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#1 mackenrick



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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:16 PM

Using EMC 7.5 with File System set on Joliet. (P-4, 2.4gig, 2gig Ram, Win XPhm SP3)

I am trying to burn MP3 music files to a CD using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 and am having problems.
I select MP3 Disc and follow the instructions for making a MP3 disc. In the Creator Classic window, in the bottom MP3 Disc Project window, it shows the disc name and PLAYLIST under that. On the right it shows the MP3's that I have selected and Added to the project. The estimated Project Size is 624 MB (the disc is an 80min (700MB) disc. I select Burn and on the next window I set the write speed down to 24 (also tried 16) even though the disc can be written to faster. I then select Burn and Roxio Burn Progress window appears for two seconds then disappears and the Creator Classic window appears again showing the project I was working on but does not Burn the CD. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Mac

These are MP3's from a variety of sources and I suspect different compression. Could this be the problem? If so, is there a way of BATCH converting them to a MP3 format that can be burned to a CD using Roxio EMC 7.5? The funny thing is that these MP3's all play in Windows Media Player and the Preview Player in Roxio.

Edited by mackenrick, 11 November 2008 - 06:04 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:42 PM

I don't know if it applies to MP3 CDs, but try UDF, No Bridge for your settings.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

Thanks, but that is my default setting and doesn't work either. I read in a post here that UDF No Bridge is mainly for DVDs and that the File System should be set on Joliet for CD's. I don't know if that is true or not but UDF No Bridge definitely doesn't work and it seems that Joliet doesn't either, at least for me. I'm really disappointed that there isn't any information in the help files about what File System to use for different burning situations. I had to search all over the place to find out about setting EMC to UDF No Bridge to properly burn DVD's.

As of this post I have tried every combination of File Systems and none of them work. I then made MP3s from a single CD (so I would know that they were all the same and of good quality) and tried to burn them following the EMC directions (again using every combination of File Systems) and it still didn't work.

Anyone else have any ideas. I sure could use some help with this. Thanks, Mac

I just tried one more thing. My son has the same version of EMC so I went to his house and was able to make a MP3 CD using the Joliet File System. Only difference that I can find is that he has a Lite-On DVD burner and mine is a Sony DVD/RW DRU 830A. The Sony is brand new and only been used 6 times. I can't figure out why I can burn the MP3 CD's on the old Lite-On and not on this newer Sony.

Edited by mackenrick, 11 November 2008 - 08:54 PM.

#4 Burch



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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:00 PM

I've done quite a few mp3 cd's and dvd's this year, but only with EMC7. It has been a few months since my last. I don't remember the particulars about filesystem, bridge, etc.

For diagnosis: Have you tried "Data Disc" instead of "MP3 Disc"? Have you tried a single track by itself (no compression differences to be concerned about)?

Have you tried other discs, other brands, etc? (I'm guessing yes to all this stuff, but doesn't hurt to ask.) Other software? etc., etc., etc.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:20 AM

As was suggested, definitely try writing your .MP3 files to disc using the Data Disc option. An MP3 disc is really only a Data Disc anyway, with the additional feature that a Playlist file is created too. So, regardless of the bitrate of any/all of the .MP3 files, it should write them to CD because it doesn't do any decoding of them, that would only apply if you were creating an Audio CD using .MP3 files as the source.

There are two ways to write a Data Disc in EMC 7.5, as I recall, from the Home menu, and then using Creator Classic. My recommendation would be to use Creator Classic.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:33 AM

Only difference that I can find is that he has a Lite-On DVD burner and mine is a Sony DVD/RW DRU 830A.

If your worried about the drive functioning correctly, Sony use to have a drive check utility on there web-site with firmware updates for the DVD/RW DRU 830A drive..All you do is download it and run a DVD or CD test, it writes to and reads from the media, you do have to waste a DVD or CD disc tho. It was a requirement before RMA'ing the drive for warranty..


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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:05 AM

Sorry for the delay reporting back but I ran into a few problems. I also tried a number of different things but still can't get the "Create New MP3 Disk" to burn an MP3 Disk. The DVD/RW drive seems to be working OK because I can burn data DVD's and data CD's. I can burn copies of DVD's that I have recorded from TV on a Panasonic DVD Recorder. The DVD/RW seems to be working fine. I just can't "Create a new MP3 Disk". (I've tried all the suggestions, different disk brands, etc. without success).

The reason I need to use this function is that if I make an MP3 disk using the Make Data Disk method, the disk will not play on my MP3 CD player. It will only play if I use the Create New MP3 Disk method.

I wonder if it would help if I uninstalled Roxio and tried reinstalling it?

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