How to Burn a CD With No Space Between Songs
By Michael Black
Sometimes, when burning songs onto a CD, you don't want any space between the end of one and the beginning of another. While this seems like a simple task, it can actually be quite confusing. The biggest culprit of this confusion is the fact that it is not possible to delete the space between songs on Windows Media Player without a specific plug-in. Instead, you can use another type of burning software, like Nero or iTunes (which can be downloaded for free), to burn CDs without any space between the songs.
Transfer the song files, play list or album that you want to burn into the window or pane in your burning software that allows you to burn a CD. Do not hit the "Burn" button yet.
Click the "Edit" tab at the top of your CD burning software. Depending on the type of software you are using, the tab may say "preferences" or something else. Look for a burn tab in the menu that appears. If no burn menu exists, click the "Advanced" tab.
Find the button or tab that is labeled "Gap Between Songs" of something similar. Again, the exact wording will depend on the type of burner you are using. Right-click the small window by the button or tab and change the time from two seconds (the default space between songs) to zero seconds. Make sure to hit the "Save" button when you exit out of this window.
Insert a blank CD. Make sure the CD is blank or rewritable. If the CD is neither of these things, you will not be able to burn anything onto it.
Click the "Burn" button on your burning software. The CD that is created should have no space between the songs.
- If you cannot find any tabs or buttons referring to the gap or space between songs, you can click the burn button and see if your program gives you any additional options. On some programs, a pop-up menu appears asking you how much space you want between songs.
Michael Black has been a freelance writer based in South Central Pennsylvania since 2010. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing. He has written music- and writing-related articles for various websites.