Audacity 2.2.1 distro
Linux Mint 19
Trying to create a CD with 13 songs so that it plays continuously but with each song separate and numbered so it can be found individually, just as with a regular commercial cd. I’ve put silence between each song and I can get it to play continuously but without each song being separately numbered, it’s just one long mp3 file, I’ve tried labelling but that doesn’t seem to make any difference. I can make a separate mp3 for each song but then each one has to be played individually, one at a time, suggestions welcome.
You need to export each song as a separate WAV file (not MP3. MP3’s always have a bit of “padding” at the start).
You also need a CD RW drive that can burn in “DAO” mode (“Disk At Once”).
Then use your CD burning application to create the compilation with tracks in the right order and no gaps (ensure that DAO is enabled).
This a function of your burning application. You can use separate WAV files or if you burning application supports it you can use one-big WAV file and a [u]cue sheet[/u] to set the track markers. (I’m a Windows guy so I can’t help you with your burning application.)
I can make a separate mp3 for each song but then each one has to be played individually, one at a time, suggestions welcome.
If you are playing MP3s for a data disc* or from a hard drive you can [u]tag[/u] the files with the track number and then your MP3 player can (optionally) play them in order. (Filling-in the tags for title/album/artist will also help your player software “organize” your music without regard to how it’s physically organized on your hard drive.)
- Regular audio CDs don’t have “computer files” (like MP3 or WAV) but of course, you can burn those files onto a “shiny disc” like any other “data” and play them on your computer, and some stand-alone CD/DVD players will play some audio file formats.
On Linux Mint you can use the Brasero application.
The sidebar of this application presents as its first option Audio project with the description Create a traditional audio CD.
When this application is installed it can be found under the Sound & Video section of the Mint menu.