EAC's wave/image files: no pre-track 2 second gap at first track by default?

vbimport

#1

I was comparing the cue-sheet that EAC wrote with my copy log from Plextools (same CD of course…) and according to the times – EAC’s being exactly 2 seconds less and all else equal. You can easily tell from the comparison that the discrepancy is the missing first track pregap. My question is: is this the default behavior? Does EAC include it when it writing?

Thanks,

Dave


#2

Yes, EAC includes it on writing.
The first pregap isn’t contained in the image, so it doesn’t
appear in your cuesheet either.
In fact, every pregap-lengh of Track 01 specified in a cuesheet,
will be added to the standard 2 seconds.
A first pregap of more than 3 seconds is violating the Read Book, btw.
Plextool’s log seems to list this 2 second pregap, EAC doesn’t.
That’s why the difference occurs.