Burning mp3 with .cue file

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#1

Hi there!

First of all, i’m new at this forum…just for the record :wink:

I used the search option but i couldn’t find a thread matching my problem, so i’ll ask it myself.

When i burn an mp3 with a .cue file, all works well. Atleast, that’s what you would presume if you saw the burning process. But when i’m playing the cd, the only thing you will hear is static (some beeps and stuff). I know for a fact the .cue file(s) is/are ok.

When i convert the MP3 to WAVE and burn it with a .cue file, it screw’s up my cd :stuck_out_tongue: and gives an error like “WRITE FAILED”.

I’m despirate! I tried burning at lower speeds, but that doesn’t work. I tried updating my burner’s firmware but that doesn’t seem to work either. Normally i burn such things with CD-R-WIN, but i get the same error’s with FireBurner too.

Btw, i’ve got an Plextor 12/10/32A.

I hope someone can help me! Thanks in advance.

Greets, Erik.


#2

First of all, welcome to our forum! :wink: (hope you’ll have a nice time here!)

Then let’s get on with the show. The MP3 plays fine on your computer I assume, so I’ve got my doubt about the cue-file.
You could post it here so we all could have a look at it making sure it’s ok. :smiley:

A 2nd thing what could be the case is the type of CDR you use. Try a different brand for instance. There are brands that are specially made for audio you know. (not that I use them but there is a difference in quality between different brands) If you look in our very own CDFreaks shop you’ll find allot of A-quality in CDR brands.

You could also let Nero create a cue file for you. Select Nero audio compilation and drag the MP3 file to the compilation. Then select it’s properties and set the limits. Then drag the same file again to select it’s limits for the 2nd track. (and so on…)
Finally select the 2nd file till the last file and again select properties and set pause from 2 secs to 0 secs. Then write the cdr in Disc-At-Once mode (DAO).


#3

Thank you for reacting, and for your warm welcome ofcourse! :smiley:

The CD-R’s i’m using are Nashua 80 Min and Kodak 80 Min. Both work absolutly fine with data etc. The only problem is audio.

The cue sheet:

FILE “101_va_-_ttf_vol_20__celebration_mix_cd1-nbd.mp3” MP3
TRACK 01 AUDIO
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
INDEX 01 04:43:19
TRACK 03 AUDIO
INDEX 01 10:46:58
TRACK 04 AUDIO
INDEX 01 14:53:49
TRACK 05 AUDIO
INDEX 01 20:27:57
TRACK 06 AUDIO
INDEX 01 25:13:03
TRACK 07 AUDIO
INDEX 01 28:40:54
TRACK 08 AUDIO
INDEX 01 33:58:46
TRACK 09 AUDIO
INDEX 01 38:06:45
TRACK 10 AUDIO
INDEX 01 43:36:46
TRACK 11 AUDIO
INDEX 01 47:40:33
TRACK 12 AUDIO
INDEX 01 52:46:03
TRACK 13 AUDIO
INDEX 01 55:44:42
TRACK 14 AUDIO
INDEX 01 62:15:04
TRACK 15 AUDIO
INDEX 01 65:07:59
TRACK 16 AUDIO
INDEX 01 67:58:72
TRACK 17 AUDIO
INDEX 01 72:18:51

Should be fine…atleast, that’s what i think :slight_smile:

I’ll try the thingy you explain with nero…and then i’ll get back @ ya…

Edit:

btw…in case you didn’t notice yet, it’s one big mp3 file. i can burn the hole thing in as one track, but i want to have the ability to skip…

Greets, Erik


#4

If you burn the converted WAV file with that same cue file it will not work (stating the obviously here :wink: )

If you want to burn the WAV file with this cue file it will look for the MP3 file. You need to edit the cue file in for example notepad.

The first line refers to the file. You need to have it refer to file.wav
After that, it says MP3, this is the file format it wants to deal with, you will have to change that to WAV.

So the first line should be like this:

FILE "101_va_-_ttf_vol_20__celebration_mix_cd1-nbd.wav" WAV

There have been some posts in the past on how to edit a cue file. Those will probably be hard to find, but you can try searching on: cue AND edit


#5

Originally posted by Da_Taxman
If you burn the converted WAV file with that same cue file it will not work (stating the obviously here :wink: )

Sorry if i’m not a 100% clear on this. Burning it as a WAVE was just an option i tried, but that didn’t work, either.

But thanks for your reaction…


#6

Originally posted by unr3ality
[B]Should be fine…atleast, that’s what i think :slight_smile:

I’ll try the thingy you explain with nero…and then i’ll get back @ ya… [/B]

It looks ok.

And eh, the thing with Nero will work, that for sure! :smiley:


#7

Convert MP3 to WAV, then burn with prior instructions.

I just use Winamp and the Diskwriter Plugin, but any convert tool would work.


#8

After you must change the type to BINARY and make sure Track 01 starts at 00:00:00
Here’s an example

FILE “001.WAV” BINARY
Track 01 AUDIO
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
INDEX 01 00:28:60
TRACK 03 AUDIO
INDEX 01 02:19:39
TRACK 04 AUDIO
INDEX 01 05:12:73
TRACK 05 AUDIO
INDEX 01 07:29:40
TRACK 06 AUDIO
INDEX 01 09:22:65
TRACK 07 AUDIO
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 08 AUDIO
INDEX 01 11:44:62
TRACK 09 AUDIO
INDEX 01 14:06:18
TRACK 10 AUDIO
INDEX 01 16:11:43
TRACK 11 AUDIO
INDEX 01 18:15:28
TRACK 12 AUDIO
INDEX 01 20:12:21
TRACK 13 AUDIO
INDEX 01 22:06:25
TRACK 14 AUDIO
INDEX 01 24:21:24
TRACK 15 AUDIO
INDEX 01 26:18:40
TRACK 16 AUDIO
INDEX 01 28:34:23
TRACK 17 AUDIO
INDEX 01 30:40:56
TRACK 18 AUDIO
INDEX 01 32:34:21
TRACK 19 AUDIO
INDEX 01 34:28:69
TRACK 20 AUDIO
INDEX 01 36:34:50
TRACK 21 AUDIO
INDEX 01 38:28:43
TRACK 22 AUDIO
INDEX 01 41:12:68
TRACK 23 AUDIO
INDEX 01 42:57:36
TRACK 24 AUDIO
INDEX 01 45:01:57

I know for a fact this works, I just figured it out (thanx to some help from this forum :slight_smile: )