More Music Help: Win 100k (in Contests)

deathwake June 6 2005 1:20 PM EDT

Well after my WMP pretty much died on me I got WinAmp like many people suggested I should .

Now the problem is though I'm trying to burn a CD with WinAmp but when I do, within a few seconds get a pop-up saying, "Error: decoder cannot be used to decode for burn."

Of course I'm stumped on this and I don't know why and tomorrow I'm getting on a plane to go to Germany I really need to burn some new CD's, so if anyone can help me get WinAmp to burn me some CD's I'll send them 100k. Please help I need music.

deathwake June 6 2005 1:34 PM EDT

Some more information if anyone is trying to help is that now I'm burning a CD that was RIPed onto my computer using WinAmp but the playlist i want to burn has a mix of stuff on my computer from WMP and WinAmp, so once this CD is done I will try a CD with songs just from WMP because the playlist I want has a mix.

deathwake June 6 2005 2:12 PM EDT

Well now I have just moved to copying music onto my computer again and see if that works.

I'm still looking for any suggestions.

zeaderan June 6 2005 2:17 PM EDT

i don't know much about Winamp since i dont use it anymore. looking at your error, looks like you may need to change to or use a different Audio Codec since all the songs on you mix may not be MP3's so Winamp doesn't know how to decode it into a format that it can burn? try (although it is a site for videos, they have a few Audio Codecs that may or maynot helpp) or just get a different burning tool. Winamp is a great player but i feel it is a crappy burning program. i'm a big fan of itunes. i hope that helps

Maelstrom June 6 2005 2:55 PM EDT

I've never tried to burn with winamp - I didn't think it did a good job. I think you can download the Nero burning software for free. I use Easy CD Creator...

Chargerz-Back June 6 2005 3:42 PM EDT

Nero is the way to go if you are cheap =)

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] June 8 2005 12:12 PM EDT

download real media player, its the same basically but i haven't had any problems when i try and burn a CD with it, since i never use Winamp to burn CD

Maelstrom June 8 2005 12:22 PM EDT

real media player is horrible. possibly worse than windows media player.

Panda June 8 2005 3:00 PM EDT

use nero

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 8 2005 3:12 PM EDT

Here is a free one.

Frod June 8 2005 3:18 PM EDT

I like CDBurnerXP for when I have to burn on Windows.

Ablayaka June 14 2005 1:15 PM EDT

Here's a neat trick Windows users can do if you don't even want to bother downloading software:

put all the music you want into a folder

right-click the folder and click "send to (whatever your burner drive is)"

Pretty simple :)

Chargerz-Back June 14 2005 2:33 PM EDT

that makes it a data CD.

Maelstrom June 14 2005 6:11 PM EDT

If the files were in wav format, it would make an audio CD... or at least it should - who knows what the built in Microsoft stuff does.

lol, the botcheck thinks of everything: Microsoft with a lower-case "m" is spelled incorrectly

YogusMaximus June 15 2005 9:26 PM EDT

That would be because "Microsoft" is a proper noun, therefore, it is automatically capitalized.

Anyways, I would recommend newegg, or another parts store like that where you can order good quality parts at mid-range prices and put them together yourself.

Maelstrom June 16 2005 10:19 AM EDT

I doubt that the spellchecker uses a semantic parser to determine which words are nouns, etc. Probably a simple look-up.

And he was looking for free software to use when burning, not computer parts.
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