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  • jchenoweth
    • Mar 2016
    • 3

    CD Writer for MAC?

    I just got DbPoweramp for ripping and wanted to take some hi-res files and convert to CDa format for burning CD..

    Seems the free add-on is only for Windows users?

    Any other options?

    Thanks! Jeff
  • mville
    dBpoweramp Guru
    • Dec 2008
    • 4021

    #2
    Re: CD Writer for MAC?

    Do you mean CD-R or CD-DA, as the 2 formats are different.

    CD-DA or Redbook audio CD is 16-bit, 44.1kHz so you'll need to convert (downsample) your hi-res files and require burning software to write this format, hence your question.

    CD-R however, is for standard data CDs, so you can copy your hi-res files to the optical disks, probably natively, from the Mac finder, but I'm not sure on this as I am a windows user.

    What device will you be playing the CDs on?

    ... just a thought, doesn't iTunes for the Mac burn CDs?
    Last edited by mville; March 04, 2016, 01:39 AM. Reason: iTunes reference

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    • jchenoweth
      • Mar 2016
      • 3

      #3
      Re: CD Writer for MAC?

      Originally posted by mville
      Do you mean CD-R or CD-DA, as the 2 formats are different.

      CD-DA or Redbook audio CD is 16-bit, 44.1kHz so you'll need to convert (downsample) your hi-res files and require burning software to write this format, hence your question.

      CD-R however, is for standard data CDs, so you can copy your hi-res files to the optical disks, probably natively, from the Mac finder, but I'm not sure on this as I am a windows user.

      What device will you be playing the CDs on?

      ... just a thought, doesn't iTunes for the Mac burn CDs?
      I used dbPowerAmp to downsample the songs to 16/44. I assumed the cd-writer software was for that purpose. Pardon my non-techiness, but ultimatlely i wanted to burn a CD that would play in any standard player. When I tried to just copy the files to a CD-R that did not work. I was able to import the files into itunes as Apple Lossless, and then burn the CD, but I didn't want to do that. I was just assuming I could put a blank CD-R disc and the dbPowerAmp cdwriter would do that.....but since I can't use it, I guess its a moot point. Sorry to bother

      Thanks, Jeff

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