cd back-up faulty tracks

  denboe 14:16 08 Dec 07

When attempting to back-up non copyright music, the last two tracks have breaks in the music followed by wah..wah...wah......
This happened using a Pioneer 122 dvd writer.
Thinking I had a faulty unit, I replaced it with a Samsung SH-203. This new unit is doing more or less the same, with breaks in the music followed by wah..wah...wah.....
Dvd back-up can't be faulted on either unit.
I am thinking there must be something wrong with my P.C. as both unit giving the same fault is unlikely.
The faults come on at the latter-end of the backing-up, tracks up to then are spot-on.
I am using xp. nero7 with verbatim discs.
Tried different make of discs, same result.
Any help would be appreciated.

  Kemistri 18:04 08 Dec 07

You omitted one bit of useful info that might well be relevant - whether you were making a standard data CD that happened to contain only music files or a music CD for use in compatible devices.

  Kemistri 21:15 08 Dec 07


  denboe 10:59 09 Dec 07

I am trying to make a cd to be played on cd players ie: in the car and hi-fi.

  Kemistri 13:26 09 Dec 07

Right; what result do you get when you use WMP to do it? Or other media software?

  denboe 17:53 09 Dec 07

I have tried Nero 7 and cd burner xp.
Haven't tried any other software.
Most of the copied tracks are fine, no problem.
It is towards the last tracks of the cd that I experience breaks in the music and distortion, probably for about ten seconds on each track.
On one cd. the next to the last track started to break-up three quarters of the way through and just continued with a continuous wha-wha-wha... which would have gone on for ever, had I not stopped it. It would not continue on to the last track at all, unless I selected it manually, on play-back.

  Kemistri 18:20 09 Dec 07

When you look at the media device's counter, is the track evidently stuck (as it can do if it hits a bad scratch or mark) or does the counter continue to run normally? I am not looking for a scratch or mark here, of course - I am looking for the kind of data recording error that will prompt the same behaviour from a domestic CD player.

Have you attempted to reduce your burning speed?

  denboe 19:02 09 Dec 07

The counter carries-on as normal when the music track is breaking-up.
I have tried different burning speeds, never more than half the blank disc speed.

  Kemistri 20:48 09 Dec 07

OK, that narrows down the kind of write error that could be at fault. It proves that, whatever the data is, it can still be read.

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