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robg
2008-04-20, 09:02 AM
i recently got a new computer-windows vista os-on my old comp i was using winamp but it doesnt seem to be compatible with vista or im just not getting it right can someone reccomend an good easy to use FREE program that can help me burn these file types to cd(flac/shn) and also listen on my computer
thanks in advance for any recomendations

U2Lynne
2008-04-20, 10:34 AM
You might want to check out the Freeware Software Links (http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_software) in our FAQ.

Tubular
2008-04-21, 02:59 AM
If you just want to burn audio CDs, Exact Audio Copy is great, and free. It's also a great audio CD extractor that has error correcting extraction.
www.exactaudiocopy.de

IMG Burn is excellent and free for burning data and DVD-Video. It will turn your data into an .iso file first, and then you can burn the .iso, so you have to have some extra disc space to create the .iso.
http://www.imgburn.com/

If you don't want to create an .iso first, ONES is a great burning program, but it is about $25.
http://ww1.tx-software.com/boutique_us/liste_produits.cfm?type=7&code_lg=lg_us

-it is recommended to archive the SHNs and FLACs as data to preserve the original fileset. FLAC > WAV > burn audio CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC changes the fingerprint and is not allowed to be traded or reseeded here and at many other sites.

Foobar2000 is a great free media player for a PC. It has built in FLAC support and you can get the SHN plugin here: http://foosion.foobar2000.org/components/
www.foobar2000.com

Good luck! :wave:

roann
2008-04-21, 10:28 AM
[...] FLAC > WAV > burn audio CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC changes the fingerprint [...]Not necessarily. If you've set up EAC correctly and there are no extracting problems you get exactly the same wav file (and hence the same fingerprint). But you're right, if you want to be sure archive APEs/SHNs/FLACs as data to preserve the original fileset.

tgunn2760
2008-04-21, 10:42 AM
My Nero 6.6.0.13 won't burn Flac.

What plug in do I need?

roann
2008-04-21, 11:40 AM
My Nero 6.6.0.13 won't burn Flac.

What plug in do I need?http://www.bitburners.com/nero-audio-plugins/

Tubular
2008-04-21, 12:01 PM
[...] FLAC > WAV > burn audio CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC changes the fingerprint [...]Not necessarily. If you've set up EAC correctly and there are no extracting problems you get exactly the same wav file (and hence the same fingerprint). But you're right, if you want to be sure archive APEs/SHNs/FLACs as data to preserve the original fileset.

Yeah, you have to correct the write offset on the burn and correct the read offset on the extraction, and the original fileset can't have any SBE's or header errors in order for it to work. Or correct the combined read/write offset on CDs that haven't been burned with the write offset corrected, and then do the extraction. I figured that might be too much info for a novice though, and would require a complex explanation on how to do it.

robg
2008-04-21, 12:26 PM
thanks for the info tubular-i downloaded foobar to listen and that link to the shn decoder was very helpful
gonna try eac to burn:thumbsup

tgunn2760
2008-04-21, 02:35 PM
My Nero 6.6.0.13 won't burn Flac.

What plug in do I need?http://www.bitburners.com/nero-audio-plugins/

Thanks, I had this plug in but had it in the wrong directory.

:disbelief

Phlimphlam
2008-04-22, 08:49 PM
I've been burning with Itunes and about 50% of the CD' end up with skips, it this normal? Also happens with imageburn and dvdrs every now and then.

mooncusser
2008-04-22, 09:28 PM
What are you using for blanks?

Phlimphlam
2008-04-22, 09:56 PM
Mainly Sony's and memorex

mooncusser
2008-04-22, 10:11 PM
From what you've posted so far, you're having issues with multiple applications, multiple brands of media and even different types of media (CDRs and DVDRs).

What does that leave as a constants? Your burner, for one. You might try slowing down the burn speed to the lowest possible to see if it makes a difference.

Tubular
2008-04-22, 10:11 PM
also what speed are you burning at? I would recommend about 8X for CDs, 4X for DVDs. The faster you burn, the more errors are possible. Do you have any other programs running when you burn, torrents running etc. I would recommend you restart, then run only the burning program, burn at a midrange speed, and use quality media. Memorex blows. Taiyo Yuden is the best, Verbatim is good, Sony is good.

Phlimphlam
2008-04-22, 10:16 PM
Ok admittedly I do just about everything you just advised against, lol!

Much appreciated guys, If all of the above fails I may be back.

robg
2008-04-27, 03:53 PM
so my vista os is 64 bit according to the guy who built the comp for me
winamp wont work or nero 6-ive got nero 8 to work but i cant burn flac or shn
i found the pulug ins but dont know how to open them
anyone help?
signed
computeridiot

Karst
2008-04-28, 04:41 PM
Have you read any of the above? :wtf: