[Techtalk] recording music CDs
R. Daneel Olivaw
linuxchix at r-daneel.com
Fri Feb 27 00:46:39 EST 2004
> What's the best format for recording music CDs to play on regular ole
> audio CD players, like in the car? From what I've read, it seems there
> are three options: .wav files, .cdr, and some kind of raw cd-da
> format. What say ye? I want to stick with the usual command-line
> programs, like cdrecord, cdrdao, cdda2wav, sox, etc.
> thanks much!
As far as I can think, there is only one way to have audio played on an
'ole' CD player : cd-da (Compact Disc - Digital Audio ?).
To do so, first thing is to get the music in an "standard" wav format
(PCM if I remember well ?). This file needs to be 44.1kHz 16 bit sound
to match the CD's recording quality.
I guess there are tools out there that can convert mp3/ogg files 'on the
fly' to record them as an audio CD. (I see gcombust knows how to write
audio CDs, guess, I never used that feature ! :p).
Command line tools should be able to do it :
decode mp3/ogg files to raw wav files, make an audio CD image and burn
it to a new CD-R.
If I'm successful in writing an audio CD tonight, I'll let you know ;)
R. Daneel Olivaw,
The Robot Inside.
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