Change Burn Speed in Roxio

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#1

I use Roxio to record mp3 files onto a CD-RW to play in my car CD/mp3 player.

When I set up the tracks to be burned in Roxio (and also sometimes in Nero) and when I get to the burn menu, I am only able to select 1 burn speed (which is typically the max speed allowed by the media).

In the CD-RW example it’s 16X - but I prefer, just to be safe, to burn at a slower speed - so how can I choose a slower burn speed (when I try and click on the burn speed menu arrow there is no other choice for speed except the 16X).


#2

With RW media you usually have no choice. If it’s 16x rated then that’ll be the burn speed. That’s just the way it is.


#3

Why would you be using CD-RW’s why not just a cd-r they are cheaper?


#4

Thanks TimC for your comments.

Regarding using CD-RW’s - yes CD-R’s are less expensive but I already have a bunch of CD-RW’s and they provide flexability to re-use numerous times when recording mp3 audiobooks to listen to while driving.

Interestingly I paid less than a buck for the Sony CD-RWs (c/w with case) and the CD-Rs (good quality , eg Sony) cost about $0.40 (w/o case) - so (but not to make too big of issue of this) in theory since you can re-use the CD-RWs many times, these are actually the cheaper ones! <grin>

On the other hand - Is it possible that the CD-Rs would do a better job of recording…? (I often have a problem where I get some short audio glitches at the end of the mp3 tracks, which I suspect may be because I’m recording too fast…??? - or not…???)


#5

The CD-RW media is not as good as CD-R media for quality. After some rewrites it’s advisable to do complete formats with CD-DVD Speed or DiskInfo Pro and often the burn quality will improve.

With CD-R media you obviously have the option to burn slower like 16x for Audio & 24x for data.