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format problem?

by jondoe888- / December 19, 2007 3:39 AM PST

I am having a problem with my older CDs I've burned to mp3's. They play on my computer OK, but I can't copy them back to the computer or to an mp3 player. (I can with my newer disks, like they should). When I insert the CD and the file opens up, the songs are all there (but not the names or info), but it just seems to be icons.
Here is the info from the icon:
--type of file - Winamp media file
--size - 44 bytes ---[for the icon, I guess]
--size on disk - 2.00 KB (2,048 bytes)
The song will play on winamp, but I can't move it or name it, like my other CDs.
I can't convert them using Magic mp3 maker 10, either.
Is there any way to convert these? Anyone familiar with the problem? It seems odd to me, and I can't figure it out.
[using xp now, the others were recorded with an older version]
I'd suspect a problem with the earliest songs I burned in the late 90's, but these were probably burned in 02-04 - possibly with the Sony burner I always hated!
It seems these disks were once 'normal', but now aren't.

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Have you tried a new drive?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 3:45 AM PST
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I had some disks I thought were goners. My new 35 buck DL DVDRW with Lightscribe SATA drive read them so no more issues here.


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It sound like you have an audio cd and not mp3.
by ahtoi / December 19, 2007 2:41 PM PST
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Try looking at the cd contents.

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