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Burning cd's

by blueberrybear / July 9, 2004 12:06 AM PDT

I would like to burn cd's without downloading music
to my harddrive.Could i burn from a cd player to a cdrw.Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Burning cd's (from internet to CD without storing on HD)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2004 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Burning cd's

In a nutshell, no. Here's why.

To make an Audio CD, you can't use something DirectCD or InCD which treats CDRW as a slow hard disk. To wit, the CD must be created in the accepted AudioCD format. A link will be provided to answer ALL CD Recording questions after I finish your answer.

That means we can't use that. But why can't we record to Audio CDs direclty? The simplest reason is that the 1X speed of CD recording is 150 KiloBytes Per Second (KBPS?) Reference Your download speed is unlikely to be this fast.

This is the simplest reason why you must download to the hard disk, make your collection, then use CD recording software to create the CD.

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Re: Burning cd's
by Stan Chambers / July 9, 2004 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Burning cd's

If you only want to copy cd's, any good burning program, Nero, roxio, etc., can do this.
Just insert the cd into your drive. Select copy cd, instead of burn. When it is copied to disk, it will prompt you for a recordable disk.
It will copy an image file to your harddrive, them copy back to the blank media. Most will delete the image file after burning.
I've found a good(fast)program for copying cd's is "Clone cd".
You can Google and find it on the web.

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Re: Burning cd's...the program I use
by TONI H / July 9, 2004 4:59 AM PDT
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to copy music cd's is cdex.exe also available through google search....this program copies to the harddrive and leaves them there even after you burn which ones you want, so once you know the burn is good you can either delete them or add to the collection and then burn them as data files (many mp3's on one cd) so you can bring them back later if you need the same song again).


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