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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi have any of you copied Queen tracks on to CD-R's? Because I'm planning to do the same by using Windows Media Player.


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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i tried doing that but the file ended up as WMA


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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I'm currently ripping all albums to cd-r's for in my car. Not going to take my precious cd's in there :P

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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do this with every CD actually. I make a listening copy and put the originals away for safekeeping.

I don't like anything about Media Player though. I'd recommend using anything else :)

I do mine the hard way. I extract the entire CD into one big wav file and then edit it into separate tracks, making note of any approximate silence between tracks for recreation during burning with Nero. I generally add some bonus tracks.. either edits I redo myself, karaoke mixes, stuff like that.

Recently when I got the Hollywood version of 'The Game', I added the entire album recorded from vinyl as bonus tracks as well as the Annie Crummer instrumental of AOBTD. All of this fit on a single disc since the original album is only about 35 mins. long.

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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey, Queenrocks! did somebody forget to checked his mail lately, ha?


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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i use media player generally cos its easier for me than using any other software. it takes my comps about ten seconds to do it too! simple for beginners!


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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 21:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, DF. I would've thought you'd be using CEPro to get them directly off the disc. There's a function for that.

And yeah, I second what Matt said about using Nero. Very easy for editing a cd. Mind you, now I think about it, what about CEPro for that too?! I've never used it's cd layout burning portion. Hmm... I might give it a look.

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Posted: 05 Aug 04, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What, for individual tracks? I don't like doing it that way. Too many albums have crossfades and stuff (such as early Queen stuff) so if I'm copying the whole thing anyway, I'd rather just section it out myself.

I noticed with Flash Gordon which is nearly all continuous, that many of the assigned track markers don't make much sense. The opening track for example.. it should end just before "My god we're moving" as far as I'm concerned. I don't care how it was originally done :-P

And I finally discovered a little trick that gives me noise-free transition points wherever I want them which makes such projects much easier.

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Posted: 06 Aug 04, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always use Nero Burning Rom, I'm obsessed with copying CDs, I don't want my precious original CDs to get damaged in any way, so I have a listening copy and a safety copy... This is what I'm also doing with my audio tapes, I copy and recopy them all the time. My vynils... err, I can't copy them, of course, but I have two ANATO vynils, just in case one of them is damaged. Isn't this crazy?


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Posted: 06 Aug 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can copy from vinyl.. see if your amplifier/receiver has a 'monitor out' of some sort.. most do, such as for recording to cassette or minidisc. Or you can get some sort of little pre-amp for the turntable.

Then just get the right kind of dubbing cable to get the sound into your sound card. For me, it's RCA jacks on one end and a headphone type plug on the other. Adjust line-in recording volume in the advanced volume options and start recording with your favourite wav recorder.

Back to CD copies, I just did my copy of "Queen", the 2001 remaster and added the karaoke mix of KYA (with restored intro and outro) and the Eye version of MTR'N'R, both adjusted in volume to match the remaster's level, which isn't as high as most of the remasters and frankly I'm not impressed with the sound at all.

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Posted: 06 Aug 04, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boy! I thought what I did was common practise!
Try AUDIOGRABBER. It's superb and even rips copy protected cd's without any adjustments in the programm. Start the programm, pop in a cd and up will come the tracks on your screen. Select the tracks you want to ripp and press start. In a couple of minutes everything will be on your harddisc and from there put on cd-r whatever you want in whatever order. So easy!
One thing though: if there is a cd-rom part on the disc, you will not be able to grab the last track. Because copy protection is also based on rom-information, you will not be able to grab the last track either when a disc is copy protected. No problems with the others though.


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Posted: 07 Aug 04, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DF wrote:

You can copy from vinyl.. see if your amplifier/receiver has a 'monitor out' of some sort.. most do, such as for recording to cassette or minidisc. Or you can get some sort of little pre-amp for the turntable.

Then just get the right kind of dubbing cable to get the sound into your sound card. For me, it's RCA jacks on one end and a headphone type plug on the other. Adjust line-in recording volume in the advanced volume options and start recording with your favourite wav recorder.


Thanks for the advice, DF!!!


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Posted: 07 Aug 04, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To extract audio from CD nothing is better than ExactAudioCopy (EAC).

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Posted: 07 Aug 04, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you need to buy a CD rewriter drive and CD rewriter discs to copy tracks or can you use a regular disc drive like CD-ROM & DVD-ROM and buy CD-R discs.
Please help!


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