Originally posted by WelshGareth
1. you’ve can’t choose precisely where to put the split (the samples/sector issue);
But that’s OK.
You can’t avoid that.
An audio track must have an integer number of sector.
You can’t have a track with 587 o 589 samples exactly.
Your tracks must be 588*N samples long.
This is how a CD-DA is.
In Feurio you set the split point, but it’s automatically changed to the next sector boundary. It’s impossible to do otherwise.
This is not a problem usually.
588 samples (1 sector) is only 13 miliseconds, so it’s impossible to distinguish where the track actually started. You can’t notice the difference between 3 sectors before or 3 sectors later.
- the sound file itself has to be split (leaving the potential for compromised continuity).
The “splitter” in Nero works as it should, and it splits in the sector boundaries.
There’s no problem with continuity, except the silly detail that you have to remember to set the pauses to zero after splitting.
Then you also have to remember to burn in DAO mode.
2 silly details that you don’t have to remember in Feurio!
Some versions of Nero also have bugs when you save the compilation.
You make all the work, and when you’re going to open the compilation later, you find it’s corrupted.
- you can’t test the placing of the split by ear without playing the separated files using another program;
The Wave Player in Feurio will play the disc exactly how it will sound in a regular player. You don’t need to actually burn the disc.
In defence of Nero, it “does what it says on the box”.
Yes, if it wasn’t for the bugs it has…
It even has options that don’t work and are not documented like “Remove silence at the end of cda tracks”…
I suspect for the vast majority of amateur users, detailed issues such as these just don’t matter. For our purposes though, in getting the master for our demo as we need it, it looks like Feurio will be more up to the task. I’ll report back when the job is done how we did it and how well it worked.
In this case, you can use the Nero splitter and will make the same job as Feurio.
If you had splitted the WAV in several files, then Nero would fail to burn properly (it deletes the last samples of the tracks).