Many years ago, owning a copy of your favorite singer

or band would mean going to a retail store or buying

from an online website. With the average song

count, you would spend at least $10. If you were

one of those who couldn’t afford to buy a CD, you

would probably have to wait for the local radio

station to play the songs you liked.

These days however, several music download shareware

programs make it possible to get your favorite

songs directly from other uses without having to

go out and buy them. These programs will store

the songs you download to your hard drive, or

transfer it to your MP3 player if you prefer.

If you prefer to keep a complete collection of

the songs by storing them to a disc, you’ll need

one piece of equipment for your computer – a CD


The CD burner comes in two forms: internal and

external. External CD burners don’t need to be

attached to your CPU, and they can be connected

to your computer through a USB port with its own

power source. The internal type of CD burner

is the one that attaches to your CPU and fits

on the inside of your computer tower.

The CD burner is quite the piece of equipment

to have, as it can copy from one CD to another

or even from a hard drive to a blank CD, and

vice versa as well.

To use your CD player, you’ll need to have

software. You can find some types of this

software available to download for free on the

internet. Some great examples include ISO

Recorder, Deep Burner, and Windows Media Player.

If you prefer, you can also purchase quality

programs as well. Some examples of these include

Nero, Roxio, and Sonic Record Now. The programs

that are free have the same burning capacity,

although those that cost money will give you

more features and overall flexibility.

Keep in mind that CD burners aren’t limited to

only copying audio. You can also use it to

copy document files, programs, games, videos,

MP3, and many other types of files.

The burners with DVD burning capabilities will

enable you to copy your favorite DVD to another

CD in case you want to share it with a friend

or back it up. You can also burn a movie to

DVD if you downloaded it off the internet,

then watch it on your television or computer.

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