Audio & Video Software forum

Question

Burning CDs from an ISO

by jordand1234 / February 22, 2015 8:03 PM PST

Hi there, I'm relatively new to this sort of stuff so forgive me for my ignorance, but I was wondering if you made an ISO with say, all the music files in mp3 or WAV format contained within, then burned it to a CDR, would that work in a CD player after burning it? If not is there a similar way to achieve the same goals? I'm trying to use a hard drive to keep a library of CDs because I burn A LOT in my cd duplicator, but being able to keep a digital library would be better than keeping track of a load of master CDs

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Burning CDs from an ISO
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Burning CDs from an ISO
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Re: ISO
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 8:41 PM PST

An ISO is just a copy of a cd, so if the cd it's a copy of plays, a new copy of the ISO to a new cd will play also.
There are exceptions with old players that can't read burned CD's, but that's the only issue you can encounter. Why not try?

Kees

Collapse -
Answer
The way I do it
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 8:48 PM PST

is, I use EAC http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ and rip to wave format in 1 track with .cue file http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_sheet_%28computing%29 . Next I convert to lossless audio format http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format . You can just rip to wave with .cue file and leave it like that. Just burn it using the .cue file and you have a exact copy of your cd. With the size of hard drives now and low prices, I am just saving in wave with .cue file.

Your question;
I was wondering if you made an ISO with say, all the music files in mp3 or WAV format contained within, then burned it to a CDR, would that work in a CD player after burning it? Probably not. In a computer maybe so.

Collapse -
Oh and if you haven't seen this already
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 8:55 PM PST
In reply to: The way I do it
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.