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How can I STOP windows media player from burning .cda

by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 12:40 AM PDT

Every time I burn a CD in windows media player it burns to a ******** .cda format that none of my CD players recognize therefore the CD is completely useless to me. I used to be able to burn audio CD's and such but now it's that stupid .cda format that can't even keep the original file name and doesn't work in 80% of CD players!!! I've looked at everything in the options menu and I see nothing which allows you to choose what format you want to burn to. I have tried burning in windows media player 10 and 9 but both burn files as .cda. Is there a way to stop this, or another program I can use to burn .mp3 or .au files? I've tried a few other programs but they didn't work out.

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Big problem. AudioCDs don't have filenames or such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 1:07 AM PDT

You need to review your goals here since AudioCDs don't have filenames on the tracks. There are simply "tracks" and the .CDA is windows way of showing the tracks.

If you read the CDR FAQ on most of your issues vanish.


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by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 1:13 AM PDT

I'm tired and that makes no sense to me. I just need to know how to burn CD's as .mp3 or a program that lets me burn as .mp3 or .au.

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Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: ?

Be sure to use the data CD and not the AudioCD feature.

As to no sense or not, if you read the CDR FAQ on then we can discuss about AudioCDs. If you won't do the homework, then we won't be able to communicate what an AudioCD is and is not.



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by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Link only.

I burnt a CD with CDBurnerXP Pro 3 and it did not play on my computer or my portable CD player or my stereo. When I tried to erase my CD-RW the files did not show up at all, but when I skip tracks on my portable CD player it has the correct number of tracks but none of them will play.

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Did you read the FAQ?
by joesmithers06 / April 8, 2006 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Help...

I'm quite sure it would have mentioned that most CD players WON'T read CD-RW discs. The few that will, often advertise such quite brazenly on the exterior surface of the device.

Also, are you using a CD player that supports playing MP3 files? Again, most don't, and those that do will advertise as much quite clearly.

Go to Google, or any other search engine. Search for the FAQ Robert suggested you read early on, and then read it once you find it. It should answer most of your current questions and probably quite a few others you'll have if you keep blindly stumbling about.

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by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 3:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you read the FAQ?

I tried it on CD-R and CD-RW, both are useless. My portable CD player supports MP3. A link to the FAQ would be nice as it's hard to know what FAQ you're referring to when I'm simply told to google a random FAQ only provided with the search words "CDR" which will get me nowhere. I'm going to sleep now, maybe I can think more clearly when I wake up.

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You have all the info you need
by joesmithers06 / April 8, 2006 4:29 AM PDT
In reply to: G'night

Robert gave you EVERYTHING you needed in his first mention of the FAQ. Had you listened back then, you probably would have solved your problem by now. Instead you choose to continue stumbling about blindly. We can't help you until you've gotten that all out of your system and are ready to listen.

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Tried on different computer
by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 3:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Help...

Tried to play it on my other computer and the files were there but in .cda format again.

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Which is proper for an AudioCD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 4:45 AM PDT

The CDR FAQ could help you catch up with all this new stuff.


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by scrubbynubby / April 8, 2006 10:49 AM PDT

Send me a link for the FAQ or just shut the hell up.

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Have you tried searching?
by joesmithers06 / April 8, 2006 12:33 PM PDT
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Did it ever occur to you to try searching for "CDR FAQ"? Hopefully this is one of those "Duh!" moments for you.

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Wow !
by Papa Echo / April 8, 2006 1:00 PM PDT
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People here have done more than enough to help you. You have been given the fishing rod and told where the fish are. Do some work yourself. Go do some fishing.

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by Themisive / April 9, 2006 12:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow !

Try not to use a CDRW for recording, burn anything you have to a CDR disk, juat about all players will accept them.

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WHAT I DO is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: DO NOT

I've used a CDRW to test out a new compilation and before I take such to the car I'll put it on CDR. The reason why is for compatibility as noted in the CDR FAQ.


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