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What Has Happened To Rovi?

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I realize I may be behind the times still using Creator 2012 but it fills my needs. Please tell me what has happened to the Rovi music database? Is there anyway I can change my Creator 2012 to make it use a different database to look up Artists, Titles and Tracks when I am copying an audio CD? I am not ripping a CD to change formats, I am just making a copy for every day use, so that my original remains undamaged.

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Hello Ridgerunner51,

 

Creator 2012 is the last of the fully-featured Creators, IMHO. It's certainly the last version which had Creator Classic, the versatile heart of the suite.

 

I guess you must be ripping your CDs somehow as you copy them, since the Copy Disc module just copies the disc and doesn't look music tracks up. Are you ripping them, looking them up, and re-writing the disc with CD-Text included? If not, how are you copying them involving a music lookup so I can duplicate your method?

 

What actual problem are you having with the RoviMusic lookup? Mine is still working when I tried it just now.

 

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I haven't found any simple way to change music database providers yet. When Creator 2012 was current the music database was owned by the same company that owned Roxio.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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My problem with Rovi is that the Rovi window does not open consistently. When I use the "Get Disc Information" icon on the home page, I see track numbers instead of the names of the songs. The same thing happens when I use the Get Disk Info under tools.

 

I thought at one time, the copy disk module would also copy the track names. Is that not supposed to be a function of the copy disk module?

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Hello again.

 

There are two ways a player system can get track names for an audio CD. Either it looks the disc up in a database such as Rovi Music; CDDB; or FreeDB; or someone has to have burned the disc with CD-Text enabled.

 

Most good disc copiers making a direct Audio CD copy will copy CD-Text too, if it's there. However few if any pressed commercial discs have CD-Text and I haven't heard of a copier which will look the CD up and add tracknames on-the-fly as it's copying.

 

 

Get Disc Info will usually display track names if you've already looked up the database for that disc, however you'll only get track numbers until that happens, and I agree that the Rovi lookup process seems to be a bit sporadic.

 

 

Roxio and Rovi were owned by the same people when Creator 2012 was published, but Roxio is owned by Corel now and Gracenote is used by more recent software. The Rovi page for "Discover Music" has been taken down.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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I try t help. Please feel free to ask if you still have questions.

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