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cd burning for newbies

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by hrlsmith, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. hrlsmith

    hrlsmith Guest

    i do not have a cd burner or software..yet!
    starting from scratch.have a abs/pc w98/ 128k. after reading lots of mesg's and links
    am leaning towards alcohol 120% and liteon 52/24/52. will be copying pc games and music.

    any comments/advise/directions from the computer gods will be forever appriciated!!!
     
  2. aldaco12

    aldaco12 Active member

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    Our bless is upon you.

    But beware, Alcohol is *extremely* good for burning images and doing CDs backups but you might have problems doing backups of files, building VCD and so on.

    I would also suggets you to install Nero. It is fairly good for everything except for making backups of protected CDs (when you use Alcohol). The bundle version is 99% functional (except MP3 ripping).

    More, if you want to rip/convert/edit Audio I would also suggest EAC ( http://exactaudiocopy.de ).

    So, my suggested 'minimal perfect set' would be:
    - Alcohol for backups and image burning;
    - EAC for Audio CDs;
    - Nero for everything else CD-R related (CD-ROM, VCD...).

    (This is only my opinion of course, someone else might have other preferences ... )
     
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    Alcohol: Backups, images
    Nero: File backups, MP3CDs, VCD/SVCDs
    Feurio!: WAV or MP3 -> audio burns
    EAC: Ripping & copying audio CDs, compressing MP3s

    All downloadable at http://www.cd-rw.org or http://www.afterdawn.com

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    Bubbling under the favourites list is Padus DiscJuggle. The DJ shows quite a bit of power in CD pre-mastering and backups. Especially it's ability to verify the backups makes it interesting for burning important data - I am also testing it for PSOne backupping, due to it's unique verification abilities.
     
  4. Racemann

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    I have the 52/24/52 LiteON and I'd like to add in CloneCD for backup purposes as well.

    There are "optimized CloneCD profiles" including Securom protection settings for LiteON drives.

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/news2.php3?ID=4141

    Definitely yes to Nero, Alcohol 120% and Feurio!.

    Do yourself a favour and pick up some 700mb CDRW's to test out your burns before committing them to CDR's.

    AOpen and Jensen 700mb CDRW's are excellent quality in my experience.
     
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  5. browncs

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    I am new to burning Cd (audio). I am using Nero and everything was working great but now it asks me to save an image file It never said this before and now I can't burn music... Help please
     
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    brownics, next time open another thread.

    BTW the answer is simple: you have selected 'Virtual device' on Recorder---> Choose Recorder menu instead of the burner.

    There might be two reasons:
    - last time you used Nero you ripped a CD, creating an image on your HD, selecting the Virtual Device;
    - your burner is no more seen by Nero.

    Try selecting a ner recorder (CTRL+R shortcut)
     

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