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    Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    I am trying to put together a compilation CD from a few of my Audio CDs. What I get after ripping them as Audio CDs and writing them to a CD-R is a bunch of 1k files as if I had tried to copy .cda files to a folder without conversion.

    I am using Win2000 and a fairly new plextor CD writter.

    Did I miss clicking a button someplace. I would like the copies to be the best quality. Do I have to convert to another format first?

    Thanks

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Which release of CD Writer are you using?

    Are you Ripping using 'Audio CD Input' and have set the 'Rip to' as Audio CD?

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Files:
    dBpowerAMPCDWriter-Registered-r2.exe
    and
    dMC-r11-Registered.exe

    Converting file from Audio CD to Audio CD - Standard audio, 80min.

    Converter says " Converting 9 Files from [ Audio CD ]"

    Win2k system.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Convert a CD to CD Writer then in CD Writer (the page that lists the tracks before burning) right click on one of the files and select play, does it play the audio ok?

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Yes.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    To add a bit more information:
    From "Db PowerAmp Music Converter - Audio CD input"
    I rip one track from a commercial audio CD using:
    Rip To > vAudio CD Then:
    Rip Audio From CD
    The system seems to process this request in about 30 seconds.

    At this point I can play the track as you instructed.

    The next thing I do is to put in a blank CD-R into my plextor drive.
    Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Basic comes up automatically and I close it.
    I select Burn in CD Writer. In dialog box, with all check boxes checked, I click the "burn" command button.
    It seems to process correctly without error.
    The CD is ejected.
    The files on the new CD are now 1k .cda files that the DbAmp player cannot find.
    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Quote Originally Posted by m111
    To add a bit more information:
    From "Db PowerAmp Music Converter - Audio CD input"
    I rip one track from a commercial audio CD using:
    Rip To > vAudio CD Then:
    Rip Audio From CD
    The system seems to process this request in about 30 seconds.

    At this point I can play the track as you instructed.

    The next thing I do is to put in a blank CD-R into my plextor drive.
    Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Basic comes up automatically and I close it.
    I select Burn in CD Writer. In dialog box, with all check boxes checked, I click the "burn" command button.
    It seems to process correctly without error.
    The CD is ejected.
    The files on the new CD are now 1k .cda files that the DbAmp player cannot find.
    I hope this helps.
    Did you select to make an audio cd in dMC CD Writer?

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    >with all check boxes checked, I click the "burn" command

    CD Writer shouldn't have any check boxes, perhaps I have made a mistake - when you select 'Burn with CD Writer' (or what it is) and a program starts - what is the text title bar - ie dbPowerAMP xxxxxx

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Yes.(to: ChristinaS)
    Last edited by m111; 03-12-2005 at 08:35 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    I select the "Burn" icon in the CD Writer Program.
    Then the dialog box titled:
    "dBpowerAMP CD Writer - Ready to Burn CD" comes up.
    In that dialog box the following check boxes are checked:
    Enable Burn Proof
    Eject CD after Writing
    Delete temporary files after Write

    The same dialog box indicates the following information:
    Burning 1 track to 'standard audio CD 80 minutes'

    In the same dialog box I click the "burn" command button.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Just realised something.... 1K cda files are correct for a standard audio cd, put in a cd that was bought from a store, exactly the same. To read such a cd you need a CD Ripper, like dMC Audio cd input.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    LOL! has he tried playing the cd in a dAP or WMP or any cd player?

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon
    Just realised something.... 1K cda files are correct for a standard audio cd, put in a cd that was bought from a store, exactly the same. To read such a cd you need a CD Ripper, like dMC Audio cd input.
    lol, i was wondering the same thing, but I never took the time to grab an Audio CD and check.

    To clarify, .cda files are files that tell the computer or audio player where on the CD the song is located. The files in and of themselves are useless without the CD.

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    I figured I'd be barking up the wrong tree if I brought that up. :D I've never tried to do things that way, not being a fan of shortcuts of this nature. No idea what would be visible and where in such a case. But yes indeed, pop an audio cd in a cd drive and use the Windows Explorer to look at it and all you see is track01.cda , track02.cda, etc., each with a very small file size, I suppose 1k would show. No bearing on the track length itself. :D

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    Re: Get 1k cda files when writing from CDs

    Yes, that is what I mean by a commercial CD as opposed to some CD-R that I just have hanging around.

    I mentioned earlier in this thread that I was using Audio CD Input to rip this CD.

    I ripped the CD using dmc.

    I'm glad everyone finds this so amusing, but I'm just trying to be able to put a few tracks from a few different commercial audio CDs onto one CD-R
    with the highest possible quality and in audio CD format.

    If there is a best practice to do so, please let me know. This has so far taken quite a bit of time and money only to have solitary result of being the butt of a joke.

    My assumption here is that all dB Power AMP products would use the same subroutine to rip an audio CD. True? Also in a previous post I mentioned that the ripped track is playable.

    Initially, I was expecting an answer like: You can't rip and burn directly from a commercial CD to a CD-R, you have to convert it to FLAC first. Or something like that.

    Sorry if I'm being so confusing. I would be glad to provide screen shots if there is a place to send them.
    Last edited by m111; 03-14-2005 at 07:27 PM. Reason: clarity

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