This is a short guide to using ImgBurn with .wav files to Audio CD.I could have converted them to FLAC but didn't for this guide.I may test a conversion of the .wav files to FLAC & see if there are any major differences in the Audio CD afterwards.I think the main thing for ImgBurn to work with FLAC is to have the FLAC filter or codec.There are some different version of the FLAC codec. I did read some have some poping noise between tracs when burned back to an Audio CD.If that is a problem you have then I guess the FLAC file would need to be converted with one of the FLAC codec versions that have less of this problem.
This is done with the Highwaymen CD ripped with EAC with no .cue file.
This is the image of the files in the folder:
You can see there is no .cue.
Using ImgBurn: Mode/Write then Tools/Create CUE File .
Click on the top right 'Browse for a file...' button.
Highlight all the files starting with 1.
Select the open button.
If they are not in the order you want you can move them with the arrow buttons on the right.
The Create CUE file window should now look like this:
I think EAC already tagged my files but I will use the Custom here like they weren't tagged.
Highlight Disc. Select the Custom radio button. Type in the Group in Performer then the album name in Title.
If the files were tagged you could select Session & Tag.This would do the same to all the files(songs).
Since for this I'm treating the files like they aren't tagged .Each will be done individually.
I set the first song pregap at zero.The rest at 2 seconds or custom could be used if you knew the exact original pregaps .Or wanted them at one second for example.
This is an example:
You need to do this for each song.
Then select OK.Put the .cue file where you want it .I put mine in the Album folder.
Next in Write mode Browse for a file & select the .cue file you created.
Highlight & select Open.
ImgBurn should now be ready to Write to the CD disc from the .cue file.
You need to have your burning drive selected & speed set .
You can do a search here form some additional information on a CD.
When you find the CD you are looking for select: Disc-ID: the CD #.
This is the information for The Highwaymen for example:
xmcd CD database file
Track frame offsets:
Disc length: 2702 seconds
Processed by: cddbd v1.5.2PL0 Copyright (c) Steve Scherf et al.
Submitted via: CDex 1.51
DTITLE=Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings / The Highwaymen
TTITLE1=On The Road Again
TTITLE4=Big River (live)
TTITLE5=Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (live)
TTITLE7=Sunday Morning Coming Down (live)
TTITLE8=Luckenbach, Texas (live)
TTITLE10=Help Me (live)
TTITLE11=Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight
TTITLE12=Red-Headed Stranger (live)
TTITLE13=Love Of The Common People
TTITLE14=City Of New Orleans (live)
TTITLE15=Undo The Right
EXTD= YEAR: 2003