problem with reading indexes on mastered CD

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by TuBlairy, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. TuBlairy

    TuBlairy Active Member

    I just finished mastering my first 10 dialogue CDs. They sound flat but LOUD just as requested by the customer. (yuck) Anyway, I give them the CDs burned with Toast at 2x on my MAC G4. Then all hell breaks loose, the CDs only read to the eighth track on the customer's little ghetto blasters. The rest of the entire recording continues after, but on the same index. The recording is there, but the machines can't read the indexes. At the same time, the indexes appear on both the MAC and PC fine.

    I don't have a burner for the PC, someone on a previous post suggested a plextor premium drive. For simplicity sake, I'd rather do everything on the MAC, so, is the MAC burner OK, or do I really need another? And what about software? Is there something better for MAC or is PC the only way to go? If so, would someone kindly suggest a program?

    Thanks
     
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Sounds like something got messed up in the PQ editing and it is not the fault of the burner. Go back and check your tracks on the Mac. Maybe you left out something like a marker.

    Plextors are the best drives for burning and even though they cost more they last forever and work GREAT!
     
  3. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    You probably already know this but there is a difference between an index and a track when creating your pq sub code. I'm just wondering if you are creating tracks and not index points.

    The CD index is no longer recognized by "newer" cd players.
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Joe, long time no see.
     
  5. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    Yes it's been a while. I'm glad to be back. Hope you are well.
     
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I'm doing great. Love the heat, not a winter guy so as long as it's not snowing I'm a happy camper.
     

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