Copying CDs with a Burner

By: Computergeek
A long time ago if you wanted to have your favorite band's CD, you had to buy it from your record store or buy it online. A lot of CD's cost around $10. If you were someone who just couldn't afford to buy all the CDs you wanted, you would just wait until they played it on the radio.

Then came those file sharing sites like Napster that could get you all those songs you wanted and it didn't cost you a thing. You just downloaded it to your hard drive and transferred the songs to an MP3 player.

Since most cars have a CD player, you may have wanted to transfer your downloaded files to a CD. This is when a CD burner came in handy. Just about every computer has one now.

A CD burner comes in two formats, an external drive and an internal drive. Most people are probably familiar with the internal drives that connect to you CPU and is housed in your computer tower. The external drive on the other hand is not connected to the CPU and plugs in to your computer via a USB port.

You may think you can only burn songs from your hard drive to your CD but this isn't true. Your CD burner will copy another CD also. If your friend has a CD you've been wanting, just borrow it and copy their CD to yours. What a great technology!

Now to use your CD burner, you need software. Most you can find free to download on the Internet. Some examples include Windows Media Player (this may already exist on your computer), Deep Burner, or ISO Recorder.

If you prefer to stick with the free options, you can download free burner software from the Internet. Some good free options to look for are Deep Burner and ISO Recorder.

Some might think a CD burner can only copy songs or audio recordings but this isn't the case. You can also copy different files, programs, pictures, games, etc. You can burn all kinds of files. How did we ever live without a CD burner?
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