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mpste
08-04-2005, 07:53 AM
Hiya! New to this site - just got db converter recently.

I want to end up with MP3 versions of several mix CDs on one CD. Each converted mix CD should be burned so that there are no gaps between the tracks, so you get a seamless transition between adjacent tracks. I don't want to rip the CDs as one big file, as then I wouldn't be able to access individual tracks. Each converted CD should be in a seperate folder.

Can I do this with db CD writer? Can't get Nero to do it so if db CD writer will do it I'll get that!


Any comments muchly appreciated - thanks.

Spoon
08-04-2005, 02:34 PM
CD Writer is not able to burn gapless, sorry.

LtData
08-04-2005, 03:25 PM
MP3 discs, or any type of data discs, shouldn't add pauses between the tracks. Only when your burning an audio CD would gaps possibly be added.
To remove the pause in Nero, add your songs to an Audio CD, then highlight them all EXCEPT for the first one, go to properties, and set the gap to "0" seconds. I say ignore the first one because apparently the CD spec requires a 2 second pause before the first track. Nero will notify you of this and change it for you after you accept a dialog box.

xoas
08-04-2005, 04:10 PM
You may run into an issue with your mp3 files adding a slight pause between tracks. If that is a problem you will want to use the Blade codec which is gapless.

You may want to check out the information contained in these related links here:
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=3480&page=2&pp=15&highlight=gapless+burning
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=5065&highlight=gapless+burning
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=3853&highlight=gapless+burning

Best wishes,
Bill

mpste
08-05-2005, 01:34 AM
MP3 discs, or any type of data discs, shouldn't add pauses between the tracks. Only when your burning an audio CD would gaps possibly be added.

So does that mean that, on a CD full of MP3 files, the gaps that I hear whe I play it back are added by the player, not the recorder?

Thanks for the rest of the info guys :thumbup: - will go and have a play to see what happens.

xoas
08-05-2005, 05:18 AM
Some players do not support gapless playback, so they CAN create gaps on gapless recordings. Mp3 (except for wav) does insert small gaps and this may be a feature of some (but not all) other formats as well.

Best wishes,
Bill