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J Neutron
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Track ID Text on Music CDs

My wife (along with several others) did some public service announcements for a radio station and I got asked to make copies of the "master" CD.

So, I took the raw tracks, cleaned up the lead-in and lead-out for each track, equalized volume, etc.

Next step is to write the clean tracks to a music CD and make copies for all six participants. None of them are very computer-literate. I can't give them a CD of MP3s because it has to play on just about any CD system.

I've tried all sorts of different ways (and different softwares), but I can't get any text (except "Track 01", etc) to show up on the screen of a CD player. If I do it as MP3s instead of music files, I can get the author and title of each track to show up.

How do I make this perfect?

Jim

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"Track XX" is all you'll ever

"Track XX" is all you'll ever get in Redbook audio. The only way to get text to show up for CDs is to add your CD to the CDDA database along with the track names. Your CD will need a unique identifier AND you'll have to use a player that will query one of the CDDA databases and of course you'll need an internet connection.

Since you said "CD player"...you'll never get text to show up for a CD recorded in the Redbook audio format in a car CD player for example. MP3s with ID3 tags could do it if the player detects and displays them, but then again, that's not an "audio CD".

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Exactly the problem!

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Since you said "CD player"...you'll never get text to show up for a CD recorded in the Redbook audio format in a car CD player for example. MP3s with ID3 tags could do it if the player detects and displays them, but then again, that's not an "audio CD".

That's exactly the problem.

Is Redbook the only "audio CD" format?

Thanks for the info!

Jim

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There are other books in the

There are other books in the RAINBOW BOOK collection. Try making a enhanced or CDextra.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Book_specification
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Books

There is also a CD TEXT type out there... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cd_text
hope this helps.

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Lots of colors!

My, my.... there sure are lots of colors!

Thanks for the info. I'll have to take some time and follow the links.

Jim

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No problem i work with this

No problem i work with this kind of media a lot.

Mir

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