burning audio CDs

Martin Smith martinsm at gn.apc.org
Wed Oct 18 20:23:32 BST 2000

Aha! there's the rub, the music tracks on cd's are just wav files without
headers, when they are extracted they have headers added so you can see
what they are, but the cdr software should them remove these headers on
recording, I cant remember what you are using but gcombust along with
mkisofs does a good job of it, so does xcdroast though I havent yet
managed to compile that on fbsd yet

On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Ben Smithurst wrote:

> Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> > Just a thought, but have you tried converting from wav to pcm files and
> > writing those instead?  I'm pretty sure that wav files splatted directly
> > onto a CD won't be readable to the average player...
> Well, a friend of a friend says you need to burn it was WAVs.  The sox(1)
> manpage implies I should convert to .cdr format (i.e. sox foo.wav
> foo.cdr) when burning to an audio CD, but that didn't work at all.
> (Listening to it through the CD-ROM drive sounds like white noise.)
> For now I might try different CDs and see if that helps.

Martin Smith

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