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    This year I have made a mix that is actually mixed. All works fine on audacity, mixed it down, labelled the gaps, exported it as multiple tracks but when it comes ot burning CDs with Windows Media Player there seems to be no way to avoid gaps being inserted. Having rooted around on the help it seems like there is no Disc-At-Once feature. In the FAQ it says:

    "Why are there occasionally long gaps between songs on the CDs I burn?
    Some CDs, when some of their songs are ripped, may include one or more seconds of silence in the ripped music file after the music ends. Other CDs may include silence gaps at the beginning of some songs. Many CDs mark the beginning and ending of songs with the introduction and end of audible sound on each track. The Player automatically adds a two-second gap between songs when burning audio CDs to keep the next song from beginning immediately after the end of the previous song. The extra silence gaps included in the music files from the ripped CDs can create long, inconsistent pauses between songs. Since the Player's two-second pause cannot be turned off, the only way to resolve this issue is to use an audio file editor to remove the silence gaps in the song recordings themselves."

    Obviously i need to sort this out quickly so as to burn my discs for the swap. So the main option is to burn discs of a single track which is a bit rubbish. Or copy an entirely different comp type mix I did earlier this year which is also a bit rubbish.

    Or is there any solution that can be easily downloaded that anyone can suggest or better yet a work around for Windows Media.
    Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

    John Peel

  • #2
    Using itunes to burn might be an option as I have it but I don;t really use it after I stopped using an iphone. But my main worry there is that it converts file format.
    Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

    John Peel

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    • #3
      You can turn the gaps between tracks off in iTunes so that might be the best bet?
      Mixes, compilations and the like

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      • #4
        I use Nero Burning Rom, it came with the CD/DVD burner when I bought it and it's quite easy to use. It allows no gaps between songs. If you don't have a copy hanging around, pm me and I will source you a copy
        ¡A tope con la vida!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Little Jimmy Oddman View Post
          You can turn the gaps between tracks off in iTunes so that might be the best bet?
          Thanks for advice, itunes works insofar as it makes a smooth mix. But I'm worried I'd downgrading the wav files. When I pulled the folder into itunes it didn't seem to flash up a dialogue box that it was converting the files.

          I actually have nero and a small outboard drive on a laptop but it is very very slow and clunky to use compared to my desktop and I really don;t fancy my chances of trying to burn 50 discs quickly on it.
          Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

          John Peel

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          • #6
            Select the file in itunes and hit apple + i (ctrl + i if you're on a pc?) and it will tell give you the file info where you'll see what it is. itunes shouldn't convert the file into some other format automatically.
            http://www.mixcloud.com/garethhayes/
            http://www.mixcloud.com/BangShangALang/
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/197897397221/

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            • #7
              Or go to 'file>Get info' for the same thing.
              http://www.mixcloud.com/garethhayes/
              http://www.mixcloud.com/BangShangALang/
              https://www.facebook.com/groups/197897397221/

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