For long driving trips my wife and I take, we have developed the habit of buying audiobooks on CDs to keep us awake and mentally engaged while on the interstates. I like to keep the original ones at home, safe and sound, and listen to copies I burn and then--believe it or not--discard after we return home.
With an increasing amount of travel, this is starting to eat up more and more time. So I'm looking for the fastest way to make those copies. So far, the software I use requires the ripping of the tracks to mp3 on the computer and then creating a new, properly formatted CD for use in the car CD player.
So, actually this is a 2-part question:
(1) Am I locked into doing it this way, and if so, what's the fastest software (free or otherwise) to get the job done?
(2) I have two somewhat older (say 5 years or so) DVD/CD burners. Is there any way to make a straight copy from one to the other that will work in my car's CD player?
I'm posting this on EE because there are SO many programs to copy CDs but I have seen none that address the need I spell out here.