After no more CD's...what then?

@1creekgirl (14157)
United States
February 11, 2019 1:24pm CST
CD's (compact discs) are becoming a thing of the past. Most new vehicles don't even have CD players anymore. I want to record another album, but what will it be on? I know professional musicians have their music on I tunes,Spotify, and uploaded to YouTube, but since I don't plan on selling anything, what will take the place of a CD? I have a couple of CD's of my music and I just want another one to give to my family and friends. And let's face it, most people my age are not going to do much with downloading music. So, to all our music myLotters, can you give me some advice? I don't mind paying to have some songs professionally recorded, but will I just be wasting my money? Thanks, guys!
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@louievill (20986)
• Philippines
11 Feb
you can record and save it to a memory stick or a flash drive, here is just an idea how to do it and I'm sure there's somebody there who knows and can assist you in actual practice, these external storages are getting cheap, much more convenient and less bulky
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-record-music-to-a-memory-stick
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks so much! I'll check out that link.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
11 Feb
@1creekgirl Looks like you got your answer perhaps.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
@CarolDM Sure hope so, thanks.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
I copied the music on a USB stick, most car have this now.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
Thanks for the advice.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@1creekgirl It is very easy to copy from a CD to a memory stick using a computer.
@amadeo (84292)
• United States
11 Feb
USB I have Alexa here.she plays a lot of music here
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
I don't have Alexa. Yet.
@amadeo (84292)
• United States
11 Feb
@1creekgirl If you do get it.you will loved it.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
@amadeo That's what our kids keep telling us.
@Corbin5 (130262)
• United States
11 Feb
My husband's new car came with a memory stick. All the songs he had on CDs are not on that memory stick. Not sure how to get songs on a memory stick or where to buy a memory stick, though.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
If you have an eight year old kid around, he can show you all you need to know! I'll have to get our nine year old grandson to help us out.
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@Corbin5 (130262)
• United States
11 Feb
@1creekgirl Yep, those kids do come in handy!
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@myklj999 (23408)
• Olney, Illinois
12 Feb
That is also known as a 'thumb drive', WalMart has them, and they plug into a USB port on your computer
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@dya80dya (10305)
• Romania
11 Feb
You can use a memory stick.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks, that seems to be the answer from most.
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@dya80dya (10305)
• Romania
11 Feb
@1creekgirl But take care. A memory stick can get a virus. It happened to me.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
@dya80dya Wow, I didn't know that.
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@dgobucks226 (15657)
14 Feb
As one of those dinosaurs who still make my own CD's from downloaded music playlists I guess I'll have to adapt. The memory sticks seem to be the next way to go. My car currently has a CD player so I'm still good till I trade it for a newer vehicle.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
14 Feb
My car still has one, but the next one probably won't.
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@dgobucks226 (15657)
15 Feb
@1creekgirl Yep! Why do they always have to mess with a good thing Sometimes progress stinks
@youless (95754)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb
You can use a software called Nero and it can burn a CD or DVD for you. It can contain all music and it is no problem at all.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
Thanks, I think I have that on my desk top, actually. I guess my problem would be "how can other people play my CD." I've gotten lots of good advice here on myLot.
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@youless (95754)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb
@1creekgirl I think they can use the flash disk to play your CD. Of course they have to copy your songs from your CD to their flash disk.
@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb
I was wondering what you'd do but louievill's idea seems a very logical one.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
I'll have to get my grandson to translate it for me!
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
@1creekgirl It's hopefully pretty simple.
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@Missmwngi (11535)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Feb
A flashdisk would do i guess
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks for the advice!
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@Missmwngi (11535)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Feb
@1creekgirl My pleasure
@Meramar (2753)
11 Feb
Some cars offers the option to connect a pendrive in the car. So you could copy some music you like on a stick and connect it in your car.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks for the suggestion!
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@Meramar (2753)
11 Feb
@1creekgirl You are welcome!
12 Feb
What I did is download them.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
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@Droopy01 (14)
• United States
12 Feb
This is just a thought and hopefully It hasn't already been suggested but you could always put them on a smartphone if you have one? Also you could transfer the CD to a computer. Here is a couple of links: https://www.technipages.com/itunes-transfer-songs-from-cd-to-ipod https://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-rip-cds-in-windows-10/
How to get your music from CD to a format where you can play it on your Android tablet or smartphone.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
Thanks, Andy! I'll check it out.
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• United States
11 Feb
I have no idea how you would do it but I'm sure someone here will be able to help.
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
12 Feb
I've gotten several good suggestions.
@andriaperry (69730)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Feb
Going all to computer stuff now. I think the CS will be around long after they stop making them ( JJ has vinyl!) so make your CD`s and give them to those who you want to have them. Do not underestimate the old folks like me learning the new memory sticks
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@1creekgirl (14157)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks, Angie! I even read that digital might become vinyl again!
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@aureliah (22468)
• Kenya
14 Feb
I see most people are using USBs nowadays
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