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I followed those steps as outlined, selected Audio CD for portable and home cd players, the tracks were re-burned to the cd, but still cannot be played in my stereo cd player. I have two other cds obtained by other people who have successfully burned them and ARE playable on my stereo cd player. I'll have to consult with them to find out how they burned them.

 

 

What type and brand of CD-R are you using?

Open DVDInfo Pro with a disc in the drive and click Info. Ignore the unsupported drive warning and click ok.

When you click the clipboard top right it saves it to the clipboard, right click and past in a post here. Example below,

 

Media Information

 

Format Capacity Blank Disc

Free Blocks 736964608

Free Capacity 702.82MB(736.96MB)

Media Type CD-R

ATIP Start Time of Lead In (Media Code) 97m34s23f

ATIP Last Possible Start Time of Lead Out 79m59s73f

Manufacturer Name Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

HD-BURN Certified YES

Available Write Descriptor CLV 48.0x 7200KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 40.0x 6000KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 32.0x 4800KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 24.0x 3600KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 2400KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 1800KBps

 

Complete Media Code

 

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I followed those steps as outlined, selected Audio CD for portable and home cd players, the tracks were re-burned to the cd, but still cannot be played in my stereo cd player. I have two other cds obtained by other people who have successfully burned them and ARE playable on my stereo cd player. I'll have to consult with them to find out how they burned them.

 

When you open Music Disc Creator, does it look like the attached image, because I don't see what is bolded above?

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What type and brand of CD-R are you using?

Open DVDInfo Pro with a disc in the drive and click Info. Ignore the unsupported drive warning and click ok.

When you click the clipboard top right it saves it to the clipboard, right click and past in a post here. Example below,

 

Media Information

 

Format Capacity Blank Disc

Free Blocks 736964608

Free Capacity 702.82MB(736.96MB)

Media Type CD-R

ATIP Start Time of Lead In (Media Code) 97m34s23f

ATIP Last Possible Start Time of Lead Out 79m59s73f

Manufacturer Name Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

HD-BURN Certified YES

Available Write Descriptor CLV 48.0x 7200KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 40.0x 6000KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 32.0x 4800KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 24.0x 3600KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 2400KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 1800KBps

 

Complete Media Code

 

cd

 

Unfortunately, copying and pasting from the only info screen I could find, isn't possible. I'm using both Staples and Memorex brands cds and dvds. Type is CD Drive, Free space is 736,966,656 bytes, Hardware is HL-DT-ST DVD +-RW GSA-T11N. This is the CD drive properties. I couldn't find that DVD Pro info that you told me about.

 

When you open Music Disc Creator, does it look like the attached image, because I don't see what is bolded above?

 

Bruce, yes it looks just like that.

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Hello. I placed a music cd in my cd-rom and noticed the file type is .cda which is not supported by Roxio. Is there any way possible to find a file format to burn to cd and THEN enable that newly burned cd to ANY cd stereo device?

You can easily 'rip' the cd to your hard drive as an mp3 or many other formats using Music Disc Creator or Sound Editor.

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You can easily 'rip' the cd to your hard drive as an mp3 or many other formats using Music Disc Creator or Sound Editor.

 

Let's try this backwards. I convert my cassettes top digital format, usually .wav and burn those new digital files to cd's with no problem. My further question is when I save the files after transferring them to my Roxio program, how can I guarantee those newly burned sound files (now .wav format) CAN be played on regular cd players? I am usually burning voice sound files and now starting to burn music cassettes to cd and want to play them back on a regular cd player.

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Hello. I placed a music cd in my cd-rom and noticed the file type is .cda which is not supported by Roxio. Is there any way possible to find a file format to burn to cd and THEN enable that newly burned cd to ANY cd stereo device?

 

CoolUtils CDA

 

"What is CDA?

CD Audio (.cda) tracks are audio files that can be stored on CD media. The .cda files are representations of CD audio tracks and do not contain the actual pulse code modulation (PCM) information. Cda files can be played only from a CD-ROM. To test a .cda file, either try to play a different .cda file from your CD-ROM or try to play a .cda file from a different CD-ROM. Copied from the CD-ROM to the hard disc it cannot be played. This is format used for encoding music on all commercial compact discs. If you buy a CD from a store, the music on that CD is stored in CDA format.

The current standard for CD audio requires a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and a sample size of 16 bits (2 bytes per sample). As a result, you need to store 2 x 44,100= 88,200 bytes of data every second to record in mono. Recording in stereo would require twice that much storage. That's about 10 MB of data for every minute of stereo sound! It is for this reason that compression schemes such as MP3 are so important.

 

Unfortunately, your computer can't store files in CDA format, so you still have to convert CDA files to another format to store on your hard disk."

 

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If you look at the contents of any Audio CD in, say, Windows Explorer, you will indeed see files typically labeled Track 01.cda, etc. Notice that they are all 1KB in size. What you see are not the actual audio files, those .cda files contain the info an audio CD player needs, to know where each of the actual music files are on the disc. These will be in the right format for the Audio CD player. That is the standard way for an audio CD (which is what Music disc creator burns) to be written. If you were to burn the audio files onto a CD as a data disc in Creator classic, you would see the list of the actual .wav files in Windows Explorer, but an audio CD player would not know what to do with such a data disc :-).

 

Media players on your PC, such as Windows media player can open and play .wav files, etc. and can also play audio CDs; but the functions they use are different for the two types of input.

 

As Beerman says, if you want to recreate the music files onto your hard drive, you need to rip the CD. The rip process reverses that used in creating the audio CD, using the info in the.cda files to find the actual music files.

 

Cdanteek, you posted while I was typing....

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Bruce, yes it looks just like that.

 

No it doesn't, yours looks like this

 

 

 

If you went to the audio tab and selected Create Audio Cd for Home or car, then you got a different but similar program to open. It is the CD burning program on the home page. That is not the one we were talking about and some people have had trouble with it.

 

Did you play with the options when you opened the options icon on the lower right side of the screen? You may have changed that disc to a data disc so you could add more to it later or make some other changes that would have affected how it was buned -- perhaps even made it into an mp3 disc. An mp3 disc would explain why it plays on your computer but not in a CD player.

 

Go to the Home -Applications page and select Music Disc Creator. Use that.

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Actually, the problem is solved. I contacted Roxio technical support by phone and I was told I was using the wrong cd's. I know that question was asked to me earlier on in this forum, so I switched to -R isntead of -RW and there is no further problem. I AM following those same steps that you all outlined.

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I copy and pasted while you were typing. Good info for the OP in both post's.

 

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Coincidentally, I burned two cd's from two different cassettes and saved them as .wav format. Somehow, they DID get saved as .cda format playable on my laptop. The next part is when I go to the "Audio" tab and select "Audio CD", I select the option to prepare it for playback on ANY cd player, like a home or car stereo cd player. It "prepared" the tracks for me and gave me the option to delete the cd after the tracks appeared in the list. That still didn't allow me to play it my stereo cd player. When I went to Finaize the cd, no matter which cd or dvd I've burned for data or music, Roxio keeps telling me to insert a blank appendable cd. So the next problem is I can't finalize ANY cd's or dvd's now. I am sure that I did select Stereo as the preferred bit rate you mentioned above. I'm not sure what else to do.

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The current standard for CD audio requires a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and a sample size of 16 bits (2 bytes per sample). As a result, you need to store 2 x 44,100= 88,200 bytes of data every second to record in mono. Recording in stereo would require twice that much storage. That's about 10 MB of data for every minute of stereo sound! It is for this reason that compression schemes such as MP3 are so important.

I know the discussion has been resolved, but personally, I'd change that last word, "important" to be "useful". Just as .WAV files are useful for working with audio in a lossless format, .MP3 files are useful for storing "compromised" music in a much smaller space. And yes, I listen to .MP3 files all day long.

 

The CD Standard also requires two channels, as far as I know, too. "Mono" recordings on CD actually are stereo where both channels hold the same data, so, a full 176,400 bytes per second.

 

Just picking nits.

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In v9 you shouldn't have to do anything to finalize an Audio cd,it's done automatically.Perhaps the process you're using is flawed.

 

Open Music Disc Creator,hit Audio cd for the project type,add your wav files and hit burn.The result should be a cd you can play on any player that will play recordable cd's(most newer players).

 

You did not save files to your laptop in cda format that were playable.The only place you'll ever find one that was created and playable is on an actual audio cd,for the reasons that Jean and Cd both stated.

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In v9 you shouldn't have to do anything to finalize an Audio cd,it's done automatically.Perhaps the process you're using is flawed.

 

Open Music Disc Creator,hit Audio cd for the project type,add your wav files and hit burn.The result should be a cd you can play on any player that will play recordable cd's(most newer players).

 

You did not save files to your laptop in cda format that were playable.The only place you'll ever find one that was created and playable is on an actual audio cd,for the reasons that Jean and Cd both stated.

 

I followed those steps as outlined, selected Audio CD for portable and home cd players, the tracks were re-burned to the cd, but still cannot be played in my stereo cd player. I have two other cds obtained by other people who have successfully burned them and ARE playable on my stereo cd player. I'll have to consult with them to find out how they burned them.

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