Formating CD for Old Standalone Player

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    muchomurka said:
    Surely you already read the RedBook specs, didn't you?
    I did, about 23 years ago when I first started burning audio CDs. I wanted to convert some audio cassettes to audio CD. This was done by connecting my cassette player to the AUX IN jack of my Sound Blaster Pro AWE32 and recording to WAV with an unnecessarily complex piece of software called SoundForge. Its saving grace was that it had a preset for RedBook audio so after recording no conversion was required with the CD software that came with my CD burner. Later I started using Nero which would convert audio files to RedBook during the audio CD burning process.
    muchomurka said:
    (On the other hand, CDBurnerXP Portable is still a very good piece of software except it cannot "burn" an image file.)
    It actually can.
    CDBurnerXP: Burn ISO images to disc

    @mikeincousa:
    Make sure when burning you select 'Disc at Once'. Many older CD players won't recognize muli-session discs.



    Once you've burned your CD open explorer and click on 'This PC'. You should see 'Audio CD' in your CD drive. If you do, success!

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       #22

    I did, about 23 years ago when I first started burning audio CDs.
    So you should know there are many parameters which influence how .wav tracks are organized/played.

    It actually can.
    This is an image-to-disk option, not files-to-image which I meant. Furthermore, it does not open .cue file correctly (Burn ISO image option, not CDDA image) so burned disk from .bin file only probably will be unplayable. Lazy to test, no vintage cdplayer at hand.
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       #23

    Sorry. Lost in the jargon.
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       #24

    Use steps 1-3 described in post
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player
    ...download a file, install a program, burn a cd.
    Nothing more needed.
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  6. HeM
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       #26

    mikeincousa said:
    I downloaded a voice interview from the Internet.
    ...
    First I converted the downloaded file to .mp3.
    ...
    Does anybody have any clues as to what might be going on?...
    Hello @mikeincousa

    There is no need to convert anything. Your .mp3 file is OK. Any further conversion of your file(s) should be done automatically by CDBurner.
    Please follow below instructions:

    First, insert a blank (recordable) CD in your drive.

    Open CDBurnerXP and choose "(1) Audio disc" then "(2) OK":
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cd1.jpg

    Go to "(3) Edit" menu "(4) Add files..." OR drag and drop your file(s) in the lower field,
    then click on "(5) Burn":
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cd2.jpg

    In the next dialogue, leave everything as it is and click on "Burn disc"
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cd3.jpg

    That's all! Your audio CD should be ready and playable on any CD player, in a few minutes.
    Last edited by HeM; 19 Jul 2020 at 18:03.
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       #27

    The steps are easy enough and the graphics aid for sure.
    I repeated the process.

    I again ended up with
    12/31/1994 06:00 PM 44 Track01.cda
    1 File(s) 44 bytes
    0 Dir(s) 0 bytes free

    My CD player did not recognize it either.

    So maybe there is and error in CDBurnXP?
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  8. HeM
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       #28

    mikeincousa said:
    The steps are easy enough and the graphics aid for sure.
    I repeated the process.

    I again ended up with
    12/31/1994 06:00 PM 44 Track01.cda
    1 File(s) 44 bytes
    0 Dir(s) 0 bytes free

    My CD player did not recognize it either...
    What you see in your PC drive (Track01.cda) is absolutely right. The fact that's not playable on your standalone CD player is weird! It would be OK.
    If you've got another blank CD and is easy for you, you may try changing "Burn speed" to 4X.
    Also "Finalize disc" MUST be checked:
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cd4.jpg

    mikeincousa said:
    ...So maybe there is and error in CDBurnXP?
    I don't think so. Perhaps the recordable CD itself is the reason...
    Last edited by HeM; 19 Jul 2020 at 18:41.
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  9. Posts : 281
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       #29

    I have a few discs left: I will try your suggestions tomorrow.

    BTW. Finalize Disk is checked by default.

    So the speed change might do the job?

    BTW I could not get the track to play from the F drive. Should it play from there?
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  10. HeM
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       #30

    mikeincousa said:
    ...So the speed change might do the job?

    BTW I could not get the track to play from the F drive. Should it play from there?
    Sometimes a slow burn speed helps...
    To play it from drive you should open it as CD. For example, on VLC go to "Media" menu and then "Open Disc":
    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cdvlc.jpg

    Formating CD for Old Standalone Player-cd-vlc2.jpg
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