ronin wrote:I use uTorrent to obtain the music
Mp3 is a lossy format, there is no reason these days to download files less than 256kbps, 320kbps is better for mp3s. Lossless formats are the best such as flac. Lossless formats are better especally if you want a higher quality music cd.
ronin wrote:to my laptop
Laptops usually have worse burners due to power/size constraints.
ronin wrote:and then use a CDR-80 disc
CDR-80 disks, are worse because there is higher compression of the bits, as a result the disk is more prone to errors when burnt and over time. The extra 50mb was originally allocated to allow for manufacturing quality margins, so unless you are using good quality 700mb disks, there could be issues before even burning. Even good quality disks are cheap these days, the best quality consumer disks, Mam-a Pro Audio Master Gold only cost $2.20 a disk (Retail stores sometimes charge more than this for cheap disks). They are rated to last 100-300 years, but will probably go out of production in ten years because the price of gold is rising.
ronin wrote:windows media tool
aka Coaster Creater tool Pro.
Windows media tool for burning is based on the roxio burning, which ten years ago, was better than nero... Microsoft licenced their older software to include standard on windows, the cost being the problems with media compatitibility and the lack of solid buffer under run protection. This software is highly suceptible to buffer under run. Even ancient versions of Nero version 6+ are far better.