This post is about problems using CD Spin Doctor.
I have seen other references to the Auto Capture problem in other posts, but only as asides, in unrelated post topics. It appears that this feature just plain does not work. This was the main reason I upgraded to Toast 10, as none of the (relatively few) new features were of any interest to me. I have a lot of recorded music from streams or other sources, and I don't know what a lot of the songs are, and I would like to identify them. What i do now is edit a song out of the stream, then play it to Shazam or Midomi on my iPod Touch, which identifies the song better than 90% of the time, but copy and paste is not available on the iPod/IPhone (a Major limitation, but that's a different rant), so it is time consuming chore to do this, and then manually enter the song info into my iTunes library.
Toast 10 promised automatic capture, identification and tagging of these files, so I went ahead and paid for the upgrade, even though I have always been disappointed with every Toast upgrade I have purchased since Toast 5. Toast 10 has been the same.
So, to document: If I go through the recording wizard, I can record the audio being played in my iTunes, or streaming source, so I know that my system is set up correctly to record. But using the wizard is a far cry from Auto record. You have to first run through a recording test wizard EVERY TIME YOU WANT TO RECORD something, then manually record, save, then reopen then recording, then edit the recording, save it as a separate file, then try the identify feature. Not exactly Automatic as promised. But if I click on the Auto Record button, I get nothing, just a system error beep sound. Using the menu pulldown has the same effect.
Apart from Auto Capture not working, the Identify feature has not identified a single song! I have tried a couple of dozen songs, from new songs to classic rock, and everything in between. Nothing. Nada. Not a single song identified. I don't know what database Shazam and Midomi use, but whatever Toast is using (GraceNote?), it doesn't recognize ANY song I have tried. I have used samples from 30 seconds to complete songs.
So, if anybody has any suggestions to fix these problems, I would appreciate any help. Otherwise, I hope this will help alert Roxio to these issues, if they are not already aware.