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Cd-r Doesn't Play


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I recently converted an old 1971 vinyl record into .wav format on my computer using Easy Media Creator 10 Suite. Then I exported it to a CD-R for playing on my old Sony CD player (I have successfully done this in the past with other vinyls). This time, however, all I got when playing the CD-R disc on the player was a loud click at the beginning and then no sound. I tried to play the same tracks off my hard drive using Windows Media Player and only got the same click with no sound. The album and tracks show in windows media player they just won't play. I've tried batch convert trying different formats to no avail. I only ended up with 3 more CD-R discs that won't play.

 

I attempted to attach one of the tracks to this message as an example but couldn't figure out how to do so. however, in case it is useful, I found the following information under the file properties of a sample track from this album:

 

AUDIO:

length - 00:2:53

Bit rate 1411kpbs

 

FILE:

Name - 02_Breathe_Pink Floyd.wav

Type - Wave Sound

Size - 29.2 MB

Attributes - A

 

 

My OS is Vista Home Premium.

 

I don't think I did anything different than in the past. Any help you may offer on this matter would be most appreciated. Please advise if you need any further information.

 

p.s.

Also, if it isn't too much trouble, can you tell me why tags I've edited in Creator 10 suite don't show up in Windows Explorer? The only column that fills in is the file name column with columns for artist genre, etc., remaining blank. When I try to edit the tags in Windows Media Player library, I can see the Creator tag information but can not edit.

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To get htere in Vista there are 2 ways:

 

1)Go to Control Panel,Hardware and Sound,Sound,Recording tab,Highlight LIne-in,hit the Properties button,then the Levels tab.

 

2)Right click the volume icon in the Task bar,hit recording and then highlight,properties and levels.

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To get htere in Vista there are 2 ways:

 

1)Go to Control Panel,Hardware and Sound,Sound,Recording tab,Highlight LIne-in,hit the Properties button,then the Levels tab.

 

2)Right click the volume icon in the Task bar,hit recording and then highlight,properties and levels.

 

 

Dave - Thanks for your reply. I used the sound editor after recording the album and was able to make adjustments to the various track lengths as well as to clean (clicks, noise, etcetera) and enhance. The tracks played ok in sound editor prior to saving and burning. They just didn't play on my CD-R on by CD player or directly from my hard drive on Windows Media Player. I just looked again as you suggested and the tracks look like your attachment (not straight lined). I made a jpg copy of the sound editor picture but couldn't figure out how to attach it in this message (hence somehow you will see an erroneous post 4 which I screwed up and never intended to send).

 

trewst - Also, thanks to you for your reply. I followed your instructions and found that in the "Line In Properties" the level was set at one. I had never seen this screen before so hadn't ever adjusted it. However, previous recordings of vinyls worked fine. I now adjusted the line in properties level to 50. Was that the correct thing to do?

 

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If you can see the waveforms in Sound Editor then you should be able to hear them using Windows Media Player.Especially if you can hear them in Sound Editors preview.

So you're saying if you take the .wav file you saved when you converted the LP's that you can't even play those in WMP?Right off your hard drive?

Do you have any other music on your hard drive?Can you play those using WMP?How about a commercial cd?Can you play one of those using WMP?

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Dave - Thanks for your reply. I used the sound editor after recording the album and was able to make adjustments to the various track lengths as well as to clean (clicks, noise, etcetera) and enhance. The tracks played ok in sound editor prior to saving and burning. They just didn't play on my CD-R on by CD player or directly from my hard drive on Windows Media Player. I just looked again as you suggested and the tracks look like your attachment (not straight lined). I made a jpg copy of the sound editor picture but couldn't figure out how to attach it in this message (hence somehow you will see an erroneous post 4 which I screwed up and never intended to send).

 

trewst - Also, thanks to you for your reply. I followed your instructions and found that in the "Line In Properties" the level was set at one. I had never seen this screen before so hadn't ever adjusted it. However, previous recordings of vinyls worked fine. I now adjusted the line in properties level to 50. Was that the correct thing to do?

 

Andy

One way you can put images in your post is to put the image file on a server some place (Most ISPs give you a place for a home page? Put your file there.) then put the URL for that file in your post. If you don't have a server to put them on, do a quick google search for "free image host". One likely candidate is "Image Shack". I haven't used such a service, but have heard of folks that have without a problem.

 

Hope that helps!

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I recently converted an old 1971 vinyl record into .wav format on my computer using Easy Media Creator 10 Suite. Then I exported it to a CD-R for playing on my old Sony CD player (I have successfully done this in the past with other vinyls). This time, however, all I got when playing the CD-R disc on the player was a loud click at the beginning and then no sound. I tried to play the same tracks off my hard drive using Windows Media Player and only got the same click with no sound. The album and tracks show in windows media player they just won't play. I've tried batch convert trying different formats to no avail. I only ended up with 3 more CD-R discs that won't play.

 

I attempted to attach one of the tracks to this message as an example but couldn't figure out how to do so. however, in case it is useful, I found the following information under the file properties of a sample track from this album:

 

AUDIO:

length - 00:2:53

Bit rate 1411kpbs

 

FILE:

Name - 02_Breathe_Pink Floyd.wav

Type - Wave Sound

Size - 29.2 MB

Attributes - A

 

 

My OS is Vista Home Premium.

 

I don't think I did anything different than in the past. Any help you may offer on this matter would be most appreciated. Please advise if you need any further information.

 

p.s.

Also, if it isn't too much trouble, can you tell me why tags I've edited in Creator 10 suite don't show up in Windows Explorer? The only column that fills in is the file name column with columns for artist genre, etc., remaining blank. When I try to edit the tags in Windows Media Player library, I can see the Creator tag information but can not edit.

Okay... the file size looks appropriate for the length. It sounds like there's a "volume" problem, where basically you recorded 2:53 of silence, pretty well confirmed by the fact that you don't hear anything in any other application. Open the file in Sound Editor and see what it looks like. If it looks mostly like a straight-line, then that's what you've got, silence. If it looks more like the image below, then you've got something recorded. (Ignore the circle... that image was originally captured for a different post.)

 

Let us know what you see. If it's the "straight-line silence" then next time you go to record, you'll have to fiddle with the recording controls for your sound card. Since I'm not running Vista, I can only tell you how to get there in 2000/XP, open the mixer application (one of the icons in your system tray), click Options -> Properties and then select the "Recording" button. Make sure the control for Line-In is selected, then make sure it's not muted, and the volume is not at minimum. Try recording again and see if you get anything.

 

Let us know how things go.

 

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