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XLD: I can't burn my rips: CUE+WAV. Please Help
I'm a mac OS X and XLD n00b. (Please be patient).

I have ripped a CD with XLD to CUE+WAV and I tried using Burn (Version 2.4.1u) to burn it, but it crashed. I then rippedd a (test) CD single as CUE+AIFF and Burn was able to burn that successfully. So I thought that's the key, use AIFF's instead of WAVs.

But no. I re-ripped the original CD as a CUE+AIFF but Burn just crashed when I tried to burn it. I am beginning to think Burn isn't up to the task.

Does any one have any recommendations for a  good, reliable free app that will burn CUE files and WAV/AIFF/FLAC etc (as opposed to BIN)

Thank you

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Reply #1
Did you consider that if the audio file isn't the problem, perhaps the cuesheet is? If you post it, like so:
Code: [Select]
[codebox]paste here[/codebox]
. . . other members can check if there's anything in it that Burrrn (or other applications) may not like.

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Reply #2
Did you consider that if the audio file isn't the problem, perhaps the cuesheet is?
No, I never thought of that.

The CUE for the WAV of album CD that Burn cant burn
Code: [Select]
CATALOG 0042281700323
FILE "Audio CD.wav" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 00:00:32
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 03:57:35
   INDEX 01 04:01:15
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 07:51:47
   INDEX 01 07:54:00
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 10:52:25
   INDEX 01 10:53:65
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 14:55:47
   INDEX 01 14:57:57
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 18:55:00
   INDEX 01 18:58:30
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
   INDEX 01 22:03:10
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 25:25:32
   INDEX 01 25:29:47
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 29:50:72
   INDEX 01 29:54:27
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 33:35:52
   INDEX 01 33:38:45
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 38:07:42
   INDEX 01 38:10:42
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 41:35:02
   INDEX 01 41:38:10
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 44:24:00
   INDEX 01 44:26:45
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
   INDEX 00 46:42:55
   INDEX 01 46:45:20

The CUE for the AIFF of the album that Burn cant burn
Code: [Select]
TITLE "The Essential"
PERFORMER "Jean-Michel Jarre"
CATALOG 0042281700323
REM GENRE "Electronic"
REM DATE 1983
FILE "The Essential.aiff" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Oxygene Part IV"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 00:00:32
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Equinoxe Part V"
   INDEX 00 03:57:35
   INDEX 01 04:01:15
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
   TITLE "Oxygene Part II"
   INDEX 00 07:51:47
   INDEX 01 07:54:00
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
   TITLE "Magnetic Fields Part II"
   INDEX 00 10:52:25
   INDEX 01 10:53:65
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
   TITLE "Orient Express"
   INDEX 00 14:55:47
   INDEX 01 14:57:57
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
   TITLE "Magnetic Fields Part I"
   INDEX 00 18:55:00
   INDEX 01 18:58:30
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
   TITLE "Fishing Junks at Sunset"
   INDEX 01 22:03:10
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
   TITLE "The Overture"
   INDEX 00 25:25:32
   INDEX 01 25:29:47
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
   TITLE "Equinoxe Part IV"
   INDEX 00 29:50:72
   INDEX 01 29:54:27
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
   TITLE "Oxygene Part VI"
   INDEX 00 33:35:52
   INDEX 01 33:38:45
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
   TITLE "Magnetic Fields Part IV"
   INDEX 00 38:07:42
   INDEX 01 38:10:42
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
   TITLE "Equinoxe Part III"
   INDEX 00 41:35:02
   INDEX 01 41:38:10
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
   TITLE "Equinoxe Part I"
   INDEX 00 44:24:00
   INDEX 01 44:26:45
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
   TITLE "Magnetic Fields Part V"
   INDEX 00 46:42:55
   INDEX 01 46:45:20


And the CUE for the 'test' CD single that works in Burn

Code: [Select]
TITLE "Near Wild Heaven (CD Single)"
PERFORMER "R.E.M."
REM GENRE "Rock"
REM DATE 1991
FILE "Near Wild Heaven (CD Single).aiff" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Near Wild Heaven"
   INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Tom's Diner (Live)"
   INDEX 00 03:16:25
   INDEX 01 03:17:37
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
   TITLE "Low (Live)"
   INDEX 00 05:21:15
   INDEX 01 05:21:52
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
   TITLE "Endgame (Live)"
   INDEX 01 10:21:25


if there's anything in it that Burrrn (or other applications) may not like.

(Just to clarify, its Burn that I was talking about.)

Thanks.

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Reply #3
I came across SimplyBurns (Version 416) and I installed it but it crashes in the same way as Burn did!!

The short 'test' CD single burnt but the 2 versions (WAV and AIFF) of the 'full' CD caused a crash
  • Last Edit: 05 May, 2010, 12:23:12 PM by Bad Tax

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Reply #4
My first guess would be that the "CATALOG" entry is causing problems...I don't *think* that's a valid CUE sheet heading/category, and it should be "REM"'d out like GENRE and DATE, or removed altogether.

Try opening up your CUE sheets in TextEdit and just deleting the entire CATALOG line.
"Not sure what the question is, but the answer is probably no."

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Reply #5
My first guess would be that the "CATALOG" entry is causing problems...I don't *think* that's a valid CUE sheet heading/category, and it should be "REM"'d out like GENRE and DATE, or removed altogether.

It is indeed a valid heading.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Cuesheet
http://digitalx.org/cuesheetsyntax.php

EDIT: This is not to say that it can't be the OP's problem.  The other obvious difference I see is that the sheets for the titles that cannot burn have a 00 index before the start of track 1.  If I were to guess however, I think it's more likely that the CATALOG line is the culprit.  If it turns out that either of these is indeed the reason then it would be either a hardware problem or a software problem.
  • Last Edit: 05 May, 2010, 02:28:20 PM by greynol
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XLD: I can't burn my rips: CUE+WAV. Please Help
Reply #6
Well, I sit corrected.
"Not sure what the question is, but the answer is probably no."

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Reply #7
Thank you guys. Removing the CATALOG line fixed the problem. (Both in Burn and SimplyBurns)

Why would the test CD single not have CATALOG line in it's CUE sheet, both were ripped using XLD? I would have thought that XLD would have a uniform CUE sheet for all CDs?


Once again thank you. I would never have thought the bug was in the CUE sheet. I would have presumed it was the burning software. You've saved an OS X and XLD n00b from ruining in circles trying to get unnecessary burning apps that would never have fixed the problem.

Cheers. 


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Reply #8
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I would have thought that XLD would have a uniform CUE sheet for all CDs?

No. A cue sheet details the layout of a CD, and clearly all CDs are not identical. I recommend reading greynol's links and Wikipedia's article about cue sheets.

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Reply #9
No, I don't mean for the contents of the CD. I mean the way the CUE sheet is formatted. I believe the term "cue sheet syntax" is used in the wikipedia article.

I would have thought that the cue sheet syntax would be the same in each CUE sheet produced by XLD. And it may well be.... I'm not really sure what a CATALOG number is and so perhaps not every CD has a CATALOG number and that's why XLD omitted it for the CUE sheet on the test CD single? I found it strange that it was included in one CUE sheet but not the other. I've read http://digitalx.org/cuesheetsyntax.php#catalog but I'm not sure if every CD is supposed to have a CATALOG number or not.
  • Last Edit: 06 May, 2010, 07:02:34 AM by Bad Tax

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Reply #10
perhaps not every CD has a CATALOG number and that's why XLD omitted it for the CUE sheet on the test CD single?

Precisely. The only fields that are essential are FILE, TRACK and INDEX 01.

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Reply #11
I would never have thought the bug was in the CUE sheet.

It isn't a bug in the CUE sheet.  Did you read the edit in my previous post???

CDs do not have to have CATALOG numbers, so don't be surprised to see some that don't.  XLD didn't omit anything.
  • Last Edit: 06 May, 2010, 11:18:08 AM by greynol
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Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #12
Your cue sheet should say AIFF or WAVE corresponding to what type of FILE you're using

Code: [Select]
TITLE "The Essential"
PERFORMER "Jean-Michel Jarre"
CATALOG 0042281700323
REM GENRE "Electronic"
REM DATE 1983
[b]FILE "The Essential.aiff" AIFF[/b]
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Oxygene Part IV"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 00:00:32