Why upon burning music CD. Result is all tracks showing 1kb

November 7, 2017 at 09:23:51
Specs: Windows 10
burn was shown as being successful however on opening, all tracks indicate only 1kb. Tried playing other CD,s that previously played O.k. but would not play and again showed each track as being 1kb.Having previously
shown as being a correct value for example 4Mb

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#1
November 7, 2017 at 10:02:58
You cannot normally display actual music CD tracks on your computer, the 1kb .cda tracks that you can see are simply pointers to the actual music track. As you mention that the tracks you previously saw were 4Mb, it is probable that you were looking at .mp3 files which are not as high quality as 'CD". If you think about it, a standard CD holds around 700Mb, so if an album holds 20 tracks then each track occupies around 35Mb.

There are lots of explanations about .cda files on the net, here's one for example:
bandcds

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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#2
November 7, 2017 at 11:37:00
What did you burn & how did you burn it? It sounds like all you did was copy shortcuts to the CD.

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November 15, 2017 at 00:08:23
You are right, I have met the same issue, at the same time, I can't keep the frail disc we,,. So i use the Bytecopy to convert the DVD, Blu-ray and get the lossless multi-track MKV video files, I get the video with all the disc chapters, subtitles and audio tracks.

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#4
November 16, 2017 at 11:08:58
Just FYI, MKV is not a file format, it is a container for video and audio files just like an AVI file. The files inside are lossy compression though.



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