I have a question about CD time markers. I’ll use Tom Petty’s “Full Moon Fever” as an example. It has an audio track between both “sides” of the album which jokes about how vinyl and cassette users would have to get up and flip the LP or tape over. The audio is in the pre-gap (index zero) before Track 6.
Standard (i.e. old) CD players would not play the clip if you programmed just Track 5 or Track 6, but you would hear it if you let Track 5 play straight through to Track 6. On my first CD player, after Track 5, you’d see Track 6 Index 0 along with the time code counting down (and you’d hear the humorous clip here) until the time reached zero, then it would change to Track 6 Index 1 and the next song would start.
Modern CD players seem to ignore this - they just include the clip as part of Track 5 - and WaveLab does the same. I think this is because the CD’s TOC only contains the starting point for every track. If I make an Audio Montage of the CD there is no marker where Track 5 actually ends, there is only a marker where Track 6 starts.
This becomes a more noticeable problem for a CD like Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s “Flaunt It” where the band sold ad space and put short commercials in the Index 0 gap between every song.
Is there a way to make WaveLab extract all the timing points from a CD? If not, does anyone know of software that would do this? It would be even better if the software could scan for where the index points are since I have a bunch of CDs with those as well.