I just got out of school and I’m $30,000 in debt. So I’m not interesting in buying anything I can get for free.
I use Exact Audio Copy to rip CDs, because of the file quality and error correction.
One thing EAC can’t do that I occasionally need is the ability to extract consecutive tracks as a WAV single file. Some songs don’t end cleanly, but blend into the next track on the CD. Van Halen’s Eruption & You Really Got Me are an example of this.
Roxio’s Easy CD Creator can merge two CD tracks into one WAV file. As I paid $100 for the software, I’m not getting much return on my investment. I usually only use it to rip those consecutive tracks and to make backup data CDs. Once in a great while, I use it to edit a WAV file I need to burn onto an audio CD.
I use RazorLame to convert WAV files into MP3 files.
I use MusicMatch Jukebox to edit MP3 track tags and burn audio CDs. That was only $60, and I use it all the time – so I guess it was money well spent. But the MusicMatch software is pretty buggy.
Can anyone recommend freeware that can do the following:
â€¢ Merge consecutive audio CD tracks into a single WAV file
â€¢ Edit WAV files
â€¢ Make backup data CDs
â€¢ Burn standard audio CDs and apply volume leveling
â€¢ Batch edit MP3 id tags with all the standard info, including album art
Also, is it even possible to burn two consecutive tracks onto a CD so that there is no gap between them, as in the Van Halen example I gave above?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.