Is the CD scratched up pretty bad? Or the Data it self was recorded badly?Originally Posted by Wolfman
I have a song recorded on a cd that is in bad shape. It has many clicks and pops and skips. Has anyone had any experience fixing damaged cds with software or anything else? It is a one of a kind original made by a friend who is deceased so any help would be appreciated.
the cd is scratched and even has some spots where i can see through it. I can play it pretty decently in my stock dodge cd player but can not get anywhere near that on my computer.
I've fixed CDs with carnuba wax before
depending on how bad your CD is damaged
erm, you have internet access right? can't you just download the songs and reburn them?
have you tried to make a CD-CD copy? maybe you can rip the songs to .WAV or .MP3 (depending on the software/hardware to do error correction as it's ripping).
There are actually stuff to fix CD's that are messed up. Don't know really how to describe it in english, but it sort of fills the "gaps" where the scratches is. Try a computer store, ask around, hope you'll find some.
I would expect that the first step would be to attempt to make a raw copy (bit for bit) of the CD if you can. I used to have a program called CDRCopy or something like that which you could just put a CD in one drive and a blank in another drive... then it would just do a bit by bit copy and not worry about errors at that point. Seems that your first concern would be to get the best of what you still have before its gone forever... so this seems like a good idea. From there you can possibly fix errors from missing bits. Hope you get'er done.
Coach... aka Randy!