I copy CD's all the time on my own home computer, so that I can use copy CD's in the car rather than originals, plus to download to my ipod. the machine i am using just now is not mine so I don't know if the settings need changed. I gathered as the file was only 1 kb it wasn't the actual music as they are normaly between 3 - 4 MB - what I need to know is why is it not copying the full file - I have tried using both windows media and real player - it will copy data okay using windows just not music.
I think they do that so that you cannot copy tracks from the
CD. Some CDs let you copy tracks. Others do not. Telling you how to overcome this would violate the TOS. Why don't you just copy the CD at home? Not your CD?
I don't think that is the reason.
don't think it is for that reason that it isn't working, it is definitly something to do with this computer as I copied the files to a flashdrive and then to another machine, which let me make the cd okay. I just want to correct the settings on this machine which must be at fault.
Re the legal factor, as far as I was aware you are allowed to copy a CD if it is for personal use not for re-sale or to give to anyone else.
You can MAYBE copy if it belongs to you. At least no one
will question what you are doing. If it's not yours, or yours, but not in your possession, and it's copyrighted, you can't copy it. That's the law.
If you copied the 1k files to a flash drive, there would be no music present for another machine to work with. Your explanation is missing some steps.
sorry not very good at explaining
1) copied my cd to hard drive (Computer A)
2) tried to copy music on drive to a new cd
3) appeared to copy okay until you checked disc
A) then copied files from hard drive on Computer A to flash card
B) transfered to another computer (Computer B)
C) was able to make new cd using windows media
the music from the original cd - shows on both computers but only computer B will allow me to copy it to a blank CD - Computer A, just copies a shortcut to the original location on the hard drive - not the full file.
You used Windows Media on computer B.
Hint: Windows Media "protect content" setting?
Link about at -> http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000477.php
Short trip to the off switch -> Look in the Tools|Options menu. Click on the Copy Music tab, and under Copy Settings, uncheck the 'Protect Content' box.
It's enabled by default and people trip over this daily.
this was the first thing someone suggested and it was already unclicked.