help mastering Audio & HTML CD

hmandel wrote on 5/7/2005, 1:25 PM
I need to create a CD that also has a series of html files on it. I need the CD to act like a regular music CD when the user puts it in a CD player and I need the HTML pages to open ( I already programmed an auto-start) when the user puts the CD into their computer CD drive.

Can't see anything in CDA info or help. Any direction would be appreciated.


Using CDA5.2 on a Dell w/2MG ram and 80gigRAID,EWS88 sound card.


kryten wrote on 5/7/2005, 1:59 PM
CDA (regardless of version) will only create audio CDs. It cannot burn any data files. It is a Red Book audio burning program. However, Nero may help. It can create mixed-mode CDs.

PS--if you only have 2 mg of RAM, bumping that up might help! DOS was good. ;)
hmandel wrote on 5/7/2005, 2:18 PM
OKay.... time to pull Nero out. Thanks for helping me not waste time trying to figure out how CDA does something it's not intended to. -Howie

BTW, I filled all the friggin slots with RAM twon't take no more.
laudbass wrote on 5/7/2005, 3:10 PM
I registered on the forum specifically to look at the question of Blue Book support and it’s a shame it doesn’t support this which is and extension of Red Book! Shame.
Oh well back to - the dreaded Nero, where I added a CD Architect created “IMAGE FILE” which I then got Nero add as a .wav file! Which it did as One contiguous track without any PQ Etc. details is this right? Seem a bit odd to me after adding all the ISRC/text/title etc a bit of a waste.
Any one out there know about this what am I doing wrong?
jorgensen wrote on 5/8/2005, 11:05 AM
You could check the Premaster program by Colin Hill, which is an excellent program, that combines the power of CDA mastering and Nero burning.
Basically you make one big wav file with CDA, and Premaster makes a cue list out of the wav to import by Nero.
You can search this forum for more information, and likely find the program somewhere on the internet.
CDA has never been indented to make CD compilations, but as a professional product to master final recordings to a CD release, and is second to none for that.
Other programs, like Nero, are better to make simple CD compilations.

kryten wrote on 5/8/2005, 11:49 AM
I really hope you meant 2 GB of RAM... ;)