This is a Howto-splitup-a-mix-in-different-tracks-very-easy-using-Nero.
What we have is a mix with a duration of 73 minutes and 17 secs (in MP3 format).
What we want is an audio cd which contains that same mix but has cue points so we can skip tracks within the mix.
What we could do is use notepad to make a cuesheet, but in this case we will use Nero to create the cuesheet for us. This all will be explained to you in the next few minutes.
[b]01[/b] You open Nero and start an audio compilation.
[b]02[/b] Use the File Browser to locate your file and drag it to the Compilation area.
[b]03[/b] Select the file and look up it’s properties.
[b]04[/b] You’ll get a popup which has 3 tabs; go to the 2nd which says Indexes, Limits, Split.
[b]05[/b] At Positions (1) you can choose the start and end of track 1 you want track 1 to be.
[b]06[/b] When you’ve chosen which index you want to edit, simply click on the Edit… button (2) and set the start or end of track 1 in the popup you get. Click OK when you’re done with the edit.
[b]07[/b] You now click OK again cause you’re done with editing on track 1. (Start: 00:00:00 | End: 05:22:00 -> 05 are the minutes, 22 are the seconds and 00 are the frames. Keep the frames at 00 every track except the last one.)
You now can see that the Duration of track 1 is set to 05:22:00.
[b]08[/b] Now on to track 2! Again drag the same mix from your file browser to the compilation area.
[b]09[/b] And again you select it’s properties and go to the indexes tab.
[b]10[/b] What we will be doing different this time is that we want track 2 to start where track 1 ended. So what you do is set the start of track 2 (1) the same as you set the end (1) of track 1. So that will be 05:22:00!
[b]11[/b] Then set the end of track 2 to whatever point you like it to stop. In this case I want track 2 to end at 11:53:00 so I set the end to 11:53:00 and I click OK again.
[b]12[/b] Now you’re ready for track 3. Just set the start (1) the same as the end of track 2 and set the end to the point where you would like it to end.
[b]13[/b] Continue this untill you’ve reached the end of the mix and simply keep the end of the last track as it is, cause that’s the end allready!
If everything went well you’ll have something like this. (except the different cuepoints ofcourse)
[b]14[/b] Next is you select track 2 -> track 12 (the last track) and select their properties. Here you see a setting called Pause. This is the gab which is placed between the different tracks when you burn the compilation. Set this to 0 (zero) seconds so there won’t be a pause at all. The tracks will follow up each other without you notice anything.
[b]15[/b] Now on to the burning! Open the Write-CD Dialog and go to the Burn tab. Here you set:
[/li][li] Finalize CD (No Further writing possible!) (this means closing the cd so no more tracks can be added; this must be done if you want the cd to play in a normal player!)
[/li][li] Write speed: to whatever speed gives you no trouble reading the disc afterwords. (for me 24x is no prob)
[/li][li] Write Method: Disc-At-Once (DAO); this means the whole compilation will be written in 1 run! If you select the other option, which is Track-At-Once (TAO), the writer will hold at every track for a few seconds. This can create a cracking sound during playback.
[/li][li] Burn proof if available, yes.[/ul]
If you’ve done everything like I told you, you will get a mix split up in different tracks which you can play in a normal player.
It may look like it’s allot of work but when you’ve done it one time, the next time will done in an few minutes.
Questions of comments may be posted in this thread.
Good luck 2U,