I'm looking for feedback on audio cd burning software, specifically when it comes to handling track breaks integrated within single wav files.
My previous experience was with the Nero 6 set of tools to handle all my CD and DVD authoring and burning needs. While there were certainly better editing/authoring tools available for video, I was happy with the functionality of Nero Burning Rom included in this package.
Now that I've upgraded to Vista Ultimate 64-bit, my search is for a replacement CD burning utility that maintains the control I had in creating audio CDs. More specifically, can anyone verify if there is a software solution that will allow wav file handling of imbedded track breaks?
I do not intend to upgrade to Nero 9 to look for a solution there, per the overwhelming number of negative reviews on installation nightmares, buggy code, and inability to play commercial blu-ray discs. The cost of an upgrade does not warrant the host of problems and lack of features I've read about. ImgBurn looks like an ideal tool as far as multi-format burning, but I don't see a way to handle track breaks within single wav files, unless I've missed it.
My routine involves using audio editing software (Cool Edit Pro) to work with continuous long form wav files, such as concert recordings. After I add/edit track breaks within CEP, I save the files in single large .wav format, with this extra track information included. Using Nero 6, I could open the file with Nero Burning ROM, then select file properties and locate the track breaks. This would allow me to virtually break the wav file within the burning software, treating each wav as an individual cd audio track (allowing separate naming and audio gap preferences, etc.) before committing to a burn. I also relied on the CD text writing feature to label name/artist info for the disc and individual tracks.
Any suggestions? I realize there are workarounds, such as using other software to break the wav up first, or using CEP to do this. I'd rather keep the large wav file and not go through the extra steps manually if there are burning modules that already recognize and handle track breaks effectively. Thanks in advance!