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I burned cd-r from old pc music, Can I import cd-r to itunes

by pc1001questions / October 15, 2007 5:37 AM PDT

Will it be the Same quality??? I had hard disk music in wma from cdroms and burned to cd-rs. Now have itunes on new xp pc and want to know since I imported will they be of great quality or should I wade thru old cdroms to find. thanks pc1001questions

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The Original Music CD's Will Be Better Quality..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 5:53 AM PDT

Music that is ripped from a CD and stored on a computer (mp3, wma, etc) is generally of poorer quality than the full CDA file on the disc.. WMA files are compressed files which lose some quality as well.. Each time you burn back and forth, there will be a little more lost. For the best quality, use the original if you can..

Still, only you can tell whether the quality of the sound is to your satisfaction.

Hope this helps.


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the cd-r were burned on old pc using roxio cd creator...
by pc1001questions / October 15, 2007 9:20 AM PDT

Do you know what extension those on cd-r would have? Are they still .wma or .cda? If they are in fact .cda will they have better quality? thanks

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I am assuming that the answer is poorer quality than orig cd
by pc1001questions / October 15, 2007 9:23 AM PDT

even when use roxio cd creator? thanks.

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Yep, If It Was PC Music, The It Was Probably Converted...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 3:10 PM PDT a lower quality file than the original commercial music disc. Therefore, everything afterwards will be worse each time.

Hope this helps.


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Yep they were icky quality. Found old cds and reburned them
by pc1001questions / October 16, 2007 2:04 PM PDT

I burned them directly to itunes of aac format and then for cds wanted in car burned from itunes the new cd-r s. When I finally took the time to redo the burning only a couple of hours I found the quality really did matter ALOT. And I am not that picky. thanks.
Hope this helps anyone out there thinking they can save some time...NOT.

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I was
by PKsteven / October 15, 2007 10:56 AM PDT

thinking Ipod is ACC format, an extension of MP3. While I haven't gone into Ipods too much I do believe it will handle AAC <standard ipod format, something of a protected format from the store, and of course MP3 and others. If you ripped the CD, you must have ripped it into some sort of audio format, typically MP3 but not always. You can always get sound converters but to be honest, my take is this...

You may lose some sound quality no matter what, but you have to determine if it will even be noticeable to the human ear, not likely. I have my Ipod all set from some CDs of mine "yes all legal like and treasured" and the music sound on the Ipod is excellent.


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To determine the file type,...
by Paul C / October 21, 2007 6:49 PM PDT

...take a CD-R and put it in the CD drive on your PC. Then open My Computer, double click the drive that has the CD-R in it, right click any track and select Properties. Then, you'll know...

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