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Thread #63398   Message #1029231
Posted By: mack/misophist
03-Oct-03 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: Tech: CD Burning - Help!!!
Subject: RE: Tech: C.D BURNING. HELP!!!
If jumping means what I think it does, it's probably caused by a 'buffer under-run', a brief period when everything in memory has been recorded so it records a blank. Using a slower speed would help. Also, if you have a 'burn proof' option, make sure it's selected. The internal programs used are usually cdrdao, cdparanoia, and cdrecord. If your software offers a choice, see if one of the others works better. I think all are available free.

I wonder about that speed thing, though. I can't see them offering a speed the machine can't handle. Blowing out the inside with a little compressed air might help and can't do any harm. Perhaps there's some lint on a gear.