How to create a perfect audio cd copy

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  1. zibelum macrumors newbie

    zibelum

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    #1
    Hello there!

    I have a small issue and I thought you could help me!

    I am a music freak so, as many of you may understand, I spent a lot of time with cds, vinyls, itunes and all the beautiful things involving these stuff.

    The problem is that:

    I want to create a perfect copy of my cds. I use XLD and I encode my cds into .WAV —a single .WAV file with it's .CUE. However, when I burn these .WAV files to an audio cd, there is a tiny problem. When I switch to the next song —for example from track 1 to track 2 or from 3 to 4 etc— track 2 starts a second —lets say— after it should be (like in the original cd). However, if you hear the whole cd, it sounds perfectly —there are no stops between songs etc.

    The procedure I follow is this:

    1. Open XLD
    2. Encode the cd into .WAV as a single file with .CUE
    3. Open .CUE file with text edit, and I change the «FILE "01 Unknown Artist - Unknown Title.wav" WAVE» to «FILE "01 Unknown Artist - Unknown Title.bin" BINARY»
    4. Open Toast
    5. I drag the .CUE file there
    6. Burn

    Do you have any ideas what goes wrong?

    Any suggestions about an alternative way to do it?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    Why not just drag the WAV file into Toast (without a CUE file) and then set the "pause" to 0?

    EDIT: Since you encode your CD's as just 1 file I am thinking the only way to solve this is with your encoding method. If anything why not just use Disk Image (or Toast) and just make a CD copy?
     

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  3. zibelum thread starter macrumors newbie

    zibelum

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    #3
    I need to have them on .WAV in order to hold some backup dvds.

    Coz there is only one .WAV file. If I do that, there will be only one song on the audio cd.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    #4
    Most cd burning programs automatically add a second or two between tracks thinking it will fade the music easier.
    Search in the help menu for gapless burning - it should show you where to change the 1 or 2 seconds between tracks to 0.
     
  5. zibelum thread starter macrumors newbie

    zibelum

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    #5
    I changed the seconds to 0 in Toast, now the tracks change perfectly, as they should be!

    I will burn a cd tomorrow to tell you the results ;)
     

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