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Music Disk Creator maximum track length


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Will someone please explain to me why in Music Disk Creator I can only add 23 audio tracks from saved MP3 files to a project? I was about ready to throw EMC out the window when everytime a saved project was opened I found that all the work I had done (trimming, enhancing, adding transitions, etc.) was gone. :huh:

 

I added 27 audio tracks at one shot to a project which left about 1 minute of time left on the CD. When I saw that the "saved" project file was only 62KB I became suspicious. The saved project was opened only to discover that all tracks were gone. I started a new project and added smaller chuncks of audio tracks, then saving the project and re-opening it. It still never made it past the 62KB file size.

 

I found that by doing it that way saved the project OK, so then I began to add audio trracks one at a time, saving each project and re-opening it until I reached the point where the project contained 24 audio tracks. At that point I was not able to open the saved project with all audio tracks intact The project containing 23 audio tracks with 8 min 59 sec time remaining was saved and re-opened without any problem.

 

Where's the unwritten rule that states only a certain amount of space can be taken up in a project before it blows up? And why isn't EMC or MDC smart enough to bark at me and tell me I can't have more than X number of audio tracks on a CD? :)

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All bets are off with music downloaded from Limewire. Those cuts could contain anything including viruses and other malware. Check you computer now. :)

 

I never use any of the 'Assistants". I just don't like them. From the Home page, just click Applications. You will find everything there.

 

The number of audio tracks on a CD vary depending on the length of the music. I have made a number of compilations from an artist who's songs always run 5 to 7 minutes. I was only able to fit 12 on a audio CD. Of course, if you have an mp3 player, then you can perhaps get over 100 on an mp3 disc. Remember that converting an mp3 to wav will give you an audio file about 10 times the size of an mp3 file.

 

I just re-read your original post where I thought that you were making an mp3 disc and not an audio disc. My suggestion still stands. Use Sound Editor, add the mp3 files and them export them as wav to use in the project.

 

I didn't even know Limewire was still available. I figured that they would have been shut down a long time ago. I have never visited the site, but I have taken care of getting rid of viruses on a couple of my friend's computers when they were having troubles after getting files from Limewire.

 

Needless to say, they don't visit that site anymore.

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I didn't even know Limewire was still available. I figured that they would have been shut down a long time ago. I have never visited the site, but I have taken care of getting viruses on a couple of my friend's computers when they were having troubles after getting files from Limewire.

 

Needless to say, they don't visit that site anymore.

 

 

I had to go fix a computer in the past week or so - Limewire was installed - Adaware had 331 hits and the a/v sweep produced 9 virii

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Had a talk with the son just the other day about this and removed Limewire from his computer. "But dad, all my friends use it and they've never gotten caught"....famous last words. It appears it's updated regularly and how they get away with it, I don't know but it is still very much alive.

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All bets are off with music downloaded from Limewire. Those cuts could contain anything including viruses and other malware. Check you computer now. :)

 

I never use any of the 'Assistants". I just don't like them. From the Home page, just click Applications. You will find everything there.

 

The number of audio tracks on a CD vary depending on the length of the music. I have made a number of compilations from an artist who's songs always run 5 to 7 minutes. I was only able to fit 12 on a audio CD. Of course, if you have an mp3 player, then you can perhaps get over 100 on an mp3 disc. Remember that converting an mp3 to wav will give you an audio file about 10 times the size of an mp3 file.

 

I just re-read your original post where I thought that you were making an mp3 disc and not an audio disc. My suggestion still stands. Use Sound Editor, add the mp3 files and them export them as wav to use in the project.

 

What are "Assistants"? Are you talking ablut the home page of EMC? Explain.

 

I have not experienced any problems with Limewire, nor had any viruses or malware. I never update it, or purchase the Pro version...just keep using the version that I originally installed. I have McAfee installed on the PC and keep it updated and scan the PC regularly.

 

I will, however, take everyones advise and rescan for viruses and other stuff with Mcafee and/or Adaware.

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What are "Assistants"? Are you talking ablut the home page of EMC? Explain.

 

I have not experienced any problems with Limewire, nor had any viruses or malware. I never update it, or purchase the Pro version...just keep using the version that I originally installed. I have McAfee installed on the PC and keep it updated and scan the PC regularly.

 

I will, however, take everyones advise and rescan for viruses and other stuff with Mcafee and/or Adaware.

 

You would be able to recognize the "Assistants". They usually are named that or something close when you open them. The full (non-assistant) versions of the application on are the Home page> Applications (left side). If you went to audio then selected "Create Audio CD...", you are using a different program then the Music Disc Creator. If you use that program and then continued, you would have the option to do a final edit in Music Disc Creator. If you were going to do that anyway, why start with it rather than Music Disc Creator. Another example is when you are creating a project in VideoWave and click burn, you get DVD Express rather than the full MyDVD application. Some work fine for everyone; some don't. That's why I like the full applications on the left side of the home. applications page..

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Will someone please explain to me why in Music Disk Creator I can only add 23 audio tracks from saved MP3 files to a project? I was about ready to throw EMC out the window when everytime a saved project was opened I found that all the work I had done (trimming, enhancing, adding transitions, etc.) was gone. :huh:

 

I added 27 audio tracks at one shot to a project which left about 1 minute of time left on the CD. When I saw that the "saved" project file was only 62KB I became suspicious. The saved project was opened only to discover that all tracks were gone. I started a new project and added smaller chuncks of audio tracks, then saving the project and re-opening it. It still never made it past the 62KB file size.

 

I found that by doing it that way saved the project OK, so then I began to add audio trracks one at a time, saving each project and re-opening it until I reached the point where the project contained 24 audio tracks. At that point I was not able to open the saved project with all audio tracks intact The project containing 23 audio tracks with 8 min 59 sec time remaining was saved and re-opened without any problem.

 

Where's the unwritten rule that states only a certain amount of space can be taken up in a project before it blows up? And why isn't EMC or MDC smart enough to bark at me and tell me I can't have more than X number of audio tracks on a CD? :)

 

Good Morning. Music Disc Creator has a fill line at the bottom to tell you how full the disc is. I'm sure that your question was rhetorical so I won't address it.

 

Is it possible that some of those mp3 files are not compatible with the Roxio standard format or that some may be from a music download site? I have two suggestions if that might be a possibility.

 

You indicated that you did some trimming and editing; in what application? Open Sound Editor and add a set of those mp3 files. Once you have done that, Export them as mp3 files; just use the default mp3 format. At this point, do not edit or trim. Try adding those mp3 files to the project only and save it. Does the file save with the correct size? If so, try burning the project to a CD RW to see if it burns properly.

 

If any of the audio files are protected, say from a on-line music store or extracted from a protected DVD or captured from an on-line broadcast, they could be copy protected. If they are from an on-line store, use the program that you used to download to burn them to a disc and then rip them back to your computer (you may want to create a new folder for them). You should be able to use them in the project.

 

I don't know of any way to legally use audio from a protected DVD or protected broadcast to but into the project.

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Good Morning. Music Disc Creator has a fill line at the bottom to tell you how full the disc is. I'm sure that your question was rhetorical so I won't address it.

 

Is it possible that some of those mp3 files are not compatible with the Roxio standard format or that some may be from a music download site? I have two suggestions if that might be a possibility.

 

You indicated that you did some trimming and editing; in what application? Open Sound Editor and add a set of those mp3 files. Once you have done that, Export them as mp3 files; just use the default mp3 format. At this point, do not edit or trim. Try adding those mp3 files to the project only and save it. Does the file save with the correct size? If so, try burning the project to a CD RW to see if it burns properly.

 

If any of the audio files are protected, say from a on-line music store or extracted from a protected DVD or captured from an on-line broadcast, they could be copy protected. If they are from an on-line store, use the program that you used to download to burn them to a disc and then rip them back to your computer (you may want to create a new folder for them). You should be able to use them in the project.

 

I don't know of any way to legally use audio from a protected DVD or protected broadcast to but into the project.

 

sknis,

 

Yes, I did see the fill line at the bottom of the screen, as well as the time remaining for the 80MB CD. It sounds like there is no limit for one CD and also there is the automatic roll-over to a 2nd CD if the size limit has been reached.

 

The songs were downloaded from LimeWire. I believe they were all mp3 format as opposed to wma. I can't tell since I am not at my PC right now. I will check that later, though. It was odd though that I could save 23 tracks and not 24 tracks, when I know that I can fit 26 or 27 tracks on the CD before running onto disc #2.

 

The trimming and editing was done right in Music Disc Creator via the Edit Track, or Edit Song icon on the top of the track window. I'm sure you're familiar with that feature.

 

Thanks for the other suggestions about using sound Editor. I'll do some more experimenting later tonight. Is that easily found within EMC 8?

 

I know that Music Disc Creator is not listed as such under the list of Audio applications. It's not until the Advanced Applications (or something called that) is clicked that MDC opens.

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sknis,

 

Yes, I did see the fill line at the bottom of the screen, as well as the time remaining for the 80MB CD. It sounds like there is no limit for one CD and also there is the automatic roll-over to a 2nd CD if the size limit has been reached.

 

The songs were downloaded from LimeWire. I believe they were all mp3 format as opposed to wma. I can't tell since I am not at my PC right now. I will check that later, though. It was odd though that I could save 23 tracks and not 24 tracks, when I know that I can fit 26 or 27 tracks on the CD before running onto disc #2.

 

The trimming and editing was done right in Music Disc Creator via the Edit Track, or Edit Song icon on the top of the track window. I'm sure you're familiar with that feature.

 

Thanks for the other suggestions about using sound Editor. I'll do some more experimenting later tonight. Is that easily found within EMC 8?

 

I know that Music Disc Creator is not listed as such under the list of Audio applications. It's not until the Advanced Applications (or something called that) is clicked that MDC opens.

 

All bets are off with music downloaded from Limewire. Those cuts could contain anything including viruses and other malware. Check you computer now. :)

 

I never use any of the 'Assistants". I just don't like them. From the Home page, just click Applications. You will find everything there.

 

The number of audio tracks on a CD vary depending on the length of the music. I have made a number of compilations from an artist who's songs always run 5 to 7 minutes. I was only able to fit 12 on a audio CD. Of course, if you have an mp3 player, then you can perhaps get over 100 on an mp3 disc. Remember that converting an mp3 to wav will give you an audio file about 10 times the size of an mp3 file.

 

I just re-read your original post where I thought that you were making an mp3 disc and not an audio disc. My suggestion still stands. Use Sound Editor, add the mp3 files and them export them as wav to use in the project.

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