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Old March 4th, 2004, 12:56 AM
eds56ch eds56ch is offline
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XAT 5.02 Pro slideshow plus CD-DA question

I believe the limitation for 60 minutes of music with slides is not
the soft ware but the media. If you just recorded music, you are
limited to 70 some minutes of wave files before you run out of space
on a CD-R. 60 minutes of music wouldn't leave much space for
pictures. One compromise would be to do the music in mp3 format.
Still, the best improvement for Xatshow would be to give us some sort
of indication as to how much data we are intending to load onto a

I believe the best bet if someone wants a 60 minute slide show with
music is to look into DVD programs. Don't know of any product out
there that would fill the bill, but sure would be interested in any

> Russel, perhaps I am being to simplestic (spelling) about this but
> your customer wants the entire music (60 min) entact then why can't
> you just space to the music length and let the program spread out
> pictures to fit the music. Or just sync to the music but I confess
> have not figured out how to do this yet.
> Harry
> --- In xatshow@ , "thediskemporium" <diskcopy@ >
> wrote:
> > Client requirements: CD with the XAT slideshow AND one long (60m)
> CD-
> > DA (Redbook) audio track on the one CD.
> >
> > We have a client who has around 60 minutes of audio in addition
> > the XAT slideshow we are making for him.
> > Making the slideshow is fine, the audio track will be an
> > edited 'piece' of the 60 minute audio.
> > What the client wants though is for the CD to play the 60 minute
> > track in a normal CD player in addition to the XAT slideshow
> playing
> > on a PC or his DVD player (as a VCD).
> > Has anyone done this before?
> > I'm thinking something like CD-Extra format or just a multi-
> > type of CD but I cant quite get my head around how its going to
> > done.
> > We write our audio tracks from our DAW using CD Architect -
> resulting
> > in a finalised CD so we cant add any future data, perhaps we will
> use
> > something like EZCD or Nero etc which unfortunately arent as nice
> as
> > CD Architect but will probably do.
> > I'm guessing the audio track will need to 'appear' first to the
> > player otherwise we will just get data 'noise' as the player trys
> to
> > play the XAT slideshow?
> > Maybe its really easy and I'm missing something?
> >
> > Russell

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