Used to be that if I wanted to burn WAV files that were not 16 bit 44.1kHz to CD as CD-DA format I had to convert them prior to burning in something like Cooledit, or a new app I just found called “SRCdrop”.
But I’m learning now that some (?) burning programs (latest versions of EAC or IMGBURN) will burn WAVs that are 16bit 48kHz as CD-DA, apparently doing some kind of transparent downsampling on the fly - am I correct in saying this?
And if that is correct - that some software will do the conversion on the fly during the burning process - is it possible though that that is not the most optimal way of doing it? That that may either result in some microgaps from SectorBoundaryErrors, or just be a quick & dirty conversion in the first place, and not as “good” as doing it as a dedicated step in Cooledit or other software, which gives you all types of filtering and other options? I am a bit confused on all this now.
THANKS for any answers that can help me understand this better.