Burning Wav files and/or getting access to the preferences files

I need help,

I have replaced my old computer with a new one,…

My old unit was an HP with an Intel Pentium R 4 1.7 gig hz processor and 1.35 gigs of ram.
Running XP service pack 2

I had two optical drives and an optional sound card installed.

I was greeted with a message on start up of ‘mother board’ error,
The optical drives and sound card, stopped working.
In the device manager those Icons had ‘yellow’ triangles with exclamation points on them, indicating that they need to be uninstalled and re-acquired.
When that is done, the system FINDS the units and re installs them,
Fine, but in order for the changes to take place, YOU NEED TO RE-BOOT,
When you re boot,
It LOSES the units and you’re back to square one.

Ok, I have a new digital camera and tons of photo software that runs like molasses on the computer anyway, I got a MUCH FASTER computer.
A Dell 690 with an Intel Xeon 5160 at 3.0 GHz with 4 gigs of Ram
I installed Windows 7 ultimate.

The real sticking point is my huge collection of CD’s that I’ve loaded on an external terabit hard drive.
I have over 500 gigs of music. Most of them are WAV files that I uploaded from the CD’s.
The files won’t play on the old computer (that malfunctioning sound card I mentioned earlier)
They play just fine on the new computer.

But,

The preferences are nowhere to be found.
YOU CAN’T BURN THEM or convert them to MP3’s, I haven’t tried FLAC.

Does this mean,…
The preferences are stored on a cab file in the registry of the old computer???

Can I recover and move those preference files???

Is there ANY alternative to trashing and reloading the entire collection (many of which I no longer have).

Does anybody have any suggestions?
How can I make these files ‘burnable’??

Orrrr

Since I still have the old computer,…

Any suggestions on getting the devices to STAY FOUND upon re-booting.

Orrrr

Is there any way to ‘network’ the units so I’m accessing the registry in the old unit and burning on the new unit???

There HAS to be a way to ‘skin this cat’,…

3M-TA3

Try using ImgBUrn to create an .iso from some of the .wav files.
Load the .iso into a virtual drive like VirtualCloneDrive .
Next copy the files from the virtual drive to your harddrive on your new computer.
See if you can burn those files.
You don’t need to do this but with a few files to see if it will work.
If it does work then I’m not sure just how large an .iso is possible to work with but probably 4GB anyway.

When you say ‘The preferences are nowhere to be found’, what exactly do you mean? What ‘preferences’?

To what format are you wishing to burn these files, (CD-Audio, MP3 disc, etc…)?

If you have a WAVE or MP3 or FLAC or etc… file, then you can burn it. There are no ‘preferences’ needed to do this. If you are wanting to burn a CD-Audio disc, most burning software will analyze your MP3 (for example) and burn it as needed. The same is true for WAVE files. Not all burning software knows how to handle FLAC though.

RM

OP wrote,

The real sticking point is my huge collection of CD’s that I’ve loaded on an external terabit hard drive.
I have over 500 gigs of music. [B]Most of them are WAV files that I uploaded from the CD’s.[/B]
The files won’t play on the old computer (that malfunctioning sound card I mentioned earlier)
[B]They play just fine on the new computer.[/B]
But,
The preferences are nowhere to be found.
[B]YOU CAN’T BURN THEM or convert them to MP3’s, I haven’t tried FLAC.[/B]

If these wav files play “just fine” as you’ve stated, you should be able to easily convert to MP3 or flac…There’s foobar2k, dBpoweramp, MediaMonkey, Audacity etc…You could just as easily burn the wavs, mp3 or flacs with burrrn, CDburnerXP, BurnAware free etc…
Plenty of info available on all mentioned , as well as other methods/tools to git-er-done…
However as Richman asked, “To what format are you wishing to burn these files?”, standard Audio CD or Data CD with mp3 tracks??..

Maybe you mean “preferences” for you burning/converting app? What program are you using?

[QUOTE=3M-TA3;2557967]I need help,

I have replaced my old computer with a new one,…

My old unit was an HP with an Intel Pentium R 4 1.7 gig hz processor and 1.35 gigs of ram.
Running XP service pack 2

I had two optical drives and an optional sound card installed.

I was greeted with a message on start up of ‘mother board’ error,
The optical drives and sound card, stopped working.
In the device manager those Icons had ‘yellow’ triangles with exclamation points on them, indicating that they need to be uninstalled and re-acquired.
When that is done, the system FINDS the units and re installs them,
Fine, but in order for the changes to take place, YOU NEED TO RE-BOOT,
When you re boot,
It LOSES the units and you’re back to square one.

Ok, I have a new digital camera and tons of photo software that runs like molasses on the computer anyway, I got a MUCH FASTER computer.
A Dell 690 with an Intel Xeon 5160 at 3.0 GHz with 4 gigs of Ram
I installed Windows 7 ultimate.

The real sticking point is my huge collection of CD’s that I’ve loaded on an external terabit hard drive.
I have over 500 gigs of music. Most of them are WAV files that I uploaded from the CD’s.
The files won’t play on the old computer (that malfunctioning sound card I mentioned earlier)
They play just fine on the new computer.

But,

The preferences are nowhere to be found.
YOU CAN’T BURN THEM or convert them to MP3’s, I haven’t tried FLAC.

Does this mean,…
The preferences are stored on a cab file in the registry of the old computer???

Can I recover and move those preference files???

Is there ANY alternative to trashing and reloading the entire collection (many of which I no longer have).

Does anybody have any suggestions?
How can I make these files ‘burnable’??

Orrrr

Since I still have the old computer,…

Any suggestions on getting the devices to STAY FOUND upon re-booting.

Orrrr

Is there any way to ‘network’ the units so I’m accessing the registry in the old unit and burning on the new unit???

There HAS to be a way to ‘skin this cat’,…

3M-TA3[/QUOTE]

What’s a “preference file”

Is it like your Ratings or playlists in WMP?

AD

Ok

I have now several copies of my target CD on
TDK CD-R80 52x discs

They verified (when I burnt them), they open and they play as wav files on my computer.
They’re beautiful.
The will NOT play (as wav or anything else) on any stand alone CD player.

MY DESIRE IS TO TAKE THIS OUT TO MY CAR Cd player.
My car does NOT have a mp3 player, so this option isn’t open to me.
I have several CD players and none will play these discs.
They scan the data and see the disc as one large file, NOT as an audio CD

I burned the discs with imgburn (the newest version)
I also have Alcahol 120 with which I burned the last batch

I took one of these discs and copied it again (at 4x) and created ANOTHER iso file and tried it again. (I created a fresh image file and re-burned it)

I generated another clone that plays and opens on the computer but is worthless to a CD player.

WTF am I doing wrong???

Make a cue file using ImgBurn, using the wav files as input. Burn the cue file to a cd at 16x speed…use ImgBurn for the burning process.

Open ImgBurn. Look under Tools–>Make Cue file.

When you open a burned Audio CD the files you see in Windows Explorer should be .cda files.
The same as they appear on a commercial CD .
If you have something else you did not burn an Audio CD.
Also some CD players will not play burned CD’s even if they are as above.
So open the disc in Windows Explorer & post the type file you see.

Preferences,…

I don’t know what the hell preferences indicates,…

When I first started this exercise, I was getting a message that the ‘preferences’ could not be copied or moved and were not available for this ‘burn’. (this was with windows media burner, which I promptly quit using)

I don’t get this message with either alcohol or imageburn.

But, I’m not getting results either.

All I’m doing is burning coasters.

I have a hard disc full of Wav files (I also have a few gigs of mp3’s)

I want to create standard audio CD’s.

80 minute, 700 meg CD’s.

Nothing sexy.

This should be easy.

I, for the life of me, can not figure out WTF I’m doing wrong.

I’ll try the ‘cue’ file approach,…

I’ll be back next weekend.

thks

I want to create standard audio CD’s.

80 minute, 700 meg CD’s.

Nothing sexy.

This should be easy.

I, for the life of me, can not figure out WTF I’m doing wrong.

Since you haven’t actually tried the " cue’ file approach" my guess is you’re burning a DATA CD…Burning an Audio CD really is "easy’ enough…IMO the easiest is using a small little app/tool called burrrn…it always burns a standard Audio CD from your tracks…try it, can’t hurt…Worst thing that could happen is you’ll have one more freesbie to play with…:wink:
There’s also CDburnerXP…Good luck, and see you next weekend…:cool:
http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=4
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

Hi t0nee1 , I also suspect that a DATA CD is what 3M-TA3 is burning to disc.
That’s why the computer plays them OK.
Also why I ask if the files on the discs that play on the computer are .cda when viewed in Windows Explorer.
I have burned discs with Burrrn & it does a good job but can be quirky with Vista .
At least for me. ImgBurn almost always does well for me & when it doesn’t it’s usually my error.
A bit off topic & I really don’t do burns from this type extension but I can’t get ImgBurn to load .aac files into the .cue. I’ve added the codecs suggested in the ImgBurn guide.

Yup, I suspect the OP is burning a data disc…:iagree:
As far as imgburn not accepting aac files, I can’t remember the last time I tried importing in imgburn…Not sure why it wouldn’t…Try importing .m4a format instead…AFAIK that’s the proper format/extension for importing aac tracks in Imgburn…How did you create the AAC’s?.

@t0nee1 , I created .aac’s with dbPowerAmp & Format Factory.
.mp4’s work just fine.
ImgBurn does put the .acc’s in the Cue file but list like this in the cue:
Track 02 - C:\Users\username\Desktop\AAC\EpistleToDerrolldbP.aac Unknown
The FF one looks the same.
A .mp4 looks like this:
Track 04 - C:\Users\username\Desktop\AAC\EpistleToDerrolldbP.mp4 05:48:54
ImgBurn will not create a Cue with the unknown .aac’s but no problem with the .mp4’s .
Here’s an image of the error:


Try using .m4a instead…

Both .m4a & .mp4 work fine.
So I don’t totally hijack this thread.
For 3M-TA3 here are a couple of images.
The first is what the ImgBurn cue should look like.

This is what your Audio CD should look like when viewed in Windows Explorer:

Your’s probably won’t have the WinAmp logo. It added that when I installed it & I just haven’t bothered to remove it.



I WAS selecting Audio CD,…

But the Cue file method is working,… I’m now getting results.

Thanx a bunch.

3M-TA3