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I offered an audio CD as a Conversations on Collapse Kickstarter backer reward thinking that it would be a simple procedure to select a bunch of audio clips and burn them to CD. I've been trying to get this done for weeks, and still no CD.

I've selected and edited the audio excerpts in Audacity, recorded my intro and outro bits, exported the clips as .wav files, and have it all seemingly ready to go, but I've been going in pointless circles trying to get either iTunes of Windows Media Player to burn the CD for me. They both want me to select files from their proprietary media libraries. The files I want to use are not in their libraries, and neither program seems capable of importing them. Does anybody know of a free OPEN SOURCE utility for burning CDs?


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Sep. 14th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
I don't understand what you're doing wrong, because iTunes can definitely import WAVs. I've often done exactly what you're trying to do - burn CDs from WAVs with iTunes.

You could try Media Monkey...
Sep. 14th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
cd burner xp
I found this free burner app usefull: http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php

Sep. 14th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Try Infrarecorder - http://infrarecorder.org
Sep. 16th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
iTunes should import and burn these files. Make sure you have the current version and run CHKDSK. When you either get these burnt or give up in frustration, rid yourself of the horrible curse of the Windows operating system. Ubuntu is free, exceedingly easy to install, stable, strong against viruses and malware, and you can run it off of a Live CD to try it out before installing. I made the switch and it changed my computing life!


"Go open source or go home!"
-Nixie Pixel
Sep. 16th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Will I still be able to use my copy of Photoshop for Windows?
Sep. 16th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu
Hey KMO,

He's basically advising you to switch from Windows (M$) to Linux. "Ubuntu" and "Linux Mint" are pretty user friendly now. When he says he runs it from a "Live CD," he's using the CD drive to boot up the computer. You can leave windows on the computer but boot into linux from the CD. You may have to change your boot order in the BIOS to accomplish this. Usually [del] or [F8] or similar will get you into the BIOS setup screen at the beginning of the normal boot up cycle. Your computer should tell you which key it is you just have to look carefully at the initial screens when you turn you computer on.

If you like the Linux operating system, it's pretty easy to take the next step and put it on your Hard Drive as a dual boot computer. Then you can choose which operating system you boot into when your turn on the computer. It all depends on just how much time you're willing to devote to learning another operating system.

When M$ came out with Vista, and changed so much stuff in how you accomplish small everyday tasks, I decided I was going to learn Linux. Linux has stayed pretty intuitive and consistent. If M$ was going to force me into another learning curve, I was going to learn Linux so It would be the last system I'd have to learn. There are some programs you can get for Linux (Lindows and WINE) that will allow you to use some windows programs under the linux system. It's not perfect and I'm suspecting that photoshop won't work under Linux.

The nice thing with Linux, however, is there is almost always an open source, free analog to any program that you're using under windows. OpenOffice is one and it kicks M$ office in the ass.

The ultimate destination of being self sufficient with Linux is a great goal. The journey is a bit rocky though.

You might want to check out one of those Live CD versions. You can download them for free. The more common term for that style is "knoppix" just google that or "knoppix linux"

Sep. 17th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
As far as Photoshop goes, there are two options. The first is to switch to the open source program GIMP, which is pretty much on par with Photoshop. Or you can use this program called Wine which allows you to run windows programs through Linux. Personally, I would try out GIMP as getting programs configured to work in Wine can be a bit techie.

The only catch to using Linux is that there is SO much stuff out there that it can be a little overwhelming at first to find all of the programs that will meet your needs. Luckily, Ubuntu includes a program called "Software Center" that allows you to browse all of the available stable releases of software, and add them to or remove them from your machine. This is a great feature that makes finding and configuring software much easier for the Newbie.

The Ubuntu forums are great for answering questions and finding solutions for your problems. When I first started with Ubuntu, I was amazed at how many people there are out there who are very knowledgeable and willing to help.

Also, a Google search for your machine's make and model with "Ubuntu" added will probably yield some info on how other users with the same machine have fared and yield foresight on potential problems.

Anyway, I hope you give it a shot and I'll answer any questions that I can.
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