Copying Musical CD's

  1. Okay.. I am NOT good at this sort of thing and I know there are those on this board who are.

    I attempted to copy (CD burn) an existing musical CD and it did not copy. The information is there but not the sound. Was I sapposed to hook up another connection too? Like a sound cord or something.

    Excuse me if this sounds lame to those of you who are good at this sort of thing.

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. by   Beach_RN
    You do have a CD Burner installed right? If so.... the burner should have come with the software to walk you through the process....

    Did the burner come with the computer.. or did you install it yourself?

    Do you normally have sound on your computer, and can play cd's on it?
  4. by   nursegoodguy
    When I copy, (make a backup musical cd) the steps are as follows...
    go to the cd burning program.
    click copy cd.
    put in the music cd and it will be copied.
    then the program tells me to insert a blank cd.
    it then writes the music on to the blank.
  5. by   nightingale
    I have copied data without a hitch...

    The HP CD burner is a separate unit that I can hook up via my USB port. I can tell it "copied" by seeing what I copied on my computer but there is no sound.

    Would there be some sort of "protection on the CD" to avoid being copied?

  6. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    Hey Nightngale, this happens sometimes just because there is something wrong with the actual disc, or there is a glitch in the computer while trying to copy. Are you sure your blank disc is a CD-R? If you have a CD-RW, atleast with my experience, it doesn't play in stereos. My advice would be to try it one more time, and double check that the Burner is set up correctly.

  7. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    Originally posted by nightngale1998

    Would there be some sort of "protection on the CD" to avoid being copied?

    I know when the new Celine Dion CD came out, there was a lot of talk because she did put a block on it so you can't rip off of it. I don't know if other artists are doing this or not. Sorry!

  8. by   Beach_RN
    Don't know... I know that the new Celine Dion CD has that new anti-copying traits embedded in the CD.. Did you try a diffrent CD?

    Sorry I can't be more help! do you still have the Burner manual?
  9. by   nightingale
    Thanks! I will try to redo and firt reread the directions. It looks really fool proof with icons etc.. I will read the fine print this time!

    Thanks ot all the posters! I will let you know how I do!

  10. by   nursedawn67
    I have a HP computer with an installed cd burner and have had no problem copying CD's. Maybe something is off on your computer. Wish I could help you more, I know how frustrating it can be.
  11. by   nightingale
    Thanks greer.. I shall give it another try! The photo's I have burned are perfect so I need to just give it another try!

    I am doing the CD - R disc so that is not it!

  12. by   dianah
    Hubby says, Can you play the original CD on your computer? If not, then your computer may not be set up to do CD sound. Does the new copy of the CD play on a conventional CD player? If yes, then the CD copy was successful but you just can't play it on your computer. Sorry if these are extremely simple-minded questions but gotta start somewhere. If the new copy of the CD proves to really NOT play anywhere, then my next question is, what software is being used? Adaptec software is usually the underlying layer for CD-R/RW work on PCs (this may not apply to Macs). Does HP use Adaptec or does it use its own layer of software? Let us know how it goes. If we cannot help perhaps with this info someone else here can. --- D and D
  13. by   nursegoodguy
    be sure you click, (if given the option to) music cd rather than data...
  14. by   nightingale
    Here is what I did:

    I used another program called Roxio. When it was setting it up it did not "recognize" my CD in the Burner; I had another CD that was the same brand but a fast speed. I was attempting to use a 16X (which has worked beautifully for my Digital Photos). This time I used the same brand but a 32X speed CD.

    I am now listening to my copy which is:

    Dixie Chicks - Fly CD

    Okay Okay it is country... and I love it! I am in the Wild Wild West Ya Know?!

    Thank you to all the posters for your help. Heh Jackie Future RN.. your suggestion worked!

    Love you guys!:kiss