Where is the remove silence at end of tracks setting? I definitely haven't checked that as I don't know where it is (nor can I look right now as I'm not at home).
And most of them are mp3 files. The beginning of the tracks is there in all the programs I have on my computer to play mp3 files. Some are ogg files and some are wma. The beginning is there as well.
As for ripping/capturing them to remove the silence between tracks, I honestly don't know. I would assume it's automatically doing that as the beginning is there normally, just not when I put it into Nero, but I'm not sure. I use FreeRIP (which version, I'm not sure) and have no idea if that is a setting that is available. But I also used this when I had my previous version of Nero, which worked fine. And I've thought about using the older version of Nero, but it doesn't recognize the drive, as it didn't come with that drive, so that didn't work like I wanted it to.
I'll check over the stuff you mentioned when I get home from work today and get back to you.