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Title: Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 17:50
I have just come across a problem with Nero which I cant work out,hopefully someone else can for me  ???

I downloaded Madame Butterfly for a friend last night ( yes I have some strange friends I know but what the hell  ;) ),It is in 3 MP3 files,act 1,act 2 part 1 and act 2 part 2.
When I try and make a compilation it insists on starting with the largest file first which happens to be act 2 part 1 then the next largest act 1 followed by the smallest act 2 part 2.
I have tried loading them in various different orders and with Nero Express and ordinary Nero with no success  ??? It still insists on auto arranging them by file size.
I even tried it as a multi session disc but as thats for data only it says it cant open the file when I try to add one  ???
Any ideas guys and gals ?

Confused of Lancashire  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 18:22
Alright, alright, I've just seen it!!   ;D ;D

When I use Nero Burning Rom, it's like an Explorer set up, and you just select the ones you want to copy, and drag them across, yes?  I don't remember it ever sorting things for itself.  I'll have a play and see what I can come up with.   :)
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 18:29
Thanks Simon,the only way I can think of is to combine them all as one large file and then burn it as that,I think I have an editing prog somewhere  :-*
Hopefully someone wil have come across this before and be able to come up with a solution   ???
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 18:30
Right, if you use the Wizard with Nero, you go through the options to create a new CD, yes?  Then you get the Explorer type windows up.  You then navigate to where your MP3s are stored, open that file, and all the contents should be displayed.  You then right click on the one you want, select 'Copy to CD compliation', and it scoots across to the other window.  Do that with all the tracks you want to copy, and it lists them in the order you selected.  If you want to change the order, you can drag them up and down in the list, then when you are happy, just click the 'Burn' icon, and off you go!

That's how mine works anyway.  Can't understand why your's should be any different.   ??? ???
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 18:41
It doesnt do that with mine Simon for some reason,tried the wizard as well as normal Express and Nero.I have the latest updates and all the plugins available too  ???
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 18:43
Are you saying you can't rearrange the order by clicking and dragging up and down?   :o
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 18:51
Yes it doesnt allow me to move them,it wont even work if I click on Invert Selection either,is it my Nero thats got corrupted possibly ?
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 19:06
Well it sound a bit odd.  Is it the latest version?  Mine is 5.5 I think.
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 19:10
Mines 5.5.9.14 updated about 3 weeks ago Simon  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 19:13
Hang on!  There a 'view' button, like in Explorer, and you can change the 'Arrange Icons' option to whatever.  Maybe yours is set to arrange by file size?  I bet that's it!!   ;D ;D
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 19:30
Looks like you may have cracked it Simon,thanks  :-*
I just have one problem now  ???
I clicked on View and told it not to sort,then when I dragged them across it auto re arranged and has reverted to sort by name and all the other options are "Greyed out"  ???
I am going to copy them into a new folder and rename them in case it messes them up and see if it will do it that way round  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2002, 20:04
Right, well if it insists on sorting by name, can't you just rename and number the tracks in the order you want?
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 15, 2002, 21:17
Sorted it now  :-*

Thats the way I did it Simon,thanks,I thought I had said I was going to try that at the end of my last post  ::)
Must be a problem with my version for some reason.I am intending to fully wipe my PC when I have got everything backed up so hopefully when its reinstalled again it will allow me to configure it as I want and not as it wants.At the moment its as stubborn as any man I know,(Maybe they should have used a girls name for it),and it just wont be told what to do  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Lona on November 15, 2002, 22:13
What about this idea Sandra for future recordings:-

Burn one file and leave disc open then burn second file leaving disc open and so on. Simple solution to Old Nero not behaving himself. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 00:01
That was one of the first things I tried Lona but it said it couldnt open the file so I assumed it only worked for Data stuff  ???
I think its got corrupted somehow so will sort it hopefully when I wipe PC  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 00:36
Glad you got it sorted Sandra,

I had Adaptec Easy CD on my Compaq, and Nero on my new one. I'm finding it wont reformat CD's I formated with Easy CD but it has not been my number on priority to sort out.

Your a Lancashire Lass I see, where abouts ? I was born in the Parish of Worsthorne near Burnley, famed for it's Old England Village feel and British National Party MP  ;D My brother still lives there in actual fact, but Burnleys a grim hole these days. They say if you ain't been mugged, your obviously not getting out enough.

catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 00:47
Hi Catch,I spent a few hours,out of hours,if you know what I mean in that club in Worsthorne back in the late 60s early 70s  ;)
Was born in Burnley and lived in Fulledge and Brunshaw for most of my life.After a brief excursion to the North East for a few years I am back in the area again,
but am now in Brierfield although some days it seems as if I am in Bangladesh  :o
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 01:28
Small world Sandra,

Brunshaw, remember Adam Blacklaw [Burnley goalkeeper] running the newsagents top o Brunshaw ? Adamson the captain live at the top of the small holdings going down to Townley Hall. I tore my best pants as a young un getting of the roof of the Pill Box, pulled it down to build the pub they did.

Brierfield, he,he, I went to the secondary modern there what is it called ?

I got a Goverment Grant to move to Yorkshire [Skipton] under a scheme to bring humour to the humourless  ;) I'm still working on it.

Catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 01:34
Early Sixties, I was over in Skipton by then but I used to go to that club in Briefield [before the breathaliser came in] Got some good acts on, chicken in a basket and a throw of the dice, har them were the days.


Sefton Club in Colne, Friday night was family night, a singer, comiedian, and a stripper all for half a crown. Ho and the Dolphin Club in Briefield, I thought I'd gone down the pit  ;)


catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 01:41
My dad used to work with Blacklaw,Catch,down the pit.I dont think they got paid like they do these days  ::)
We used to do Brian Millers car whenhe was the burnley FC manager(He took over that same newsagents by the way),I only knew him as Brian and soeone asked for his autograph as he was leaving one day as he remembered him from his playing days  ;)
So you are still near enough for me to come and sort you out if you give me any grief then Catch  ;D We are only about 20 minutes or less away from each other  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 01:44
I remember a Dolphin club in Colne not Brierfield Catch, have you got it the right way round as I used to frequent that one  :o
It used to get raided almost every weekend for drugs,not that I knew anything about such things  ;)
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 01:52
Yes we will have to meet up some time for a coffee or somthing stronger. We are in Silsden right now mid way between Keighley and Skipton, the daughters in Skipton.

I'm of to a place called 'Monitors R Us' in Keighley tomorrow [bit like Brierfield but bigger, know what I mean  ::)] to look at some cheap Sony Trinitons. I saw them on Ebay so I emailed the guy and he looks like he will do a good deal, better than his already cheap Ebay prices.

So off for some beauty sleep, catch you later.

catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 01:55
I was sure it was in Briefield, ho well, anyway I KNEW I'd seen you somewhere before  ;)

Nite

catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 02:01
Night night Catch  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 17:10
Your right Sandra, Dolphin was in Colne, I ment the El Tropicana  ;D

I went to Monitors R Us at Keighley and bought a Sony Triniton badged Dell 17" It was not brand new, but it is in excellent condition, it was manufactured in Hungary in 1998, Model No: D1025HE 1000HS series.  But it comes with a 3 year onsite parts and labour warranty, through a company called http://www.warrantiesunlimited.co.uk  anybody heard of them ?

I must say I thought my Compaq MV720 was OK till I run this Triniton along side it, it is superb. So the warranty being kosher it is a good buy I reckon at 99. They are selling 19" Dell badged Sony Trinitons at 119 if you deal direct [149 through Ebay] While I was there two lads from Sheffield turned up to buy a 21" Triniton monitor, now that was nice.

Go one Sandra treat yourself, your films will look great on it, I'll take you and hold your hand  ;D ;)

Aup teas ready, catch you later.

catch

Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 18:06
I cant afford one yet Catch,but a friend reckons he can get me a good secondhand 17 inch monitor for about 50,so hopefully I can stop bashing this old one to bring the red back each time it goes A.W.O.L.  ;)
I remember the " El Trop" too  :o  But as it wasnt the place for nice girls to go never went much  ;)
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 16, 2002, 19:10
El Trop, yer that was it's short handle.

Getting back to monitors, I initially contacted them as i knew they had some 49 Compaq or Gateway badged monitors, but then deceided to splash out when he connected a triniton up for me.

When you think about it, the whole purpose of the internal workings of a PC are to present you with graphical information. So it seems to defeat the whole purpose of building a super machine, then to round it of with the cheapest monitor you can find. Besides your eye's will thank you for it in the end, if I win the lottory tonight, I'll treat you, and if your lucky there could be a monitor in it for you as well ;D

catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 16, 2002, 19:29
As I only have a cheap PC it will go fine with a cheap monitor Catch  ;)
I see your point though and if I was into web design and/or heavily into graphics or games I would agree that I was being penny wise and pound foolish as they used to say  :D
At the moment I would settle for my colours staying where they should be  ;D ;D ;D
Good luck with the lottery tonight Catch  :-*
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 18, 2002, 20:06
Did you not win the lottery then Catch  :(
I did on Saturday but it was only a tenner  ;)
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Clive on November 18, 2002, 20:13
I've won a tenner a few times.  Best I ever did was 6 numbers, 3 on each line!   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Tony on November 20, 2002, 23:35
Sorry for getting back to you so late, but the Wifes on holiday so I have to keep Her entertained  ::) Yes I did win the Lotto on Saturday, but like you Sandra it was only a tenner. So whilst taking the Wife to indulge in Her favorite pastime [shopping] before you ask Sandra  ;) in York on Monday, I reinvested some of the winnings on tonights Lotto. But I have yet to check the numbers, there bye extending the dream  8)

catch
Title: Re:Burning Issue
Post by: Sandra on November 20, 2002, 23:56
Well I know you didnt win tonight as I just heard its a rollover,but maybe you had 5 plus the bonus  ;)