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08-25-2016, 04:54 AM
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Audio Recorder: Exact Audio Copy v1.1 (June 2015)
Streaming Player: WDTV Media Player
Computer Player: Foobar2000 v1.3.10
Computer OS: Windows 7

BACKGROUND
After recording a set of audio book CD's, having created the cuesheet and the FLAC file for each CD (stored on the hard drive), when I load the cuesheet into Foobar2000, all tracks on the CD play all the way to the end of each track. However, when I stream that same cuesheet over my WiFi to the WDTV device in the other room of the house, the last one or two seconds of some or all tracks get dropped.

QUESTION
Is there any way to add one or two seconds to each track using the cuesheet without messing up the rest of the track, and without having to re-record the CD's ?

It could be a problem with the WDTV device. In which case I'm not sure if there is a solution. Any ideas?

I have tried using INDEX 00 hh:mm:ff, or POSTGAP 00 hh:mm:ff, but it does not recover those lost seconds (and words) of audio.


EXAMPLE
Original Cuesheet:

TITLE "Audio Book CD 1"
FILE "Audio Book CD 1.flac" WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 01"
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 02"
INDEX 01 03:01:61
TRACK 03 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 03"
INDEX 01 06:00:72

Cuesheet Modification Using Pregap:

TITLE "Audio Book CD 1"
FILE "Audio Book CD 1.flac" WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 01"
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 02"
INDEX 00 03:01:61
INDEX 01 03:03:61
TRACK 03 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 03"
INDEX 00 06:00:72
INDEX 01 06:02:72

Cuesheet Modification Using POSTGAP:

TITLE "Audio Book CD 1"
FILE "Audio Book CD 1.flac" WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 01"
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 02"
INDEX 01 03:01:61
POSTGAP 00 03:03:61
TRACK 03 AUDIO
TITLE "Track 03"
INDEX 01 06:00:72
POSTGAP 00 06:02:72
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08-26-2016, 12:14 AM
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Did you ever copy CDs in the mid 90s? Some software at the time was not smart, and forgot to insert gaps between tracks. This was a common problem back then. And this was exactly what happened: 1-2 seconds was cut off.

Look in the EAC settings, if that's what making the cue. You can probably lengthen it.

I haven't used EAC in probably 5+ years, because I ripped every CD that I owned to 320kbps MP3 then, and called it a day. I've bought MP3 ever since. And even then, I don't buy much, perfectly happy with my 80s-90s CD music. I don't think FLAC was yet on the scene, or at least popular (or well-supported outside of computers).

Software like Foobar may also auto-insert the proper gaps. I'm not 100% sure on this.

But gapping is definitely the issue here.

I've never tried to play music to a WDTV, only video. I usually listen to music in the car (USB stick or CD-R), if at all now (ie, SiriusXM). Or at the office, low, on the computer.

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08-26-2016, 03:24 PM
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Did you ever copy CDs in the mid 90s?
Never did any copying back then.

After experimenting with pregap'ing a bit, it turns out that what I really need is OVERLAPPING. By this, I mean that the last 3 seconds of track 02, for example, should be repeated at the beginning of track 03.

QUESTION: Is Overlapping of tracks possible using the Cuesheet?

Using INDEX 00 (Pregap) and Foobar2000 for tracks after track 01, it seems pregap does not achieve the desired result. On tracks 02+, the only thing it does is change the END time of the current track, and change the START time of the next track. There is no overlapping.

EXAMPLE: Let's say I am trying to overlap the last 3 seconds of track 02 with the first 3 seconds of track 03.

Original Cuesheet
Code:
TITLE "CD1"
FILE "CD1.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 01"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 02"
    INDEX 01 03:01:61           << Normal START time of track 02
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 03"
    INDEX 01 06:00:72           << Normal START time of track 03
Modified Cuesheet
Code:
TITLE "CD1"
FILE "CD1.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 01"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 02"
    INDEX 00 02:58:61   << This "pregap" syntax only changes the START time of track 02
    INDEX 01 03:01:61
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track 03"
    INDEX 00 05:57:72   << This "pregap" syntax only changes the START time of track 03
    INDEX 01 06:00:72
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08-27-2016, 01:43 PM
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I really do not know.

Moving this to the public forum, to see if others can add more to this...

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