How do I Combine and Burn 2 CDs?

Asked by Geeky1 on 2009-09-02

How do you combine 2 CDs into one in K3b?

I ripped one CD, then another, but while the fist ones show up as type "Ogg-Vorbis", the second tracks show up as type "CD Trac"k. When I try to burn, it gets to track 12 (the 2nd ripped CD) and gets stuck "decoding audio track 12 of 16".

Also the overall progress is only 36%. I'd think it should be more like 70%.

Also there is no help file. When I try Help/K3b Handbook, it says "Could not launch the KDE Help Center:..."

Anybody know what is wrong here?

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Tom (tom6) said : #1

HI :)

Have you tried burning to an image file rather than onto a Cd? This should usually go lot more smoothly and then separately burning the iso to cd should also go more smoothly. Doing both things at once has too many chances of finding some problem along the route.

I am not sure about combining 2 CDs into 1 but surely just getting all the tracks onto the hard-drive and then copying all the tracks onto a single CD sized image-file for k3b to burn as an image will do the trick?

Are you sure there's enough space to copy the 2 CDs onto 1 Cd? I think my approach would be to copy all the music onto cd as data rather than as playable music because that significantly decreases the space these things take up. Any computer should be able to play the music back although OggVorbis is a format that Windows wont recognise (huffily)

Anything useful in there?
Regards from
Tom :)

Geeky1 (rogerfang1) said : #2

Hi Tom,

I thought ripping is actually copying the tracks to the hard disk. I first ripped all 12 tracks of the first CD (44:45 min.). Then I ripped all 5 tracks of the second CD (15 min) to the same audio archive (or whatever you call the audio rip file). When I try to burn the image to a blank CD is when it gets stuck. It doesn't appear to be actually burning yet as it is very quick to process the first 12 tracks (too quick to be writing, then hangs on the next track (13th).

Roger

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Tom proposed the following answer:
HI :)

Have you tried burning to an image file rather than onto a Cd? This
should usually go lot more smoothly and then separately burning the iso
to cd should also go more smoothly. Doing both things at once has too
many chances of finding some problem along the route.

I am not sure about combining 2 CDs into 1 but surely just getting all
the tracks onto the hard-drive and then copying all the tracks onto a
single CD sized image-file for k3b to burn as an image will do the
trick?

Are you sure there's enough space to copy the 2 CDs onto 1 Cd? I think
my approach would be to copy all the music onto cd as data rather than
as playable music because that significantly decreases the space these
things take up. Any computer should be able to play the music back
although OggVorbis is a format that Windows wont recognise (huffily)

Anything useful in there?
Regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said : #3

Oh, that explains a few things. I wondered what ripping meant. Can you play all the tracks when they are on your hard-drive? When i first tried this it all happened very fast and then i found that it had only copied shortcuts (what linux users call 'links') instead of the full data i wanted.

If you 'burn an image' instead of writing directly to the Cd then it should all complete a bit faster. Maybe the hang at the 13th track is the first time it's doing the right thing. Maybe the cd/dvd-drive has packed up. Maybe the cd-dvd-drives cable is at fault, maybe some sort of controller or cache has gone wonky. maybe there's some sort of bottle-neck developing. maybe data isn't getting to the write head on the cd/dvd drive fast enough. Too many things. 'Burning an iso' at least limits the possible problems down to encoders/decoders, software glitches and stuff like that.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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