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CD recording problem

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mikehende, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. mikehende

    mikehende Active Member

    Friend of mine got this cd from a guy, when you play the cd on any standalone cd player, plays fine but when played on any pc you hear a "wind" like noise in the background, I need to get this song in mp3 format, how can I do so please?
  2. vttom

    vttom Active Member

    Have you tried ripping it anyway? The reason I ask is that, depending on your setup, you may be hearing the results of the Digital->Analog conversion done by your CD-ROM (or DVD, etc) drive. It's possible there is a problem with the D/A converter on your drive and it will sound just fine when you rip it. Then agian, if other CDs sound just fine, then that's probably not the problem.

    Also, I wonder if this CD may have some sort of copy-protection which is causing the noise?
  3. mikehende

    mikehende Active Member

    No problem with my ripper and I do not think it has anything to do with copyright issues. I think the person used a standalone recorder which as far as I know works with other cd players and not pcs hence the noise. Anyway, I need to find a way to convert this tune to mp3 without ripping into a pc.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    If you need to convert this to MP3, you either need to utilize a computer or you need to utilize a dedicated recorder that will record MP3 in real time from analog inputs. Otherwise, you must use a computer. And I think the reason why you're hearing garbage when listening to this CD on your computer is because your computer is playing the CD from its analog audio outputs and not playing it digitally through the computer. This varies with each computer from each different manufacturer and their different models. Unfortunately, many computers playback CDs this way. If it doesn't playback digitally through the computer I won't have it. Otherwise, your problem sounds like operator error.

    Anybody here can do this for you if you just post the .wav file on one of those file transfer sites. So if you rip the CD to .wav do you still have the audio problem?

    Doing MP3's since 1996
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  5. mikehende

    mikehende Active Member

    Ripping to wav makes no difference but friend of mine says he will try to clean up the background noise with software and if not then he will record from a standalone cd player directly into his pc.

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