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Hidden Tracks

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:06 am
by MSWallack
Just curious as to how people have handled hidden tracks in the pregap sequence of CDs (in other words, track 0). CATraxx doesn't appear to support a track lower than track 1. But if I record track 0 as track 1, then the numbering for other tracks won't match the track order on the CD track list. Suggestions/solutions?

Re: Hidden Tracks

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:49 pm
by DougWilliams
I don't worry about the track #'s being off. My concern is having the data in CATraxx needed to find the physical based on whatever criteria. I don't see me looking for CDs with a track 0 (though strange things could happen.. :D )

Though I suppose you could have a custom track field to hold the "real track numbers" or a custom album field saying "See media for actual track #s".

Re: Hidden Tracks

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:51 am
by felldownawell
I had asked Fredrik about listing HTOA (Hidden Track One Audio) pre-gap tracks as track 0 years back, and he indicated it wasn't something he was going to support. Per his suggestion, I use the Set Track Index option to set both track 0 and 1 to 1 and number sequentially from there.

Re: Hidden Tracks

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:59 pm
by MSWallack
Hmm. Two tracks numbered 1. I've got to think about that. The metadata geek in me is just screaming "noooooooo" but that may be the best solution. The other idea I've been toying with is just put track 00 as the last track on the CD (so if there are 12 tracks, track 00 becomes track 13 with a note to indicate it's actual a HTOA).