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Old 06-26-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
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File size vs Play time in cdrecord

I have always used 'fireburner' to burn my MP3 CD's and cdrecord for data CD's.

I am now using the 2.6 kernel, and fireburner no longer 'yet' supports the non ide-scsi nature of 2.6, so fireburner is out for now.

In fireburner, tracks are burned based on track time, not file size. In this way, you could burn a CD with tracks larger in file size than the CD limit, but equal or less play time than the 80min standard.

In cdrecord, cdrecord looks at the file size, and will not burn if the file sizes are larger than the 700mb limit, even if track play time is only 69min.

So I am wondering, does cdrecord allow this? Burning tracks based on total playtime rather than filesize? Would that be the 'overburn' switch?

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Old 06-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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I hate to keep bumping this, but does ANYONE have ANY information on this subject?
Old 06-28-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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I don't have the answer, but one thing I know is that all burner are all more or less equal on the technical side in Linux (I'm not speaking about usability of ergonomy here).

So what you want to achieve should be feasible, and was probably the result of a different set of default settings in fireburner.

My wild guess is that your issue probably has to do with track-at-once vs. disk-at-once, hence with the couple of seconds that may get added (and deduced from the available total) between each two songs. You may also want to look for an "overburn" option; take care with that though.



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