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#1 JohnHKart

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:47 AM

After spending hours making wave files from a recently released Box set from the Doors (for my tribute band) Im having a problem playing back the CDRs. I noticed this recently when I simply copied a CD of another band. I chalked it up to dirt or something but now realize it's something else. I am getting loud crackling and static on several songs on these CDs after they are burned. It especially seems to do it on the first few songs and end songs of a CDR. It doesn't seem to do it on every song.   I am using Windows Media Center Edition. Another huge problem is the only way I can access CDs since installing EMC 8 is by putting them in when I start my computer. If I try to put a CD or CDR in after the computer is turned on it takes at least 5-10 minutes before the computer and Roxio recognizes it. During this time period the program freezes. I really miss the old program from 5 years ago as has been mentioned here before. This is a real nightmare for me because I play in three bands and have to constantly make CDs. The drivers were updated a couple of months ago. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:29 AM

View PostJohnHKart, on Dec 10 2006, 06:47 AM, said:

After spending hours making wave files from a recently released Box set from the Doors (for my tribute band) Im having a problem playing back the CDRs. I noticed this recently when I simply copied a CD of another band. I chalked it up to dirt or something but now realize it's something else. I am getting loud crackling and static on several songs on these CDs after they are burned. It especially seems to do it on the first few songs and end songs of a CDR. It doesn't seem to do it on every song. I am using Windows Media Center Edition. Another huge problem is the only way I can access CDs since installing EMC 8 is by putting them in when I start my computer. If I try to put a CD or CDR in after the computer is turned on it takes at least 5-10 minutes before the computer and Roxio recognizes it. During this time period the program freezes. I really miss the old program from 5 years ago as has been mentioned here before. This is a real nightmare for me because I play in three bands and have to constantly make CDs. The drivers were updated a couple of months ago. Thanks for the help.
JH


A couple of things, although you updated the drivers for the burner, did you update the firmware for it at the same time? Do you have autoplay turned off for that burner?  It almost sound like that is what is giving you the problem.  Try cleaning it with a CD cleaner disc.  It may work but right now it seems like it is starting to go bad.

Also what brand of disc are you using; try a better one. I like fujifilm (Japan made) or verbatum.  Memorex is bad. as are most store brands.  
Bad audio in preview is often caused by the sound card acceleration. I don't know if this carries over to a burned CD but try this.   Go to Windows>Start>Run> type in dxdiag>OK.  Go to the sound tab and move the setting to less acceleration.  If that solves the problem, you can move the acceleration back until you get the problem again.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:52 AM

The CDs are both Memorex, black and silver 48X and 52X I always used Maxell with no problems until recently, I guess I should get rid of the memorex. The burned CDRs are being played back in car and my dedicated large rack CD player in my practice rig, the problem is occurring in both places.  No I didn't update firmware I'll try what you mentioned thanks. The computer was purchased in March, 2006 I've had no problems with the CD burners until I installed EMC 8 in August.

JH

Edited by JohnHKart, 10 December 2006 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 10:24 PM

Problem solved at last. Got some Verbatim CDs but think it was that I had the volume option set at consistent levels of 100percent and somehow it was causing the crackling. Also downloaded the fix in one of the pinned threads and that fixed the software locking up and not recognizing my drives when placing CDRs in them. T. All appears to be fixed now. Thanks for the help. I do miss the old software's simplicity but I left out that there are a lot of new features I really like, so the tradeoff is worthit.

JH

Edited by JohnHKart, 12 December 2006 - 10:26 PM.





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