I have been trying to burn some MP3s back onto CD, such as Jive Bunny Xmas mix and a few Dj Grandmasters etc...
But when they are on the PC as MP3 they are all individual tracks, and when I burn them back to an audio CD you can tell when the track changes to the next.
I have been using Nero, and have set the gaps inbetween to 0 seconds and you can still hear the change. and ticked the "no pause inbetween tracks" button. If I do a disc to disc copy, they work perfectly.
What software do I need to burn the MP3s back to audio CDs without any gaps?
I have been told a program called prassi primo dvd 2.0 burns MP3s back to Audio CD without any noticeable changes in tracks. I havn't got the prog yet so can't confirm it.
I have also just tried a program called WAV Joiner. That seems to work OK, but I have lost the serial number for it so only the trial version works which will join two tracks at a time. I could do a full album with it, but I would end up with just one big wav file.
If I change winamp to DISC Writer. I still get just one big wav file and there's still the noticeable change in tracks
A straight CD to CD copy will work on most writers. But if you want to save the disk to the hard drive then be able to burn it back to audio CD (or play it back without gaps) here's what you need to do:
This method is for a full pre-mixed CD. Use a program called "Exact Audio Copy" and press the "img" button. This makes a copy of the disc image as a wav file without any gaps at all. Then just convert the wav to mp3 (I suggest you use "DB power AMP"
OK say you have a CD which has tracks 1,2,3,4,5 etc... but tracks 6 and 7 are pre-mixed with a join in the middle (they usually say on the cover to "leave on continuous play"
So you need that program called "Exact Audio Copy" again and select "Copy Range" then you can rip tracks 6 and 7 as one wav file without a gap in the middle.
All the above is OK if you have the original CD. But what if you only have the album in MP3 format? What you need to do is remove the "Digital Silence" from the MP3. I have a couple of programs that will do this. MP3 Trim and Wav Trim. All they do is remove the digital silence from MP3s. Then you need a program called "Wav Joiner" to connect the files together.
Takes a bit of time, but if you want to enjoy those mixes without the gaps that's what you need to do.