10 Important Tips for Burning CDs

Burning refers to putting the digital information onto the recordable media. The terms writing a disc or recording disc have the same meaning as burning a disc. Although burning or writing a disc is a fairly simple process, a few tips and recommendations should be followed to produce the best discs possible.

First of all, choose a good quality disc. Very cheap discs with unrecognized brand names often produce bad quality burns. In many cases, several CDS within a pack will not burn at all and have to be discarded. Always go for good quality brand name discs.

 

Next, use a good quality DVD CD burner. Once again something very cheap will likely lead to poor results.

 

It is important that discs are clean before recording them. Ensure the CD is free of dust and fingerprints. Dust can be removed with a gentle flow of air from a compressed air duster. Be careful when wiping and avoid scratching the disc. Avoid using any scratched or damaged media.

 

Many individuals like to burn discs quickly at the highest speed possible and think that the fast speed will produce the best discs. Others think that burning at slower speeds will produce better burns. Neither is true. It is best to record CDs and DVDs at moderate speed to get the best quality burn possible.

 

Always use expensively branded disks such as Sony or TDK which are individually wrapped.

 

Ensure that whilst burning all other applications on your computer are switched off as this will reduce the potential for errors on your disk even more.

 

Don’t burn CDs too quickly for the sake of time. As a result, you can dramatically shorten the life of your decks’ laser which is one of the major components.

 

Use high-quality CD burner allows you to burn the audio files into a CD directly without any distortion in the sound output. Most of the software is equipped with technology for burning songs recorded in various formats such as MP3, WAV or WMA files as CD audio.

 

It is a good idea to try and read the disc first in the drive that recorded it and then other DVD CD burners or DVD CD drives to ensure there is good compatibility between the disc and different equipment.

 

Once you have the software installed in your system, insert the CD in your CD burner drive. Open the software. Using the software’s interface, specify the files that need to be burned and then complete the burning process.