Help with audio cd ripping and burning?

I just installed a CDR drive. I want to copy from existing CDs. As I understand it, this means that I have to rip the audio files off a CD and copy them to my hard drive as wav files. Then I can burn the wav files onto a CDR disk.

I have downloaded Musicmatch jukebox and CDex (shareware). I first tried CDex but when I played the wav files using winamp, there were hiccups in the files. I then tried musicmatch but when I tried playing the wav files using winamp, there was no sound even though the files are on the hard drive and the winamp scrollbar was moving as if it was playing the song.

Can anyone help me??

I don’t know why there are problems with your wav files, but can’t u get winamp to make your wav files?

Anywayz there are numerous programs which can copy audio cd’s on the fly. It’s less recommended but it should work. In that case u don’t have to create wav files.

You may want to check to make sure that Winamp plays normal CD’s. Also, you may have to connect an audio cable from your burner to your sound card. I made that mistake myself when I installed my burner.

Use audiograbber/audiocatalyst to extract the audio cd’s to .wav’s. Their are lots of programs to do this. WinDac think is another.
Winamp will extract the tracks as resampled (approximations)through the sound card( I hope you have a good soundcard). This will lead to worse quality than DAE.

Then use nero’s audio cd compilation and drag and drop the .wav’s to the compilation.


Hi there,

I need to know what kind of system you have.
If you have a CDROM drive that can read 4x
faster then the burnspeed you are using
then you can make 1:1 copies.

Use NERO, select the disc copy option. Make
sure you have the source cd in you cdrom
and a blank recordable in your cd-r and click copy. If your cdrom is not fast enough
then you have to UNCHECK the on-the-fly

However, if you wish to make your own cd’s
with tracks you selected then use Xing
AudioCatalyst to copy tracks to your harddrive. If this does not work like you say try using your burner as a reader and see if the tracks than get ripped okay.

If you don’t understand please mail me i will be happy to help you…


Tha Sentinel

Thanks for the above help. Here’s what I’ve been able to do so far. When I tried to rip the files from the CDR drive, I got a lot of “jitters” (hiccups) in the files. However, when I copied the files from my DVD drive, no jitters!

I haven’t tried burning a CD yet. If I have problems I’ll definitely be back with more questions. Only one question at this time: Someone mentioned blue CDR disks were better than green CDR disks. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.

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… Only one question at this time: Someone mentioned blue CDR disks were better than green CDR disks. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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Unlike an ordinary CD, the CD-R has an organic dye recording layer between the polycarbonate substrate and the light reflective layer. In addition, the polycarbonate substrate is etched with a spiral pre-groove. This pre-groove is used for guiding the laser beam, time measurement and various controls during recording.
The laser beam, modulated by the recording signal, is focused on the groove. The beam heats and melts the recording layer of organic dye on the polycarbonate substrate, forming a series of pits. This pits are physically extremely stable, and are ideal for long-term data storage with the highest degree of reliability.

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The color of the CD-R disc is related to the color of the specific dye that was used in the recording layer. This base dye color is modified when the reflective coating (gold or silver) is added. Some of the dye-reflective coating combinations appear green, some appear blue and others appear yellow/gold. Visual differences between various media types are irrelevant from the standpoint of their actual operation. At 780 nm, where CD-R recorders and CD-ROM readers function, the media are, for all intents and purposes, indistinguishable from an optical recording standpoint. They all "look" the same to the devices.

The gold-colored CD-R uses the PhthaloCyanine pigment and a gold reflection layer. As the pigment is transparent, the golden reflection layer shines through the bottom side giving the `golden' look. Compared to the other colored media, the reflection contrast of the golden medium is the highest and the durability of such CD-R's is said to be over 100 years. As the golden medium's reflective property is the highest, if your friends or customers have problems reading data from any other burnt media, try using the gold medium CD-R.

The green CD-R, the cheapest of the three, uses the Cyanine pigment. By itself, the pigment is blue in color, but together with the gold reflective layer, the bottom appears green. However, cyanine's ability to maintain reflectivity is poor giving it a life span of about 10 years. It also delivers the weakest reflection contrasts and thus can cause read errors when run on old CD-ROM drives.
Lately cyanine formula has been altered which results in a much higher life span (20 to 50 years). The gold reflection layer has also been replaced by a silver reflection layer this make the color of the bottom appear blue.

The blue media is made of Azo pigments. Like cyanine, it is blue in color but unlike the green CD-R it uses a silver reflection layer which gives the blue color. Manufacturers claim blue CD-R's are as durable as golden ones

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