I'm running an HP Pavilion laptop with a Pentium 4 running at 3.2Mhz. The operating system is Windows XP w/service pack 3. Windows Media Player is version 11.
I have managed to back up my entire music collection to my hard drive and therefore will be creating playlists on CDRW disc. I have no problem doing this w/Windows Media Player but this program is severely limited with respect to controlling the transition from one song to another. One specific irritation is the 2-second break between tracks that is often not appropriate and there is no way to get rid of it.
My experience level is very low but I have done a lot of reading and investigation and I'm fairly confident my questions have not been addressed at least directly. I know other programs can get around the 2-second break but I need more information than I've found so far.
I have downloaded ImgBurn 2.4.1 but have not yet experimented with it because I want to know if it will do what I need to have done. There's always a learning curve that's to be expected but I would like to know in advance if my needs will be met with this program before I start spending time with it.
Specifically, I want to create CDs from playlists. I need to be able to control fade-ins, outs and crossfades. Moreover, it is not enough to just have one setting for all the songs. I want to be able to be to apply different settings for each song: a crossfade from song 1 to song 2. Then a long fade for track 2 and no fade-in for track 3 etc.
If IMGBurn does not address these issues, I would appreciate knowing which software, if any, can do what I've described. I don't mind spending money if it's necessary.
Thanks for your time and patience.