Re: how do i chop wav files with sox
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:42:12PM +0100, David Wright wrote:
> Yes, I was going to point out to the person that suggested using
I think that was me:)
> index points instead of tracks that many players can't handle them,
> and that using tracks should not require any gaps. Most classical
> CDs will illustrate this point.
not sure i understand and/or agree here. Maybe it all depends on what
you call a track?
To me a track is (in the context of burning cd's) the entity that is
burned on a cd in TrackAtOnce (TAO) mode. The CD-standard prescribes
two second pauses in between those tracks. There are some writers
that can produce gaps of different length (even 0), but not many.
When burning such a track it is quite feasable to combine several wave
files on the fly to fill that one track without any pause in between
those wav files. Normally, for each track an entry is added to the
TOC (table of contents, located at the beginning of the cd prior to
any track). But there is nothing stopping you from adding top-level
indices to the TOC that point inside those `real' tracks.
And then there is this notion of tracks when *playing* audio cd's.
Those tracks are the parts of the cd as decribed by the top-level
indices in the TOC.
So when I advised to use indices I ment to add entries to the TOC
such that tracks (in the context of TAO-burning) got split up
in tracks (in the context of audio-cd playing).
> However, just as some very early CD players would cock this up, there
> are still some computer players making this mistake and inserting
> silences into continuous music CDs. That's the player's fault, not the
> fault of using tracks.
yep. (tracks here in the context of "playing audio cd's")