Any free CD audio burners that allow appending?

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I've got Sonic RecordNow and Toshiba Disc Creator but the versions I have don't allow appending. Once you finish a project you can't add any new tracks. You have to erase the whole disc and start from scratch. I was wondering if anyone might know of a good free product that allows appending? What I need it for is burning CDs from other audio CDs with .cda audio files.
     
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    I have not personally used this software but people have said it is very good.

    http://www.starburnsoftware.com/products/starburn/features

    It used to be free. Their site says the cost is $4.95 but you can get the free version here.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/SDK-DDK/StarBurn-SDK.shtml

    You may want to try the portable version first.

    http://www.starburnsoftware.com/products/starburn/download
     
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    I really appreciate the links. That looks like it could be promising. I'm gonna try to get it downloaded tomorrow and I'll report back after trying it out. :)
     
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    StarBurn looks like a good program for some things but the free version won't do what I need it to, at least I can't see how to. If I wanted to burn a copy of a Wilco CD to use in a CD player I don't think it can. There's supposed to be an expert mode but the free version doesn't have it. I think a person might be able to do it with that.

    I at least figured out an easier way to do a new burn with the programs I've already got, so reburning won't be as much of chore if I need to. It's a rather long story so I won't tell it unless someone's interested. :)
     
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    Are we talking about multi-session audio? I don´t think this is possible.

    I have used Nero for years. It has excellent multi-session support, but only for data burns. It is possible to burn a multi-session disc with mp3, etc., but this is a data disc, very possibly not compatible with CD players.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about Robin, burning copies of CDs like a Wilco CD or or any commercial CD for use in a CD player. They have .cda files.
     
  8. Robin A.

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    You can use an audio ripper to copy tracks from one or several CDs to the hard disk. Most burners have this function.

    Then, you can build a compilation selecting the tracks you want and burn them to create a new audio CD with CDA files. This disc will be playable in CD players.

    The burning must be done in one session. No multi-session is possible here, AFAIK.
     
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