Need to copy Audio CD To hard Disk

May 16, 2005 at 18:03:44
Specs: win98, amdk5, 152 MB

i m trying to copy audio cd to my hard disk but by cut and paste. But it's only copy Trac01.cda
And when i play that it's say that please insert Audio disk in cd drive.

pls let me know how do i copy audio cd to my hard disk.
Pls let me know ASAP
Thanks


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#1
May 16, 2005 at 18:12:19

Uh.. uh... you shouldn't do that. That's THE wrong way to do it.

get a software to covert the audio cd to an audio file (eg. .wav or .mp3).


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#2
May 16, 2005 at 18:20:19

Windows Media Player 9 has that ability.
Just download it from Microsoft.

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#3
May 16, 2005 at 18:57:35

You may want to try DMC-R10. It's a free, uncomplicated cd ripper/converter.

Those .cda files are virtual files that windows creates to identify the individual audio tracks. When you copy them all you get is a place holder that contains no music information.


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#4
May 16, 2005 at 19:06:46

I would go with DAVEINCAP'S recomendation. Windows Media Player only creates WMA files, which aren't as popular as MP3s.

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#5
May 16, 2005 at 21:19:40

Yep .cda files are like shortcuts.

"dBpowerAMP Music Converter" is also very good. It appears in the context menu, so all you do is right click files to make conversions. You can block select and right click with CtrlA, Ctrl and Ctrl Shift the normal Windows way.

Derek.W


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#6
May 17, 2005 at 12:09:04

Another Great Program which I prefer is windows media player is Musicmatch jukebox.

It has the capabilities of ripping cd music to mp3 and visaversa .. also has a burn to cd feature.

You can use it for free for a trial period.
then it is like $29

best of luck Frank :


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#7
May 17, 2005 at 14:00:15

Should have added that "dBpowerAMP Music Converter" is free (or was when I downloaded it).

Derek.W


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#8
May 17, 2005 at 20:01:22

HELLO
I DOWNLOADED DMC-R10 AND I CONVERTED THOSE TRACK TO WAVE FILE BUT NOW I HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM IS THAT, BURN CD FROM THIS WAVE FILE I AND IT IS NOT PLAING IN MY CD PLAYER.

SO WHAT I SHOULD DO.

BASICALLY I M TRYING TO COPY MY AUDIO CD BUT I HAVE ONLY ONE CD DRIVE WHICH IS RD/W DIRIVE
SO I CONVERTED THIS AUDIO FILE BY DMC-R10 AND THAT WAVE FILE I BURN BACK TO BLANK CD AND THIS NEW CD IN NOT PLAING IN MY CD PLAYER. SO PLS HELP ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO.

THANKS
AMRISH

Jay Swaminarayan
Thanks


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#9
May 17, 2005 at 20:19:49

If you burn a .wav file to a cd as a data file then it's still a data, and not an audio, cd. You can then play that disk with WMP, winamp or any of the other players.

But it's not an audio cd that will play in a cd player. It's just an audio file on a data cd.

You need to use your burner software to specifically create an audio cd. I think the last time I did that I was using some dated burner software that had me constantly swapping the music cd with the cd being burned.

You'll need to check the manual or help file for your burner software to see how to do it. You may be able to do it as I did above or your burner software may be able to create an audio cd from .wav files on the HD.

I suppose it's also possible, if you've actually created an audio cd, that your player won't read a cd-r disk.


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#10
May 18, 2005 at 00:09:49

ccfrank,

I've been using MM for a long time; works great. The only thing that I can't make it do is rip entire multi track CD to ONE mp3.

Looks like dBpowerAmp does that.

Thanks, DAVEINCAPS

M2


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.


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#11
May 18, 2005 at 10:57:26

Only the more recent home CD players can handle computer file formats. Most require the old fashioned CD format.

Derek.W


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#12
June 9, 2005 at 11:38:53

My situation was a little different. I have a CD with one track that for some reason wouldn't rip onto the hard drive. The CD played fine, and I cleaned it to be sure, but no luck. I tried Musicmatch, Real Player and Windows Media Player, and none would rip past 54%. Musicmatch tried to revert to analog mode, but I was left with a 5.5Mb file that had no sound. I tried to copy the CD to my hard drive, and ran into the above problem - that windows only copies the shortcuts. I downloaded dBpoweramp and was able to extract the file to the hard drive, and now have the complete CD on my hard drive. My other option was to try to make a copy of the CD onto my second drive, but couldn't figure out how to do that in XP. Thanks for the tip.

Good tip on burning multiple MP3s to one file. I have to try that still - hope it helps the listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall in random mode, which cuts up the flow of the songs.


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#13
June 9, 2005 at 12:13:00

We're glad we could help. The virtual file/shortcut that 98 shows on audio cds fools alot of people.

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