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28th January 2013
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Any freeware PQ encoding software for Mac??

Hi!

A colleague of mine needs to prepare a 45-minute 44kHz 16-bit wav file from Pro Tools 9 for CD.

Does anybody know of any freeware utilities that will allow him to place PQ codes into the file and burn it to CD? He has Roxio Toast 6 and it's corresponding version of Jam (I know they're ancient, but there you go!)

I assume that either that version of Toast or Jam would be able to read SD2 files with markers in, so that may be the easiest way forward. I've looked and can't seem to find anything that would do this, other than commercial software.

Any ideas?

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If I'm hearing you right he just wants a gapless playback with track markers in it? Simplest way with above mentioned software would probably be to split it at each marker, export those as individual files and then throw em in toast with 0sec. gaps and you should be good to go.
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Hi... thanks for the responses..

Both are good points, but we were really looking for more of a permanent (i.e. not a demo) as freeware where PQ codes could be be dropped in on an existing file..

I'm getting the impression there isn't anything out there...

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ut we were really looking for more of a permanent (i.e. not a demo) as freeware where PQ codes could be be dropped in on an existing file..

I'm getting the impression there isn't anything out there...
There are some fairly inexpensive options out there for Mac.

Software developers work really hard to make 'em available!

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There are some fairly inexpensive options out there for Mac.
Do you have a recommendation? Is Toast it? I'm a bit frustrated that I have to pay $100 just to do something that iTunes oughta be able to do already...
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Do you have a recommendation? Is Toast it? I'm a bit frustrated that I have to pay $100 just to do something that iTunes oughta be able to do already...
100 bucks is nothing really if you expect support, competence and reliability. A tank and a half of gas.

Some others in that price range.

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If you want a solution that works, buy it. Freeware is just that, and you get all the quality you pay for. Just charge it on to the client!

By the way, Toast and Jam 6 work with SD2 files, but PT 9 does not, as far as I know, and almost nobody uses SD2 any more. You should be using WAV.

All the answers above are valid and useful suggestions. You should be able to take it from there!
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Thanks all... just seems weird that iTunes doesn't have the option of adding PQ codes... but I guess that's not their market...

So Toast won't work with WAV files? hmm... so no go there... on PT 10 and about to upgrade to 11... any suggestions out of the above if all I wanna do is be able to burn a CD with the codes?
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Toast wiil work with WAV. Re-read my post!

iTunes is consumer software, not professional CD burning software.

Read this:
http://cdman.com/pq-codes
then follow the guidelines above, and even burn a CD with tracks in iTunes or Toast and see what it does on a CD player. You may aldready have what you need.
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all the free stuff seems to only be for PC. us mac users gotta fork over the cash!
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I'm not the OP but I don't mind paying just don't wanna pay a lot for stuff I don't need...
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