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Burnt CDs skip have many files skipping

by pintree3 / April 17, 2014 3:33 PM PDT

I used ImgBurn to burn some MP3s to a CD. Once burned most skip, with blank bits of silence (they sound perfect on the PC players). Even though the burner was tested to check everything and was used at half its speed. I then, just for testing purposes took those same MP3s and put them through Audacity, did a checksum thing, deleted the first few and last few 'empty' seconds from the MP3 files, added 2 seconds of silence and then converted them to wav--all this to test and see if the skipping would still happened and it did. So is problem the actual CDs, is it my CD/DVD Burner ( a brand new one and well rated by Asus) Or is it the files themselves? and if the files how can one test such files (and fix them) in order to avoid wasting CDs? thank you

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by pintree3 / April 18, 2014 1:21 AM PDT

Update to the above: a total of 5 CDs were burned making me think that the burned media may not the fault. Also, besides using ImgBurn I also decided to try with MediaMonkey. The results being while ImgBurn did manage to burn all music files with most skipping MM produced a multitude of errors however resulting in 6 of the 17 tracks not burnable at all (6 seconds each of dead silence). Those tracks that did make it through, however, were good overall. This would make me believe that -a- the burning software plays a part -b- that maybe the files themselves are OK leaving out my burning hardware. Anyhow, any advice would be appreciated.
OS: windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit
Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST i

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OK, are these AudioCDs or MP3 CDs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 1:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Update

If they are AudioCD make one more but record at 2X speed. This is noted in the CDR FAQ and I know ImgBurn does have this speed control.

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