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Track Names Not Showing Up


Blycker
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Thanks to the helpful suggestions on this forum, I have been able to successfully burn an enhanced CD where any CD player will play all the audio, but on a computer one can access a folder with all the chord charts and sheet music. Good stuff. Here's where I'm stuck and I'm sure it's a simple thing I'm just overlooking:

 

When we recorded the tunes we titled each song and embedded ID3 tags with info. Then, when creating the CD with Roxio Creator NXT, I also made sure each track was titled AND input all the song information in the 'Edit Audio Tags' section. However, once I burned the CD, there doesn't seem to be any information there about track titles, composer, album, year, etc. It just says, Track 1, Track 2, etc. ARGH!!!! :angry:

 

A little help here? :huh:

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Blycker,

It might be there but you can't see it with your player.

 

The info from audio tags is recorded onto a CD as CD-Text by Creator 2012, however there aren't many players around which will read this CD-Text. Even Windows Media Player won't read it unless you install an add-on. http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=56780

 

I don't know why MS have ignored this, but they seem to have made a deliberate policy in that direction.

 

With that add-on, WMP should read and display CD-Text if it has been written on your CD. There is another small, free, and safe CD player called the HACP player which will show CD-Text if present on your disc. I use it often. http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/CD_Players/HACP.html

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks, but that's not quite the direction I need to go. This CD needs to be exactly what the production company will replicate. So if the track titles do not appear in my computer, then they will not appear on the finished product. What do I need to do so that the CD behaves like any other normal audio CD and has track titles, album art, etc show up when anyone puts the CD into their player/computer.

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That stuff isn't usually drawn from off the CD, it's held in large Internet databases which are queried when the CD is played.

 

Track and Album titles only show up on a computer when the CD is "known" to the CD database that the player queries on the Internet.

These databases include Gracenote's CDDB [gracenote.com], freedb [freedb.org], The AllMusicGuide used by Windows Media Player, and so on.

 

Commercial CDs have been entered into most of the common databases, but if you are producing your own CD it won't be known to any of them. You'll need to take steps to get it entered into those databases.

 

Please read this page http://www.oasiscd.com/cddb/ for further explanation, and some pointers on where/how to start.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Reading along, I get the feeling that Blycker is saying that his Commercial CD's provide this 'missing info' on his PC and his Players... Whereas Roxio produced CD's DO NOT???

 

Please correct me or confirm that interpretation ;)

 

If that is true, what needs to be done to ensure that all he wants can be placed on his disc's???

 

Audio CD's are not my 'strength' so I am not the one who can answer this :(

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An id3 tag is a tag for MP3 files.An audio cd does not have id3 tags.They have cd-text as Brendon explained.

If you use a cd-text enabled player then you should see the info.If not then you wont.So all players are not created equally.

If you have a cd-text enabled cd and a cd-text enabled player then the info should show without the need for the database.If not then the lookup has to be done.

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