CD to CD recording

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crankedup

Original Poster:

21,894 posts

191 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Some advise please, I would like to record tracks from my favourite CD albums onto a single CD blank. Advise sought for a inexpensive solution as it’s a once only task.
My hi fi I’m using is Marantz CD 65DX cd player and Rotel RA 1062

Advise and comments please.

legzr1

2,650 posts

87 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Easiest way is to rip the required tracks onto a PC/laptop and burn your selection to a CD-R.

Loads of free software out there to do it and external USB cd writer/burners are pennies on eBay.

crankedup

Original Poster:

21,894 posts

191 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Thanks, I will need to ask my lad or daughter what that all means redface

rodericb

1,802 posts

74 months

Wednesday 20th November
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crankedup said:
Thanks, I will need to ask my lad or daughter what that all means redface
If they are any younger than about 35 they may not have any idea what a CD is!

crankedup

Original Poster:

21,894 posts

191 months

Wednesday 20th November
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^^^^^^^
This is so true!! hehe

Still I do have hope yet, just look how vinyl has come back, and now the old cassette tapes yikes
I may yet heave the old Edison phonograph out from my loft wink

legzr1

2,650 posts

87 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Do you have a laptop or PC running windows with a spare usb socket?

Windows Media Player comes with a ripping (to get info from your CD to pc) and burning (get info from pc to blank cd-r in a format playable on a CD player) program. Rudimentary but useable.

Hundreds of others available for free with a quick google.

Buy something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-SDRW-08D2S-U-LITE-Ex...

Again, hundreds of others available elsewhere starting around £10.

Then some blank media for 25p a disc:

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3036796

eBay probably has them for sale at 1p per disc if you buy a few. Buy a pack of 10 - you’re bound to mess up a couple of times when you first try wink

PM your tracklist - there’s a chance I have them and can sort you a disc out.

Tony1963

1,693 posts

110 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Do you have a friend who can do this for you?


It’s a very simple, basic task for anyone who has done it before, but could be too daunting for someone who doesn’t have a grasp of the basics.


crankedup

Original Poster:

21,894 posts

191 months

Friday 22nd November
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legzr1 said:
Do you have a laptop or PC running windows with a spare usb socket?

Windows Media Player comes with a ripping (to get info from your CD to pc) and burning (get info from pc to blank cd-r in a format playable on a CD player) program. Rudimentary but useable.

Hundreds of others available for free with a quick google.

Buy something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-SDRW-08D2S-U-LITE-Ex...

Again, hundreds of others available elsewhere starting around £10.

Then some blank media for 25p a disc:

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3036796

eBay probably has them for sale at 1p per disc if you buy a few. Buy a pack of 10 - you’re bound to mess up a couple of times when you first try wink

PM your tracklist - there’s a chance I have them and can sort you a disc out.
Thank you for reply, I have only an Apple ipad unfortunately.
Very kind offer to record a playlist, tbh I don’t have one, I had intended to go through my CD albums and record individual tracks as I come across them. If I can’t resolve my recording problem I may come back to you if you are still willing smile

crankedup

Original Poster:

21,894 posts

191 months

Friday 22nd November
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Tony1963 said:
Do you have a friend who can do this for you?


It’s a very simple, basic task for anyone who has done it before, but could be too daunting for someone who doesn’t have a grasp of the basics.
Most of my pals are about as tech savvy as me sadly. Ask them about steam traction engines or vintage cars and be treated to an hour of non stop (un) interesting information hehe tech, and they
like me glaze over. No worries