Help Music CD can't read in my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by roblyh, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. roblyh macrumors member

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    I just could not figure out why one of my music CDs can't be recognized in my MacBook. I could hear the spinning sound, but soon after that it ejected by itself. The rest of my CDs work; even the oldest ones. I did test the CD on my wife's MacBook, CD player and DVD player, they all work perfectly. Do anyone has idea how to solve this problem. Thanks
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "I did test the CD on my wife's MacBook, CD player and DVD player, they all work perfectly. Do anyone has idea how to solve this problem."

    Easiest way -- get Toast and use its option to "dupe" a music CD.

    Or, try the freeware "Burn" app.

    If that doesn't work you could try this:

    1. Put the CD into your wife's MacBook
    2. Extract the audio files to the internal hard drive
    3. Burn the files to a NEW CDR blank.
    4. See if that one now plays in YOUR MacBook.

    To extract the audio, get QTAmateur:
    http://www.mikeash.com/software/qtamateur/

    Open each file one-by-one, and check options to make sure you are saving in 44.1khz, 16-bit, stereo, ".aif" format.

    Save each file to disk, make sure you number them so they'll "line up right" when it's time to burn.

    Once you have all the files extracted, drag them into an iTunes playlist and then burn them to a new CD.
     

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