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Burning Resources

Okay, I've been meaning to post this for a while, so here's a run down of the programs that I use to rip, burn, and make CDs.

CDex: I use this program to rip my CDs (turn them into mp3 tracks). It's freeware, so that's always a plus. It's really easy to use and also accesses the CDDB (a database of thousands of CDs) which makes naming tracks really easy since it's done for you.

MP3 CD Converter: this is what I use to convert all my mp3 tracks back to .cda files (files that can be played in a regular CD player). I've been using this program for years and just love it. It's only $19.95 which is a hell of a deal.

MediaFace 4: this is what I use to create my snazzy cover and CD art. It's the only program that I've found that allows you to create a CD booklet. Since you can fold a booklet in half, you get a nice CD inside and outside cover using one piece of paper. This feature alone is why I went ahead and paid for the program. It's also only $19.95 and once you pay you have access to over 500 high resolution background that you can download. It's really easy to print both the CD covers and the labels for the CDs themselves.

So, if you held off from joining any of my CD exchanges before because you didn't know how to make a CD, now you have no excuse.

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This is great. I just got a new computer with a CDRW and had no idea what I needed. Thanks Kymberlie!

.: Marie said on September 1, 2003 12:05 AM :: link it :.

How can I join a CD exchange?!?! :)

.: Adelle said on September 1, 2003 04:58 AM :: link it :.

i just use nero to turn the mp3s into cda files ... it does it during the burn process! one less step. :-)

.: tj said on September 2, 2003 08:22 AM :: link it :.

I just want to add that constant conversion between mp3 and wav will eventually result in loss of audio quality. For example, if you rip a song from a cd in wav format, then encode it to mp3 you're actually losing quality. If you take that mp3 and convert it back to a wav, the resulting wav will be of lesser quality than the wav you ripped from the cd. It's just like dubbing VCR tapes... the more you do it, the less the quality. Just something to keep in mind. ;)

.: nastybastard said on October 24, 2003 10:54 AM :: link it :.

Hi,
Can someone please steer me in the right direction here ?...After much labor recording many of my cassettes (into WAV format) and writing in all the titles, I'm now read to burn some CD's. However, when I load Roxio's Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 with music and burn it, then play it on my computer, they are no longer in WAV format and I've lost all my titles! I also discovered that the songs I recorded are in cda format.
I suppose cda format would not be so bad provided it had the titles..so how do I fix this .......please help!!

.: G.C. said on November 23, 2004 11:08 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at August 31, 2003 09:50 PM to see this post.

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