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Making A Cd From Another Cd


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I have Easy CD Creator 5 and Windows XP. When I go to make a mix cd from other cd's I put the cd in my drive and drag and drop the files into the playlist with no problems. But when I go to play the cd, the songs that I took straight from a pre-recorded cd it cuts off the last two seconds of the song. It doesn't do that when I make mix cd's using mp3's. Is there any way to fix this because I don't like making cd's from mp3s if I don't have to because the sound quality is worse than taking the song straight off of a cd.

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Hi,

 

There are two modes of burning an audio CD. They are Track At Once (TAO) and Disc At Once (DAO).

 

The most common way of getting an unwanted 2-second gap between tracks (or losing the last 2 seconds of the song) is to burn in TAO instead of DAO.

 

Check the on-line Help in Easy CD Creator if necessary, and switch to DAO when you burn the CD.

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The TAO/DAO toggle switch is on the bottom of the layout - you double-click on it to switch back and forth.

 

Lynn

The problem he's getting though, is that 2 seconds of the songs being ripped from the CD are being cut off, not the extra two second gap of TAO burning.

 

We don't know just what version or edition of ECDC 5 you're using, but if you have the Deluxe edition, then you might try ripping the tracks you want from the CD first (as .WAV files), using SoundStream, to see if that gets the entire song. Then use the .WAV files as the source for your Music CD project.

 

Also, what exact version of ECDC 5 are you using, 5.0, 5.1, 5.3.5v? (Check the "Help -> About" box.)

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One other thought comes to mind - the use of "transitions" in Platinum 5. Check to be sure they are not set to fade-in or out or cross-fade, as this can encroach on the endings of songs also.

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I have version 5.3.5.10, it was the one that came with my computer. And I don't really want to go through the ripping everything to MP3 through like a MusicMatch or turning it into WAV files because I don't want to sacrifice sound quality if I don't have to.

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I have version 5.3.5.10, it was the one that came with my computer. And I don't really want to go through the ripping everything to MP3 through like a MusicMatch or turning it into WAV files because I don't want to sacrifice sound quality if I don't have to.

.wav is CD standard, and CD standard is .wav - so that isn't a problem. It's .mp3 that can lose quality as the file is compressed to take less space.

 

Lynn

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.wav is CD standard, and CD standard is .wav - so that isn't a problem. It's .mp3 that can lose quality as the file is compressed to take less space.

 

Lynn

As Lynn said, ripping to .WAV file will lose no quality, that is essentially exactly what is on the CD. (It's just laid out a little differently to allow for dust and such.) Ripping to .MP3 will result in loss, but not ripping to .WAV. And when you copy a CD, you're "ripping" it anyway.

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As Lynn said, ripping to .WAV file will lose no quality, that is essentially exactly what is on the CD. (It's just laid out a little differently to allow for dust and such.) Ripping to .MP3 will result in loss, but not ripping to .WAV. And when you copy a CD, you're "ripping" it anyway.

 

 

Well then. I guess I will have to try that. But what is a good program for ripping to a WAV file?

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Well then. I guess I will have to try that. But what is a good program for ripping to a WAV file?

 

Open Music Project, put in the CD, click on the file(s), and then on the convert button. Tell it where you want the files saved, and choose .wav format. (To put it back together, if you use DAO [Disc at Once] mode, you won't have the 2-second gaps added between tracks you get in TAO [Track at Once] - it's a toggle switch on the bottom of Music Project.)

 

Lynn

 

 

Open Music Project, put in the CD, click on the file(s), and then on the convert button. Tell it where you want the files saved, and choose .wav format. (To put it back together, if you use DAO [Disc at Once] mode, you won't have the 2-second gaps added between tracks you get in TAO [Track at Once] - it's a toggle switch on the bottom of Music Project.)

 

Lynn

 

Going back thru the thread - if the 2-second problem remains, you may want to convert the entire CD to .wav as one file, and then use an editor such as CDWave or Gold Wave to correct where the track breaks are - I think CDWave is freeware (altho donations are welcomed).

 

Lynn

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