Best way to rip pre-gap tracks?

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#1

What is the best way to rip pre-gap tracks? I have a few releases that have them.


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#2

I used EAC for this (on Windows or with wine).

Here is a guide how to deal with pregap and hidden tracks: https://web.archive.org/web/20130529085310/http://blowfish.be/eac/Rip/rip11-hidden.html


#3

cdparanoia can read pre-gaps, too (provided the drive supports them). It will store them as track00.


#4

morituri is probably your best bet for a Linux ripper.

EAC also works well under wine apart from some metadata plugins (including Musicbrainz sadly if I recall)


#5

I’ve done it a few times. I rip the CD with XLD (Mac) then load it in Audacity. Then you can seperate the two tracks.
The main one I can think of that I did this with is The X-Files: Songs in the Key of X (pre-gap track).


#6

In fact, that has 2 separate songs in its pregap (and currently does not credit the performer for the second).


#7

CueTools cueRipper also does pregap tracks and is very easy to use, integrates with mb and does secure ripping


#8

Sadly the problem with this is Musicbrainz taggers will not tag it.


#9

It does for me:

As for the second pregap track not having an artist, my guess would be Mark Snow.


#10

Sorry I misunderstood and didn’t read the topic/comment properly. I for some reason thought it was about split tracks where there is a gap of silence followed by another track.