Burning CDR question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bmxjt, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    Lately, when I burn audio cds, I have been getting this noisy scratchy sound that I can hear on the cd when played on a stereo. This has happened before with an older cd writer I had and thought maybe it was just the writer. So, I upgraded and got a better one. Now, it's doing it as well. I've tried burning at different speeds, using different burning software and it still seems to do this. I thought it was the cd-rs before too, but its happening with all different kinds of cd-r's.

    Has this happened with anyone else? Is there a solution? Is it maybe the laser eye getting dirty?

    thanks!
     
  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    few things that might help,
    burn music at low speeds, it takes more time but the sound is much better.
    if you have an option in your cdr software to copy the music to the HD b4 the burning do so.
     
  3. bmxjt

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    i did try burning at different speeds. Even 1x

    The music is always on my hard-drive to begin with. Not cd to cd.
     
  4. Tabula Rasa

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    is it mp3s?
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    How old is the CD player that you are playing the discs on, many are not intended to play CDR/RW discs. I know it sounds silly, but CDR/RW discs have a lower refectivity than normal industrially produced discs so this could be the reason, you could try looking for High Refectivity Discs, I have seen some around, but not for a while.
     
  6. bmxjt

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    some are mp3's converted to wav and then burnt. Some are strictly wav files.

    the cd player that they are being played on isnt that old. maybe 3-4 years at max
     
  7. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Well, you cant expect much from mp3s , does that happen when you burn CD to CD ?
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Still at that age, it could be the refectivity.

    Have you tried doing a CD to CD copy of a CD that you know works fine (no scratchings), and then tried the copy.

    If the copy has the problems as well, then it would be the refectivity of the discs, if not then its something either in the MP3s themselves or in the burn process, also Nero I think can remove Hissing, and other things like that from the Audio file prior to burning.
     
  9. bmxjt

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    Like I said. Its not the mp3s. It happens when it is strictly WAV files as well.

    and as far as I know. It doesnt happen cd to cd. Although I rarely burn cd to cd so Im not sure.
     
  10. Tabula Rasa

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    if it doesnt happen cd to cd then either your doing something wrong, or there is a probalem in the streaming between the HD and the CDRW.
     
  11. bmxjt

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    yeah. i thought maybe it could be something in the transfer between the hd and cd writer. Maybe I should make sure the cd writer and HD from which they are coming from are on the same IDE. or should they be on opposite?
     
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Hard drive(s) should be on the Primary IDE
    CD ROM/R/RW and DVD drives should be on the Secondary IDE

    A lot of CD writers like to be the Master on the Secondary as do most DVD drives, honestly I dont think it matters.
     
  13. bmxjt

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    ok well, my 2 HDs are sharing one IDe and my CDRwriter and DVD drive share the other. THe writer is primary only because of where its at in the tower.

    So, maybe that isnt the cause
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    What modes are the drives in HDD, CD and DVD?

    Modes being like PIO, DMA, and such.

    Also what CD burning software are you using?
     
  15. bmxjt

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    IM not sure what you mean as far as modes.

    I've used Musicmatch jukebox and CD architect.

    Im thinking now maybe it is the reflectiveness of the cdr in this specific player. Ive not noticed the sound when i think of it on my pc when i play it through the drives. And if i burn to a black cdr, it plays fine in this specific stereo system.
     
  16. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    TRY NERO!!!!

    or Feurio

    They are the best for burning, then at least you can rule out a software prob