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Thread #55789 Message #870020
Posted By: michaelr
19-Jan-03 - 02:11 PM
Thread Name: Help wanted: CD recording
Subject: RE: Help wanted: CD recording
This is surely thread creep, but FWIW: For record cleaning purposes, isopropyl alcohol should be diluted with distilled water. I recently watched a documentary on the transfer to CDs of the Smithsonian's old sound recordings, and that's what they do: manually apply a bead of iso/water just ahead of the stylus as the LP plays.
This puts any dirt particles in the groove into a state of temporary suspension, which allows them to flow around the stylus, rather than the stylus bumping over them. CAUTION: Never use soap products to do this, because the soap/dirt mixture will harden into the groove as it dries, making the noise problem worse.
Kendall -- click on Start/Programs. Your CD burner should be listed. You can then make a shortcut which puts an icon on your desktop.
The CD burner in my computer is a Plextor PlexWriter 16/10/40A (whatever that means). It comes with software that includes "Audio Capture 2000" which "rips" audio files from CDs and stores them on my hard disk. From there I use Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 to burn new CDs.
I don't think Easy CD Creator has a ripping feature.