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Toast 10 Produces Generic Disk Title And Tracks


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I'm new to Toast, but I'm already lost with this one. When I burn an audio disk with a few songs (dragged from Media library and correctly identified) all I get is a CD that shows a generic title (Audio disk) and generic song tracks (track 1, track 2, etc). I have entered the title I want for the disk in the correct area, and Toast recognizes the titles of the songs I've dragged into the window, but everything is seemingly lost in the burning process. This can't be right! What am I missing? This is very frustrating....

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There's a long explanation for this but what you're seeing is the way it works with computers. Toast can write CD Text to an audio CD but the Mac OS doesn't read CD Text. Instead, the first time you insert an audio CD the OS looks to the online CDDB to see if there is a listing there that matches the number of tracks and their track lengths. When a match is found the artist/album/track information is downloaded to a cdinfo database file on your Mac and the OS reports that info in place of the generic information. The cdinfo file can only be modified using iTunes or the download of info from CDDB.

 

So what you need to do is enter this information using iTunes for the Toast-burned disc. If you did have Toast include CD Text then go to dougscripts.com and download the CD Text to cdinfo applescript. This applescript will appear in iTunes and can be used to automatically transfer the CD Text information to the cdinfo database file on your Mac.

 

The reason for all of this is the audio CD format is not a computer file format (it was created before computers had CD players). The CDDB is how the computer industry worked around this issue.

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There's a long explanation for this but what you're seeing is the way it works with computers. Toast can write CD Text to an audio CD but the Mac OS doesn't read CD Text. Instead, the first time you insert an audio CD the OS looks to the online CDDB to see if there is a listing there that matches the number of tracks and their track lengths. When a match is found the artist/album/track information is downloaded to a cdinfo database file on your Mac and the OS reports that info in place of the generic information. The cdinfo file can only be modified using iTunes or the download of info from CDDB.

 

So what you need to do is enter this information using iTunes for the Toast-burned disc. If you did have Toast include CD Text then go to dougscripts.com and download the CD Text to cdinfo applescript. This applescript will appear in iTunes and can be used to automatically transfer the CD Text information to the cdinfo database file on your Mac.

 

The reason for all of this is the audio CD format is not a computer file format (it was created before computers had CD players). The CDDB is how the computer industry worked around this issue.

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