looking for an app to burn audio CDs disc-at-once

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  1. bryantm3 macrumors regular

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    this CANNOT be done in iTunes, no matter what. it always burns track at once and leaves a microgap in between the songs. if anybody has an application (FREE) that can do this, please tell me.
     
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  3. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Toast Titanium is the only burning software I use (I never use iTunes) + a new feature in version 7 allows directly burning from FLAC files.
     
  4. bryantm3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do you not understand?????

    in most applications, you have an option to do one of these:
    -disc at once, where all the tracks are recorded right after one another with no gaps at all
    -track at once, where all the tracks are recorded with a gap in between them which can be between .001 seconds and 20 seconds
    -session at once, where the disc is not finalised and you can add more to it later.

    iTunes only does option two, track at once. i need a free program that can do disc-at-once.
     
  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Oh

    Gapless playback recording..

    you can select gapless playback in iTunes preferances, but it's not perfect.

    Not sure if that is an option in Toast, I'll have to check later.

    good luck.
     
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    Toast ($) or get cdrecord from fink/darwinports and use the -dao switch?

    B
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Um...seriously?

    Then find it yourself.
     
  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to ignore that....

    I just checked and, in Toast 7, in recording to "audio" you can click on the 'i" or info button, and change the gap between songs to 0.


    There.
     
  10. d4rkn1ght macrumors newbie

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    I believe that Toast is the only way that you can get the disc at once feature.

    I remember back in the OS9 days, I couldn’t even get Toast to work right on my Mac. So burning disk at once CDs was out of the question. The only way I could burn CDs was with iTunes Helper http://www.ituneshelper.uni.cc just to get iTunes to recognize my Yamaha CD burner on my old Mac.

    Wow! The old days! ;)
     
  11. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    You also need to make sure that you select DAO on the second tab. You can change the gap to 0 and have it in TAO, and thus still get a little blip of silence between the songs.

    (A bit of explanation explanation: In track-at-once (TAO) mode, the laser turns off between tracks, so you get a little bit of silence even if you've specified a zero-second gap. In disc-at-once (DAO) mode, the laser doesn't turn off, and there's no break between the songs.)
     
  12. road dog macrumors regular

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    toast can do track at once or disc at once.

    by default, audio CDs are recorded at disc at once in toast (that's the default preference setting when you install it).

    you need to set the gap times between tracks to be 0 seconds.

    the lame itunes burning does not do gapless recording even if you set the gap to 0 seconds - it will still have a tiny pause between tracks as the next track is written.

    btw - not sure if it matters to you, but toast an also do CD-TEXT writing.
     

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