Can anyone advise me on a matter concerning CDs?
I recently had some C90 audiotapes transferred onto CDs purportedly to the ‘Red Book Standard’ employing a HHB CDR 850 CD writing machine. It was supposedly a straight analogue to digital conversion without any intermediate computer processing.
However when I examined one of the CDs on my PC a window launched labelled ‘Sound Forge’. I cannot recall exactly what I did to trigger the launch, but I was using RealPlayer at the time and was connected to the internet and was variously clicking on properties and the like to examine the CD. I was also clicking on my own burn to disc option. My system is a fairly recently freshly installed copy of Windows XP Pro SP2 on a new hard-drive. I do not have nor ever have had Sound Forge or any other audio processing software on my system. The CDs play OK although they possess anomalies.
I do not understand the technology but I am informed that there could be small files and artefacts as well as the audio tracks on my CDs and perhaps one of those was associated with Sound Forge and was carried across in the writing process and it was launched somehow accidentally?
Does anyone have an opinion as to what occurred and does anyone know how I can launch the same window again or interrogate my CDs to determine what is exactly on them beyond the audio tracks? Try as I might, I cannot repeat what occurred.
Thanking in advance anyone who can assist.