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MP3 --- DVD?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by JenOU, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. JenOU

    JenOU Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Spyware has infused my notebook computer, and I think I'd like to reformat the entire harddrive, and reinstall Windows XP, to have a completely clean system.

    Unfortunately, I have 1,500 mp3's on my notebook that I don't want to use. Can someone please tell me how I can back them up / save them, so I can have both a squeaky clean PC, and my music? I figured DVD-R is the best way to go, if it is possible to do so, because it can hold more than a CD-R. Please tell me if this is possible/realistic.

    Jen
     
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    *don't want to lose.

    Sorry, typo in 1st post.
     
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    Yes it is possible, assuming you have a dvd burner and suitable burning software.

    You can just save them as normal data with a suitable burning program - Nero/Recordnow etc......What burning software have you?

    The max you can hold on a dvd would be around 4.36Gb, so you would have to do the maths and probably split them over a couple of dvd's.

    What would be the easiest option is to get hold of an external hard drive (USB), then you could wizz those files over with ease.............

    I have 1200 MP3's and they total 4.27Gb, I can wizz them onto my external hard drive or onto a dvd.....


     
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    I do have a DVD burner, and use Nero Express 6. I've solely used it for the purpose of making DVD-Videos, though, and have no experience with backing up DVDs.

    You write, "You can just save them as normal data with a suitable burning program."

    I do not know how to save them as "normal data." Normally when I burn, I drag and drop files in the box, and click burn. Can someone please guide me through this process of saving mp3's as normal data?

    Please help.

    Thank you again,
    Jen
     
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    *and have no experience with backing up mp3's.

    Not DVDs, mp3's. What's my problem with typos today?
     
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    lol. I do not use Nero Express at all, just Recordnow.......so cannot really point you in the correct direction.

    However I would assume there is a 'data' selection in there, so if there is all you need to do is select that and select your dvd as the recorder and I would assume it would burn it......

    Have a look here, should help you out

    http://www.nero.com/en/631945920436317.html
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    Thanks a bunch! I didn't realize mp3s could still work if burned in the data mode. I appreciate the advice & link.

    I'll go ahead and burn them in data mode & let you know how it goes.

    Jen :eek:)
     
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    No worries.......

    Just make sure you test it BEFORE wiping them off your hard drive....................it is so easy to assume that once you have burned the data, that it will work/transfer without testing it first........

    What I would do is burn some, then copy and paste them from the dvd - back to the hard drive, and play them............just to test out the process......

    Have fun...........

     

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