only noise on burned audio-cd

Steinberg Wavelab essential
September 30, 2011 at 05:23:22
Specs: Windows 98, compaq presario 5130 pentium II
Hi!
WaveLab recognizes my burner Acer 12x8x32, burning process of my wav-files seems fine and it says "burned successfully" but there's just heavy noise where the audio tracks are supposed to be with pauses in between as it should be.
Have I missed any settings in WaveLab or in the computer? WaveLab talks a lot about SCSI but it burns through IDE too, doesn't it?
Could the burner be broken though it reads fine?
HF

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#1
September 30, 2011 at 08:14:29
Did you try another burning program? Are your audio/video codec files up to date?

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#2
September 30, 2011 at 12:21:49
"WaveLab talks a lot about SCSI but it burns through IDE too, doesn't it?"

SCSI and IDE are device interfaces, it has nothing to do with Wavelab. Are you burning these as audio CD's or are you burning them as data CD's with wave files?


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#3
October 1, 2011 at 06:41:25
Thanks for answering!
My Nero burning program didn't recognize the burner but WaveLab did. Really want it to work with WaveLab. Don't know much about codec. Do I need the codec files for transforming Wav to cd-format? If so - how do I update them?

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#4
October 1, 2011 at 06:46:33
Hi THX 1138!
I'm burning them as audio CD

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#5
October 2, 2011 at 09:56:31
Maybe you just have bad taste in music? A lot of songs are just noise anyway :- )

Anyway, about Nero not seeing your burner; did that particular Nero disk come bundled with your Acer? I think those old Acer's came with Adaptec/Roxio software. If the Nero disk came with a different burner it's likely it will only work with that model and not your Acer. Back in the day when I was buying them new I would try using the bundled software with burners I got in used PCs. I did eventually find one that worked with other models but that was after at least a couple dozen attempts. I think Nero slipped up with that particular disk and forgot to lock it to a particular model.


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#6
October 2, 2011 at 10:46:41
Just to make sure it is burning as an audio cd, look at it in Windows Explorer. Are the tracks showing up as
Track1.cda
Track2.cda
And have a 1k file size?

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#7
October 4, 2011 at 07:59:58
Yes THX - they show up as you say.
Another thing (for anyone to answer): Could the driver to my Acer burner be the wrong one or missing even though WaveLab recognizes the burner and actually burns the cd with a final "burned successfully"-message?

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#8
October 4, 2011 at 15:43:44
That is a possibility. Did this drive ever burn CD's properly? Did Wavelab ever burn CD's properly. Is this a legal version of Wavelab? Have you tried playing the CD's on a stand alone CD player as well as your computer?

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