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  1. Member jollyjohn's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
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    G'day

    Is it possible to finalize an audio CD that's been written and left unfinalized/open? WMP can play it VLC can't nor stand alone player. Can I save the coster?

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    John
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  2. Member MOVIEGEEK's Avatar
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    I don't think so, try ripping it with WMP and burn a new one.
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  3. Member olyteddy's Avatar
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    Can WinAmp play it? If so you can use the 'Send To' 'Format Converter' option and save it as a WAV (or whatever format you want).
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    If it's not finalized, players can't play it. But you can read and rip an unfinalized disc with ISOBuster. Then reburn, as mentioned above.

    Scott
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  5. Member jollyjohn's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies. Re burning is not a problem. I have all the files in wav and mp3 format. I just wanted to know if the unfinished disk could be saved.

    Now I know.

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    John
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  6. Member leghorn's Avatar
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    I dont know about newer versions, but older Roxio WinOnCD could finalize CDs without prior burning.
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    If you have Nero, people in the past have claimed that it can be used to finalize CDs like yours, but I can't offer you a 100% guaranty that it will work. If you don't have it I sure wouldn't buy a copy just to try this. I've also seen the claim that ImgBurn (free) can be used for this purpose too. It's free so it will cost you nothing to try.
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  8. ImgBurn can send the 3 commands that are used to close tracks/sessions/discs, but they won't work when you've purposely made a multi session disc.

    You can't just close an empty 2nd (3rd etc) session, you have to write something to it first - that's where Nero would come in (or any other tool supporting multiple sessions).
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