I'm an old guy scraping by on Social Security, so I hate it when one of my favorite over-priced classical music CDs get's a scratch on it and I have to replace it. So I prefer to make a copy of my favorites and then just play the copies, keeping the originals safely tucked away in a box in the closet.
Years ago I used Nero to back up my CDs. But it started putting popping sounds in the copies.
Then I tried using a combination of two free programs, a ripper and a burner, but they were so complicated to use, and I suffer periodic seizures that wipe out large chunks of my memory, so I've long since forgotten how to use those two programs
Is there a simple "one-button" CD copying program that would let me put my original CD in one drive and a CD-R in another drive and then just click "Back-up" and wait until I hear the signal that the job is done?
I'm not an audiophile, so a "reasonable facsimile" of the original audio recording will be more than adequate for me. Heck, I still listen to cassette copies of my LPs made on a drugstore grade cassette recorder and they sound just fine to my aging ears.
Of course I'd prefer freeware, but considering that the cost of replacing just one rare out-of-print CD can be $20 or more (usually "or more"), buying a reliable user friendly program would repay me many times over.
I'm using an old hand-me-down PC running Windows XP that has two CD/DVD drives, one of which is a burner.