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Old Jan 25, 2002, 05:01 PM
sidneyK sidneyK is offline
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2 second gap in Nero

Against the often expressed opinion many (but not all) CD recorders are able to burn audio tracks without the 2 seconds gap between the tracks. It's also untrue, that „disc at once" burning means, that a gap of zero seconds is written. The „disc at once" burn method just gives you the freedom to choose a gap length of your choice. Generally it's best to burn audio CDs using the „disc at once" method.
To modify the gap between audio tracks just double click a track in a Nero audio compilation. A dialog will pop up, which allows you to enter a pause length of your choice. If you would like to change gaps of several tracks, then select these tracks and choose the menu command Edit->Properties and enter the desired gap length. Note please, that the gap before the first track must be between 2 and 3 seconds with respect to the rainbow book definitions. It wouldn't make much sense to change this gap anyway, because nobody would be able to hear the difference.

Once you entered the gaps of your choice click on burn and leave the „disc at once" option checked (if your recorder supports DAO). If your recorder doesn't support DAO or variable gaps in TAO, then you will see a warning, telling you, that some of your gap settings couldn't be applied. In this case your recorder is unable to write the CD, that you want. The only thing you can do in this case is to carefully select your next CD recorder and make sure, that it's capable of DAO writing.

Hope this helps

In easy cd creator ensure you have disc at once dao option ticked and if your recorder supports it the 2 second gap will be eliminated automatically cdrwin gives same result

Old Jan 25, 2002, 05:04 PM
sidneyK sidneyK is offline
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Sorry about the double posting I thought it hadn`t gone added smilies and clicked again
Old Jan 25, 2002, 07:31 PM
Keymaster Keymaster is offline
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Lightbulb 2 second gap was never the problem

sidneyK, mrgreedy has already said he eliminated the 2 second gap when he started the topic. As for the double post, you can delete it and the apology for it by simply clicking the Edit button and checking the delete box.
Old Jan 26, 2002, 05:18 AM
mrgreedy mrgreedy is offline
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cheers neway Sidney.

I've kinda figured it is the actual mp3 album i.e. gaps inherent due to encoding to mp3.

What i've found out that a milisecond (or less) gap is produced sometimes at beginning of mp3 files. This gap is hazardous when trying to burn a dance mix cd where beats are in time going from one track to another, thus, when there is a gap between tracks you can hear it quite clearly.

As for Nero, I updated firmware and ASPI drivers which helped a lot. Just needing to eliminate the gaps manually at the mo.

mr g
Old Jan 26, 2002, 03:04 PM
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As this topic is raised on a daily basis, why has no-one mentioned the 'fix' in Nero (sorry keymaster if it was in your original post reply).

Select tracks 2 to the end, click on properties and select merge with previous track. Set it to 4 frames and this should sort any clicks, blips, gaps etc etc etc in continuous play albums.

As people have said, unless you physically edit each track, join them together, tag the track start points etc, you can never totally eliminate the gaps. However, in my experience, the fix above works 99 % of the time.
Old Jan 26, 2002, 04:26 PM
Keymaster Keymaster is offline
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Lightbulb Crossfading won't Remove Silence in the MP3

Crossfading won't eliminate the gaps of silence that MP3 encoders add to the beginning and ending of each MP3. It will eliminate any glitches that occur as a result of eliminating the gap (probably caused by either the burner and/or the fact that all tracks must start at the beginning of a sector).

The best way to eliminate the silence which actually exists on the MP3 is to either edit the MP3 or convert to wave and edit the wave. If you rip to wave you will not get this silence, but as soon as you convert to MP3 you will get this silence added to the beginning and end of the MP3. MP3Trim is the best software I know to get rid of this silence (it was originally designed for theis). It will trim the MP3 without resampling it, and can normalize it willdoing this.

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