CDA V5.2c & SF 9.0c - Stop (Pause) Between Tracks

Larry Clifford wrote on 9/27/2007, 1:22 PM
This is my first time to use CD Architect.

I want to write 225 MP3 files on a CD (227 MB). Each one is a song numbered 001-225, so I want them in numeric sequence.

Also, I would like the CD/DVD reader (which cannot be programmed to play in a given seuqence) to stop, not just temporarily pause, after playing the song I just selected. I do not want it to auutomatically start playing the next song.

I have been reading the manual I downloaded for this version and have not been able to accomplish what I want, especially the stop funcrion.

Is this possible with this program?
Is this possible with any program?

Any help would be appreciated, even if it is just pointing me to a specific part of the manual.


Kennymusicman wrote on 9/27/2007, 1:40 PM
If you were making a red-book compliant audio cd - this would not be possible at all- there is a limit to 99 tracks.

I would leave this cd as a data cd, and not use architect in this instance. Create your audio as mp3 as you have stated with 001 - 225.
Put them in a folder, and add an autorun file to open up a web page with the list. Click and play is then possible for you. Alternatively, if you are able, wrap the files into something like a flash player. Both will allow only singular track play then stop...

Audio cd's are essentially designed to play track after track. If you want to have a stop-after-play action I would think probably going to a dvd-style methadology and having a script on each "chapter" to stop after playback would work too.

What is your intended target audience and format (genereic audio cd, computer, car , mp3 cd etc)- that's the first thing to consider before working out which option you have available.

(ps, I may be wrong on the odd detail above, so don't treat it as gospel).


Geoff_Wood wrote on 9/28/2007, 9:27 PM
Audio CDs are limited to 99 tracks and around 80 minutes. CD Architect is design soley for authoring CD-Audio discs.

You cannot program start/stop behaviour into a CD. No CDs do this - they just play thru. An individual CD PLAYER (hardware or software) may however have a "Play Single Track" function.

Maybe as Kennymusician says, you'd be better to leave it as an MP3 CD-ROM.....

Larry Clifford wrote on 9/29/2007, 3:35 AM
Thank you everyone. It was a good education.

The purpose is to play a song in our Kingdom Hall (church) one at a time in different parts of the meeting.

I have already created a data CD and will manuall stop at the end of the particular song.

Again, thank you all. This forum helps me and everyone else a great deal.