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RE: FLAC or WAV?

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many people i know cant even get flac to burn to cd to play on hifi
Don't most people use Nero? Nero has supported FLAC for a while, hasn't it?
Most people? I don't know anyone who does 

Well by 'most people', clearly I meant 'most people interested in burning recordable media'. If you are one of those people, you own a PC and you haven't heard of Nero, where've you had your head shoved for 15 years. And if you aren't interested in burning media, then you probably aren't too concerned about what software to do it with.
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MajorFubar wrote:

 If you are one of those people, you own a PC and you haven't heard of Nero, where've you had your head shoved for 15 years. 

...and there's me thinking he was the last of the Julio-Claudian Emperors, and was about in A.D.37, and the only thing he burned was Rome!! :?

(but this is 'cause I'm old and technically confused, being just a little behind the times)

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....the only thing he burned was Rome!! :?
Well it wasn't originally called Nero Burning ROM for nothing...

Its original desktop icon was the walls of Rome burning  Smile

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Really, is Nero still around? Haven't used it in almost a decade. 

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Ok so if Nero is not so ubiquitous for people on this forum then what on earth do you people actually use to burn media, especially audio CDs?

Please not Windows Media Player or some Goddamn equally awful Freeware program. Obviously if you don't regularly burn media (suspect less and less people do now) then the question isn't applicable. The only other media burner even remotely worth looking at is Roxio, but I could never get on with it.

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Burning CDs is so yesterday.

 

Modern computers don't even have an optical drive.

 

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Pitty there's no a suitable, durable replacement though (for optical storage), unless you're one of the lucky few living in an always-connected Utopia where you routinely enjoy bi-directional gigabit connections to a huge cloud-based sky-drive, which companies like Apple presume we all live in.  For the rest of us, back in the real world, there's optical storage (plus memory sticks and hard drives, but neither of those are designed for long-term storage.  CD-Rs and DVD-Rs aren't exactly perfect either, but they're the best of the three).

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"The government has set aside £530m to ensure that rural areas do not miss out on the faster networks that are being installed in towns and cities."

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19882778

 

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MajorFubar wrote:

Ok so if Nero is not so ubiquitous for people on this forum then what on earth do you people actually use to burn media, especially audio CDs?

Please not Windows Media Player or some Goddamn equally awful Freeware program. Obviously if you don't regularly burn media (suspect less and less people do now) then the question isn't applicable. The only other media burner even remotely worth looking at is Roxio, but I could never get on with it.

I use 'Max' for mac.. Free and have it set 100% paranoia so perfect rips.. To be honest i'd never heard of nero.. But I only started lossless rips a little while ago and my friend at Cyrus recommended Max after I realised how terrible iTunes and all generic media players are for the audiophile..

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MajorFubar wrote:

Pitty there's no a suitable, durable replacement though (for optical storage), unless you're one of the lucky few living in an always-connected Utopia where you routinely enjoy bi-directional gigabit connections to a huge cloud-based sky-drive, which companies like Apple presume we all live in.  For the rest of us, back in the real world, there's optical storage (plus memory sticks and hard drives, but neither of those are designed for long-term storage.  CD-Rs and DVD-Rs aren't exactly perfect either, but they're the best of the three).

Now there we are in complete agreement. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20356760

I use IPlayer and it is very useful, but often it hangs up, especially if I go for a high quality picture (and I have a 20 megabit connection). I would hate to have to rely on that for all my recordings. The idea of storing all my personal data on a system controlled by some huge corporation who can decide to deny me access on a whim over a network which can disappear for several days until the engineer comes out is pretty close to insane.

 

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Ok so if Nero is not so ubiquitous for people on this forum then what on earth do you people actually use to burn media, especially audio CDs?

Please not Windows Media Player or some Goddamn equally awful Freeware program. Obviously if you don't regularly burn media (suspect less and less people do now) then the question isn't applicable. The only other media burner even remotely worth looking at is Roxio, but I could never get on with it.

I use 'Max' for mac.. Free and have it set 100% paranoia so perfect rips.. To be honest i'd never heard of nero.. But I only started lossless rips a little while ago and my friend at Cyrus recommended Max after I realised how terrible iTunes and all generic media players are for the audiophile..

Opposite end of the process though...I'm talking burning not ripping. You wouldn't really use Nero (or Roxio) for ripping. They can do it, but it's not their primary role. I know there are lots of rippers, and everyone has their favourite. As a Mac user it's likely you wouldn't have heard of Nero anyway, Nero is not available on the Mac.
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I don't burn CD's anymore but Foobar and Exact Audio Copy will both do the job.

In the old days I used Windows Media Player with perfectly acceptable results - good enough for the car anyway. Having a car now that can play music from an SD card is just so perfect... to think of the days when cassettes (or even 8 track cartridges) was the only way.

 

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MajorFubar wrote:

Ok so if Nero is not so ubiquitous for people on this forum then what on earth do you people actually use to burn media, especially audio CDs?

Please not Windows Media Player or some Goddamn equally awful Freeware program. Obviously if you don't regularly burn media (suspect less and less people do now) then the question isn't applicable. The only other media burner even remotely worth looking at is Roxio, but I could never get on with it.

 

I use a freeware app and it's superb.

CDBurnerXP.

http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

 

 

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"The government has set aside £530m to ensure that rural areas do not miss out on the faster networks that are being installed in towns and cities."

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19882778

 

JC

Surely to god you do not think that the problems of rural access to decent broadband is going to be solved by £530,000,000?

Even if the whole of this money is made available by The Treasury it will be absorbed by the industry with very limited return for rural individuals and businesses.  

The only way to get a more level playing field is for legislation before the 4G licences are granted.  That legislation should ensure that if companies want 4G licences then this service should roll-out equally in rural and urban areas, with the least 'connected' communities at the head of the queue.

Fat chance.  So many reasonable sized communities still have no access to piped gas and that has been around for @ 200 years.   :O  

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JRMC has a CD burner. Roxio was the programme I used some years ago as it came bundled with the Dell PC I bought. In any case, Windows XP onwards can write an audio CD? It's not like there is any audio conversion taking place.

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