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CD Distortion After Bruning

I have a problem with my cd's after burning songs to them..I take my cd out of my PC and play it on a CD Player. The first 3 to 4 songs are usually clear and sound good..But..all songs after the 3rd or 4th one are distorted, pops and snaps and sounds scratchy..I thought it was my speed I originally had my burning speed at 24X went down to 16X, but still the same thing..Can you please tell me what I can do, If anything, on my own to repair or fix this problem without having to buy a new burner. Thank You for any help you can provide for me.........Joy

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There are various things that can be done here. You'll need to make sure somethings first before we conclude there might be a defective with your burner:

- Music quality: if you burn audio you should always looks for high quality files, In case of MP3: search files with at least 192 kbp/s of bitrate. If there are files with higher bitrate, they are better. Here is a overview of speeds and there quality:

96 kbp/s: FM Quality
128 kbp/s: Low CD Quality
160 kbp/s: Higher CD Quality
192 kbp/s: High CD Quality
220 kbp/s: Better Quality
320 Kbp/s: Studio Quality.

Note that files with a higher bitrate use up more space on your harddisk. For example: 320 kbp/s is usually between 8 and 12 MB's. (Depending on song length).

- Overburn: Do not overburn CD's. If it says it's almost full. Don't force a overburn.

- Disc Media: Make sure your disc are of decent quality. The less known formats/cheap ones are usually not that good.

- Your PC: While burning, don't do too much with the PC. It's best to let it burn and do nothing.

- Speeds: always use only speeds the discs are capable of and preferably less then indicated, For example: disc says 52x, use something link 32x

I hope this helps out. Let me know if these hints worked.
You can always update your burner's firmware but you'll need to tell me something more about it. Like: what model is it, what brand etc.

Have you also checked whether the lens on your CD player is OK?

Greetings,

DarkNeogen

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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