My Plextor PX760 drive died two years ago and thinking, perhaps foolishly, that most burner drives give essentially equal audio read and write performance-and because I hardly ever burn to disc-I used my Sony card points to buy this drive. http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/sony-bwu-500s-12x-blu-ray-disc-writer/performance-cd-read.html
Little did I imagine that, at least according to this review, its pressed audio CD read, extraction and CD-R and CD-RW burning performance seems questionable. Speed is not nearly as important as accuracy, and the review said that the drive did not create any errors. But what are the lead in and lead out sections of a CD? And how could the drive read the lead in but fail to read the lead out?
I use Exact Audio Copy for ripping CD audio tracks. Usually, I simply save them as uncompressed WAV files and play them through my DAC and out to my speakers. But I do need to burn some WAV and mp3 files to CD-R and/or CD-RW as CD tracks for someoneâ€™s standalone player to audition his speakers. Someone said that EAC can burn the files onto CD-R as CD tracks but that the process is not as simple and/or as error free as dedicated burning software.
Please suggest software for audio CD burning which in your experience has proven to be error-free and easy to use.
Also, is it true that most standalone CD players will frequently not play audio CD tracks burned to CD-RW discs, even though the playerâ€™s owners manual claims compatibility? If yes, what is the usual reason (s) for this?