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    Two CD-creation questions

    I'm not certain where else to post these questions, so let me apologize in advance if I have missed the target.

    Question #1: Is it possible to include a data file (say, a Word or PDF file) or two in a "Red book" audio CD? I don't want the inclusion of data files to prevent the CD from playing in older, non-computer CD players. Any hints would be appreciated.

    Question #2: Can anyone recommend a free utility that would make an ISO from an audio CD? No, I don't intend to run afoul of the music industry's legal juggernaut. I'm creating audio CDs of speeches, sermons, etc. I'm breaking the master WAV file up into 5-minute tracks and recording them without the standard 2-second dead space between each track. That works okay. The problem is, once I have a complete CD, every software package I've tried looks at the CD and refuses to make an ISO file from it... because it's an "audio" CD (and the programmers don't want to run afoul of the legal juggernaut either).

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Two CD-creation questions

    Not sure if CDBurnerXP: Introduction and News handles #2 but is worth checking out. At <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> the price is right.

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    Re: Two CD-creation questions

    Another possibility is BURN4FREE
    It claims to do ISO's from WAV but I haven't used it to verify that.
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    Re: Two CD-creation questions

    I think the answer to Q1 is "yes but". The audio tracks would have to come first, so that the audio CD player would think the disk was a normal disk and it would ignore anything after the last audio track. Or at least that's what I remember reading from the help file of my copy of Nero. I haven't ever done it!

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    Re: Two CD-creation questions

    re: Q#1

    I have done this sort of thing for somebody. They wanted 2x copies of their audio tracks so that their "old" CD player and their newer car mp3 player could both play the same CD. From memory, I used Nero to make a mixed mode CD (can't recall the nomenclature) and loaded the same files, first as audio tracks then a data files. I think they were mp3 to start with and Nero did the conversion to CDA ??? I think. Worked as planned apparently.

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    Re: Two CD-creation questions

    Thanks to all for the advice on the two questions. It sounds like it's time to experiment (and perhaps make a few "coasters" along the way).

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