Frequently Asked Question’s
Why do the tracks sometimes automatically repeat?
Answer: The tracks on the disc do not have the ability to control the actions of CD players or media players. A repeat can occur if the control on the media player is toggled to the repeat position. The immediate repeating of tracks is strongly discouraged. After the first time of hearing of any new track, a minimum of three hours should be allowed prior to listening to any other track. After hearing any track you are already familiar with, a thirty-minute rest delay should be utilized before listening to any other tracks.
Why do the CD files play on one of my CD players but not on another one?
Answer: The raw wave files are recorded in standard CD format at 44100 with a 16 bits depth. Some players will play them directly, some players will not. Others will convert them in the background to some other format like MP3. This last group is of the most concern because you will not obtain the impact of raw unmolested carefully formulated wave tracks. CD tracks already lose about 30 percent of their power down from the master version of the tracks. Further modifications/conversions can lose another 5 percent or more.
Why are the CD files not in a standard audio disc format with multiple tracks under an album banner?
Answer: Software is often set up to import CDs to be ripped, copied into a library, or compressed into other formats. MP3 is the most often requested. The most important requirement for these discs is that the audio pulses not be modified in any way and not herded into a compressed playlist to save memory space at the expense of effectiveness and possible omissions of required rest times between tracks. Lossless format conversions do not solve the problem here. I have seen extra frequencies being added into the files, and compression conversions remove frequencies incorrectly deemed to be of little or no importance. Every pulse sequence has its own spectrum of influence, not just at -20db but also down to -80db and even -100db. The most common problem created during software attempts to manipulate files is that pulse peaks are driven into saturation, thus making the pulses and track useless.
Why does the Windows media player sometimes show the Album, Track name and artist/author and in other cases the media player claims the Album and author are unknown for the same track?
Answer: The tracks come with the metadata showing all required data, including the copyright owner. If asked to play a raw track from the disk source, the Windows media player will provide some but not all of the metadata during the playing of the track. If the windows media player does not show any metadata, it is a clear indication that the track has been imported and that metadata has been eliminated to avoid copyright questions. The track might be contaminated at this point.