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How can I create Audio CD's that will retain the song titles?


stratman

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I am burning audio CD's of my own songs that I have composed. They are not commercial CD's. I have them in iTunes and they are completely labeled with song titles, artist name and album title.

 

How can I create Audio CD's that will retain the song titles, artist name, and album title? Even when I use the optional "add CD text" for this, after I burn my CD's they still are titled "Audio 01", etc and the disc is titled "Audio CD". Would love to get an answer for this.

 

 

I'm I missing something?

 

Thanks

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Hi,

I am having a similar problem with titles. I burn a disc with toast 8 and title it in there befor burning.

When I mount it to check to make sure it works it comes up with an old title that I did months ago probably from Itunes. I checked the disc info like you suggested but it says title - audio CD, not the one I typed in before burning. Any suggestions here. Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The problem is that Macs don't read CD Text. The only way album/track/artist info appears in a Mac from any CD is the info is downloaded from the online CDDB or entered in iTunes and written to the CDInfo database file on your hard drive. Once it is in that database file then the info will appear whenever you insert the disc on that Mac.

 

You can see the CD Text on your CD by inserting the disc and choosing Disc Info from Toast's Recorder menu.

 

There's a way to automate the entering of the info into iTunes. Download the CD Text to CDInfo Applescript available at www.dougscripts.com.

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Hi,

I am having a similar problem with titles. I burn a disc with toast 8 and title it in there befor burning.

When I mount it to check to make sure it works it comes up with an old title that I did months ago probably from Itunes. I checked the disc info like you suggested but it says title - audio CD, not the one I typed in before burning. Any suggestions here. Thanks

Either you didn't have CD Text on when you burned the disc or your drive does not support reading (or writing) CD Text info. In order to write CD Text you have to have that option checked and (I believe) burn as DAO rather than TAO (this option is in the Recorder Settings/Advanced window).

 

As for the wrong info showing up in ITunes, this can happen if a different audio CD was inserted at some time that happened to have the same number of tracks and track lengths as the current CD. Since the Mac OS reads that database file rather than the disc it will display whatever info matches a disc that has identical characteristics to another. You can change this for the future by manually editing the info in iTunes.

 

By the way, when using iTunes to burn an audio CD it automatically updates the CDInfo database file with the info. However, it is only on that Mac. Inserting the disc in any other computer will get the generic names unless the disc matches one that is in the online CDDB which then downloads the info to the CDInfo file.

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The problem is that Macs don't read CD Text. The only way album/track/artist info appears in a Mac from any CD is the info is downloaded from the online CDDB or entered in iTunes and written to the CDInfo database file on your hard drive. Once it is in that database file then the info will appear whenever you insert the disc on that Mac.

 

You can see the CD Text on your CD by inserting the disc and choosing Disc Info from Toast's Recorder menu.

 

There's a way to automate the entering of the info into iTunes. Download the CD Text to CDInfo Applescript available at www.dougscripts.com.

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