Copying a music cd

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cbbob, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. cbbob macrumors member

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    I have cd's that have oldies on them (50's). I want to copy them to a new cd because the old cd's are scratched. Here's what happens: I put the music cd in and iTunes shows the list os tracks (exp: track 1 track 2) I also have Roxio Toast. I try to drag the song to Toast but they don't go. Plus when I remove the cd in order to put a new one in the songs go with the old cd. Please can someone help and tell me what to do. Thanks
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Have you just tried burning the songs directly from iTunes?

    Just hit "Import Disc" in the lower-right of the iTunes window. This will take all the songs of the CD. Next, create a new playlist in iTunes, and take the songs you just imported and drag them into that playlist. Now, put in a blank CD, and with the playlist selected, click "Burn Disc" in the lower-right.
     
  3. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    but that will result in quality loss.... I haven't done this in so long, but I believe in the Finder you can just copy the .aiff files off of the disk, eject it, pop in a blank disk, drag the files onto the blank disk, and hit 'burn'.

    Alternately, I think Toast has a 'duplicate' feature.
     
  4. cbbob thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks ziggy. I tried to drag the songs to the new play list in iTunes and it's not doing it. Any suggestions
     
  5. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Have you imported other CDs into iTunes before? Have they had any problems doing so?

    (If you're new to importing CDs to iTunes, there's a tutorial on how to import music here.)

    But if the problem is with this individual CD, then it might be something else.
     
  6. John.B macrumors 601

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    So import them using the Apple Lossless Encoder (Preferences... -> General -> Import Settings...).
     
  7. cbbob thread starter macrumors member

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    The songs imported great. I created a new playlist gave it a name. I went to drag the songs that were imported to it and the songs did not go. They dragged to it but did not go in. I never imported any tunes to iTunes before. I used a different OS before so I'm very new to this.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    yes, I was trying to make it simpler. :)
     
  9. cbbob thread starter macrumors member

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    I used Toast to copy the disk. I got the following notice....

    "Sorry but the cd info server couldn't find this album".

    I have just gone nuts
     
  10. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I think if you have these songs and the original CD its perfectly fine to download the MP3 or OGG format (those are the best formats I am aware of) through some sort of file sharing program of the tracks that are skipping and burn them to the backup CD to preserve the music. There are also programs available to make it possible to copy scratched CDs on a mac or PC for a fee but require a small bit of audio editing work on the users part.
     

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