The Nero and Roxio bunch claim wma conversion on their websites, but are not specific about the lossless format.
... I was unable to find an option to successfully remove gaps between the tracks. "Remove pause at the end of audio tracks" had been checked before starting the burning process, but that didn't help at all.
I have ripped my entire collection in Windows Media Lossless. I'm sure there will be pleanty of opinions here on that, but it's done now, and I don't fancy doing it again. I would like to know which CD burning software people recommend which can take and convert WMA lossless to wav and then burn without manually converting? Windows Media Player 10/11 beta and itunes all put gaps between the tracks, which is annoying as hell (why do people put up with this on ipods, itunes etc? Zero second crossfade doesn't work seamlessly). I found one shareware one, but the user interface was nasty. I the burning software I have doesn't convert WMA lossless so I currently convert it in itunes (because wmp adds gaps when converting!), then burn.The Nero and Roxio bunch claim wma conversion on their websites, but are not specific about the lossless format.
itunes can burn without puting gaps in. Just go to preferences, click on the advanced tab, then burn tab, and choose none for the gap between songs option.I burn with nero 6 and it doesn't enter gaps either.
WTF. I just burnt some wma lossless songs with nero to see if gaps were put in but they turned out fine. Could the gaps have been added during the ripping process.
I ripped the music on wmp10.
I just did a test and I verified there is no additional silence introduced. So, jagwap, what is the length of what you call a gap? (In other words, define "gap.")
Quote from: jagwap on 07 September, 2006, 12:15:26 PMI ripped the music on wmp10.I was going to ask this question.Earlier you had mentioned that there were going to be opinions about ripping to wma lossless. Personally this doesn't bother me whatsoever. Using wmp10 to rip, on the other hand, is a totally different story. If your discs aren't in better-than-good condition, you'll certainly have ripping errors. Hopefully they aren't audible.
Where is the evidence for this, and how can I check (checksum) the results? I heard about the exact ripping thingy when I'd done about 90% of my albums.
It's sounding like you're trying to play music from files rather than from CD-R. Is this the case?Quote from: jagwap on 07 September, 2006, 12:15:26 PMWhere is the evidence for this, and how can I check (checksum) the results? I heard about the exact ripping thingy when I'd done about 90% of my albums.That's the problem with wmp10, there is no way to know during the process. So long as you don't hear anything wrong and don't mind knowing that there could be an error, I wouldn't worry about it.EDIT: Ok, looking back over the thread it's clear that you're talking about playing music from CD-R. There are many reasons why you might have additional unwanted gaps between tracks, though I can't think of any reason why it would be as large as half a second other than a full (and exact) two seconds.
jagwap, do you have this problem with all of your ripped CDs or just with some of them? Couldn't it be that the short gaps you hear are already in the "original" CDs, because they are copies made from mp3 "originals"? That would make sense...Sergio
... I am asking which software has this AND can do it directly from wma lossless files.