I haven't ripped a CD in ages, and instead make the record companies happy by buying stuff again via Amazon. But I took up the job again for several reasons.
1) I hate wasting money when I already bought the albums twice! (vinyl and CD)
2) Commercially available mp3s of older stuff can't seem to get gap-less playback right. (Maybe this is my player.)
3) I already made several CDR anthologies of my favorite musicians. If they carry on with a continuous stream of music for an entire CD, then I rip the entire CD to a single track on my CDR so that the inter-track gap doesn't exist. This works for mp3s too. This is really a CD mastering issue, because the record labels inexplicably, inexcusably, and exclusively use track numbers rather than index numbers. I could count on the fingers of a maimed hand the number of CDs I have that actually use index numbers for their intended purpose.
Anyhow, this month I've been trying to rip both existing commercial CDs, and my CDRs, to mp3s. Every
ripper I have tried has the following issue. They don't just rip the track, but keep going through 2 seconds of silence presumably from the gab between tracks. This is a problem because all of my mp3 players add their own 2 seconds of silence, making the pause between tracks annoyingly long. I can fix that for commercial CDs by using the auto-trim feature of Goldwave. But my CDRs, made in the 90's, apparently have an inexact start time, because for those, I get a 1/10 second blast of noise at the end of each track which is actually the beginning of the music from the following track. Auto-trim can't fix that.
Are any of these rippers able to rip just the track, without going overboard and ripping the gap between tracks as well?