Hi everyone, I have been struggling with trying to burn an ISO image to a CD-R disc, but I actually have a few questions about backing up audio CDs in general. It would be great if you could help with one or all of them.
I recently created a playable DVD by burning an ISO image onto a blank DVD using iSkysoft DVD creator, and that worked fine when I played it in a DVD player. So I thought the quickest way to create a playable CD (without losing any sound quality) would be to burn an ISO image to a CD-R. So I tried to do this using MagicISO, following the steps in the following tutorial:
I made sure I finalized the disc, but it still would not play in a CD player.
Then I tried to see if I could burn the ISO to the CD-R without any additional software (I have Windows 10), so I went to Windows File Explorer and pasted the ISO image to the CD/DVD drive. I was then told I had files waiting to be burned, but I could not see how to burn them (I’m sure I saw a “burn” option somewhere, but now I cannot find it - right clicking on the file in the CD/DVD drive didn't seem to help).
Now I used to create playable CDs from mp3s using Windows Media Player about ten years ago (I’m sure things were simpler back then!) so I tried to do this instead (except I used wav files so as to preserve the sound quality), but Windows Media Player told me it could not burn the files, presumably because one of my drivers is out of date?
So, I just have some questions on this:
- Do you have any idea why trying to burn an ISO to a CD-R using MagicISO did not work?
- Is there a way to burn an ISO to a CD-R just using Windows or Windows Media Player without having to use other software?
- Is it still possible to burn mp3s and wavs to CD-Rs using Windows Media Player (and do you think I just need a driver update)? And if so (and this is something I wondered years ago) what is the benefit of using other software (e.g., Nero) to burn CDs?
- If I really do need to use other software, do you have any recommendations (preferably for free software!)?