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No More Cdtext?


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I can not get the cd-text on my audio cd's anymore.

 

 

 

Hello,

 

You're not actually telling us a lot, are you?

 

-Are you using the right program? [Music Disc Creator]

-do you have the settings right? [File > Project Settings > Add CD Text]

 

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-if you have the right program and right settings, how are you checking for presence or absence of CD Text? Microsoft programs don't usually display it without add-ons.

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

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You're not actually telling us a lot, are you?

 

I think maybe possibly OP is not searching how to add CD-Text to new discs (which is just a checkbox), but rockergal wants the OS and/or music player software to recognise the Audio CD tracks with annotation (“I HATE typing all tracks”).

 

Unlike car CD players, computer optical drives usually do not read CD-Text, but instead the computer uses a special routine that identifies Audio CDs by runtime and number of tracks, which they then compare to an online CD database. The retrieved information can then be stored locally for future reference. There are now several such online database services, such as Gracenote, AllMusic/AMG, and freedb.org. The choice for a particular database is usually up to the player software or the ripper software.

 

NXT 5 should be able to help with this, per noted feature: “Automatically add title, artist and genre information to your music tracks”.

Or else, try playing the Audio CD in Windows Media Player first. It should look up the identification information that way, too.

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I think maybe possibly OP is not searching how to add CD-Text to new discs (which is just a checkbox), but rockergal wants the OS and/or music player software to recognise the Audio CD tracks with annotation (“I HATE typing all tracks”).

 

 

 

That "just a checkbox" is not available to users of the over-simplified Burn Audio CDs applet, which is why I showed where it is, but thank you. Yours is another possible alternative too.

 

So Rockergal, please tell us what has worked for you "forever and a day" and isn't working for you now? We are wanting to help you.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Unlike car CD players, computer optical drives usually do not read CD-Text,...

 

Actually, it's the Windows playback software that typically ignores the CD-Text information, not the drive not reading it. A little searching on-line reveals several program which will read and display CD-Text information, if it's there. So here it's a combination of using the right application to make sure the CD-Text data is written, and then using an application that is looking for the data.

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Brendon,

 

your way worked perfectly!! my label maker read the text on the cd!!!

 

The applet way is the way I always created my audio labels and honestly I did not even know about the music creator.

is there a reason the applet does not write the cd-text like it used to?

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Hi Rockergirl,

 

Glad it was what you needed. :)

 

Some time ago The Roxio brand went through a series of "acquisitions" from Adaptec > Roxio > Sonic > Rovi > Corel, and about the time Sonic owned it there was a pronounced (but very backward, IMHO) move towards "simplification" of the suite. Many of the original staff and the powerful editors and utilities were lost in favor of reduced capability applets. Creator Classic itself was quietly killed off after Creator 2012.

Corel has continued this trend by ditching Roxio's MyDVD and replacing it with their own simplified version which does a lot less.

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