Thanks so much in advance for any help on this dilemma…
I like to burn music downloaded from torrent sites (the legal ones) to cd. I know the essentials, i.e. the files must be in 16/44.1 format. And, on many occasions I have successfully exported 24/48 files to the 16/44.1 for burning.
However, I am stuck on this one…here is the torrent description of the file format:
LINEAGE AUDIENCE DAT MASTER(48KHZ)>SONY PCM R-300 DAT>FIBER OPTIC>CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI HD MODEL #SB1240
WAV (16/48KHZ)>MAGIX AUDIO CLEANING LAB FOR TRACK MARKS AND TAPE CHANGE EDIT WAV 16/48> TLH FLAC (LEVEL 8)
When I try to convert to 16/44.1 with Audacity, I still end up with files that are not in that format and thus cannot be burned…
Is there some sort of trick to this, or am I missing something obvious?
Hi Gale, thanks a bunch for joining in the effort to clarify this.
Yes on the questions about 16 and 44.1…did it twice. Did not enter any metadata…just opened the downloaded files, one at a time as usual (seems no batch conversion offered as an option), clicked on “export”, verified the settings, passed through the metadata page, and the resulting file still was not compatible with cd burning.
Later in the week, I will use the other link to assess the file characteristics and will report back!
I use EAC to burn…I have not tried with alternative software…
I’ve only used EAC for ripping, but most CD burning software can do the conversion and make an audio CD from a variety of formats. You just have to confgure the application for making an “audio CD”, and not a “data CD” which copies the files to the disc as-is. People make audio CDs from MP3s all the time… It’s bad practice to use a lossy format, but people do it.
Try [u]ImgBurn[/u]. You should be able to use your FLAC files directly.
To set the sample rate of exported files, set the “Project Rate” (lower left corner of the main Audacity window) before you export. The “Project Rate” sets the sample rate that will be used when exporting.
Interesting…per above suggestions, I tried the cd burning software which came with my Lenovo PC…I WAS able to use CorelBurn to burn the original downloaded files to cdr…the same files which EAC did not recognize…I guess the lesson to be learned is that if one cd burning program does not work with a given file, then try another!
I was once stuck with burning software that was intentionally crippled in order to sell a CD Authoring Program, but they were’t clear about that on the box. That and the help people didn’t know about the abbreviated version. Koz
Most CD burners “should” cope with burning a 48000 Hz WAV or even FLAC to audio CD but I suppose you could argue that that resampling in an audio editor “might” give better results than “some” CD burners would. Audacity does have a very good resampling library.