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Old September 7th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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How to burn an audio CD using Vegas?

So I imported a concert DVD in to Vegas, took out the video. Edited the audio tracks. I put in markers where I'd like each song to end and the next one begins. How do I put this on a CD to play in my car? What template to use for rendering? Can I burn directly from Vegas or will I need to use DVDA after rendering?
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Old September 7th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Hi Norris, Yeah you can do all of that but rather than my trying to explain it in detail (which I don't think I could do without leaving something(s) important out) go to Vegas, go to help and in the search look up Audio CD and or burning CD and it'll walk you thru the process.
It's a boring read but then what help file isn't. ;-)
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Old September 8th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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It is very simple to make audio CD from Vegas:
1. Change in your project settings video frame rate to 75 fps for accurate editing, audio sample rate to 44.1 kHz, bit deep to 16 bit (stereo).
2. Add CD tracks to your audio media using T (like R for regions).
3. Burn CD directly from Vegas using burn speed 8x or less.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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CD Tracks are added using "N".
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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Thank You for correcting, Edward!
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Old September 9th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Thank you very much guys, I did it.

Used "N" to separate the songs.
Tools, Burn Audio Disc At Once,

That's it!
I also rendered the project to a .wav file as a back up, in case I need to burn anothe CD in the future.

I also found out that at the very beginning on the time line, I needed to put a marker "N" there, to signify the beginning of Song #1. Initially, I put the first "N" at the end of the Song #1, Vegas showed an error message about the PQ not being right, and something about not meeting the standard of Red Book (?).

Juris: I didn't change the video rate to 75, not sure how this affected my CD.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #7
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Audio CD has internal "frame'' with size 1/75 sec, which is the smallest possible interval for editing audio in audio CD.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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The CD played fine in my car, but the quality is not that good. There is some distortion. Any idea on how to fix it? Must be something in the render. Thanks,
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Old September 13th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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Only way to damage the quality is chose of a lower quality audio resample in project settings.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #10
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Quite right - 16bit at 44.1 KHz audio for CD-Audio is an uncompressed standard. If the CD works in a non-computer player at all, the disk complies with the CD-Audio standard.

If you're experiencing reduced quality on playback it probably has to do with your timeline, filters, or overall gain, not with the render.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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Norris, your source material was a DVD which was more than likely an AC-3 file which is comparable to MP3 from a quality standpoint (i.e. lots of compression to get it to a small file size). When you do that, the quality level will drop. It's the same as taking an HD program and making an SD DVD from it. You will see a quality loss and there's nothing you can do about it.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #12
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Recoding of Dolby Digital can never cause to audible distortion like non-linear, only can not return full dynamic range of original sound at low and especially at high loudness. But the distortion may be due to inadequate quality resampling from 48 to 44 kHz.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #13
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Juris, I agree with you but we have no way of knowing how good the original quality was. Norris said it was a concert DVD but neglected to say if it was a professional or an amateur job. If it was the latter, the odds are good that the final original DVD quality left something to be desired and that poor quality is what's responsible for what he is hearing.
Other issues to consider are that a car is a much more intimate (i.e. close) listening environment with (potentially) worse speakers that used at home and all of this can add to the quality drop.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 06:36 AM   #14
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Another possibility is that it is not done correctly downmix from 5.1 if that is used on the original DVD.
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