I admit it I couldnt be any more of a newbie.
So ye gods of audio stuff please can answer one question.
I have searched the forums for this topic however, I could not find a thread that was completely specific towards me, there were some that was close but not quite.
So here we go…
Im trying to write mp3 cds and sell them to friends (who of course already possess the original material!), in the past I have brought mp3 cds from people and they have been REALLY bad recordings. Quite often whole chunks of recording would be missed out.
The mp3 cds I am selling hold not music but audio books on them, so you can understand how annoying it is if even a minute of a story is missed out and this was what was happening when I brought the mp3 cds. I do not believe that this happened because the people I was buying the mp3 cds off had incomplete tracks.
Therefore I am anxious for this not to happen to me because there is no way that I can listen to about 20hrs of cd ever time I sell one to check they are find.
So do you could you tell me the possible reasons why the mp3 cds brought were regularly missing chuncks. I have come up with 3 theories myself .
The people whom I brought the cds off were writting them at too higher speed in which case should I be writting my cds at a slower speed say X2 or X4.
In some audio books the tracks are very long (sometimes over an hour) could this cause problems in which case should I try and split up my tracks into smaller sections.
The tracks are being recorded onto cd at very low quality which results in jumps. As they are audio books they do not need high quality as it would take up too much hard drive space so the tracks can be as low as 32kbs but usually 64mps. In which case should I increase the quality of my recording.
I could really use your help. Thanks