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    Question Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Now that I have 300 or so CDs on my HP 15Z-CW000 laptop (which is used exclusively for this purpose), I'd like to create playlists that can be played through my audio system or be used to burn CDs. It seems that the headphone jack is the laptop's audio output and that the cable would then convert to L&R RCA connectors to my receiver... correct? There is also an HDMI output on the laptop and an HDMI input on my receiver. Would this work better than the headphone jack? What software should be used? Any special tips?
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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    The output of the headphone jack is a analogue signal, produced in an audio critical enviroment like the laptop. This signal is not ment to be an input signal of an audio system, even so it would work. You better use the HDMI output, cause the transport of the audio signal is digital. Now it's up to your audio system, to convert the signal from digital to analogue. Usually an audio system has the better D/A converters.


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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Dat Ei View Post
    The output of the headphone jack is a analogue signal, produced in an audio critical environment like the laptop. This signal is not meant to be an input signal of an audio system, even so it would work. You better use the HDMI output, cause the transport of the audio signal is digital. Now it's up to your audio system, to convert the signal from digital to analogue. Usually an audio system has the better D/A converters.


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    Thanks, Dat Ei! Thought that the HDMI would be a better signal but wanted confirmation. Thanks again. Any opinion regarding the other parts of my question?

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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxie Guy View Post
    Any opinion regarding the other parts of my question?
    There are plenty of audio players like Foobar etc. pp. Try to avoid iTunes or Windows Media Player. Especially the latter one can easily ruin your metadata and ID tags. I myself use Kodi and libreelec to playback audio and video files, but I don't use playlists at all.

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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    I also recommend foobar2000 as an excellent player.

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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Thanks, Dat Ei!

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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Thanks, garym!

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    Re: Want to make playlist on laptop for listening and burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxie Guy View Post
    Thanks, garym!
    https://www.foobar2000.org/download

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