Folders for audio CD

Hi Everyone:
I think I know the answer to my own question, but I just want to double check and make sure. When you create an audio CD (CDA, not MP3), is there a way to organize your tracks into folders similar to MP3 discs? For example, I want to create an audio CD, and have two folders lets say “Side A” and “Side B” and put the corresponding tracks in the corresponding folder? if so, how can you do it? Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Please note that I will play the CDin my car stereo, and on a computer.

No. When they were designing the format in the Paleolithic Era, there was no good music compression, so they needed to save as much space as they could. No metadata, no track titles, no CD name, barely a file format and no folders.

Almost all CD Authoring Programs will let you arrange the music however you want, so you put Side A on the first few tracks and Side B on the end. I suspect that’s how everybody does it. Particularly, since that’s how the CD of the same album is generally organized.


Thank you Koz. That is what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. the only problem that I have with this is that if for example side A has 20 short songs, and side B has 2 long songs, and I want to listen to side B music, I have to push the skip button on my car’s stereo 20 times, which is not a good option while driving. I guess, I will have to live with this. Thanks for your help and explanation.

If you are worried about the safety aspects of taking your hands off the steering wheel, you could always upgrade your car to one with the audio system controls as buttons on the steering wheel. :wink: :smiley:

Or how about re-arranging the CD order for this one so that side-B come before side-A - just a thought :bulb:


As Audacity isn’t a CD burning software, it isn’t really the place to discuss this… but perhaps that audios CDs are old, but at least they have audio capabilities that most of recording don’t use :frowning: It’s possible to name tracks :sunglasses: And there was a function called “index” that would have answered your needs :stuck_out_tongue: Sadly, it has never been used a lot, and I think that no material manage it by now :blush: So the problem is here instead of limitations of the format :cry: