Solved I have a problem with 2 old cd-r audio disks

August 6, 2011 at 21:37:00
Specs: Windows Vista, Quad core
Two cd-r disks, so far I may have more, which have some of my music I recorded years ago. One is 8 years old the other 11. They used to play perfectly, now the sound is distorted and has extreme audio jitter.The disks will not play in the computer or DVD players. They were stored in their cases with my other cds in my house. Visual inspection shows no defects or scratches. The disk are two different brands. What has happened to these disks? Can you recommend a software program which might recover the data.

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#1
August 7, 2011 at 06:21:35
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Recordable and pressed CD are two very different media. Recordable longevity is not that of pressed. Since the playback is distorted, I'll bet a recovery program will not be able to get the missing data back. Has to do with the type of dye and material used to create the recordable part of the disc (layer).
I am curious as to the brands.

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#2
August 7, 2011 at 11:27:11
If the problem is due to a low quality disk perhaps the files on it are still good. Have you tried copying the disk? You might also be able to use ripping softeware, copy the audio files to your hard drive and then make a new audio cd.

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#3
August 7, 2011 at 22:59:49
Thanks for your replies. It is apperciated. The disk brands in question well one was Smartbuy, (which proudly says "certified AAA quality" lol) and the other I don't know the brand as it is a plain white disk supplied by the recording studio.
Ripping the disk just seemed to copy the errors, but I did get partial success with Isobuster pro 2.8 the first 9 tracks I could extract with no or minimal distortion or jitter however the last 9 tracks were still very noisey until you get to track 17 and 18 which were completely unintelligible.

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#4
August 8, 2011 at 02:38:37
I tried another program it told me disk was Manufacturer: Prodisc Technology Inc. / Maxell also sold as Memorex

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