Burning CD-Text

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Vulcanis, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Vulcanis macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to look on the internet about burning actual track names onto audio CDs instead of just seeing Track 01, Track 02, etc etc

    Does anyone know of a list somewhere of cd-burners that support CD-Text burning? (and please don't confuse this with cd-text reading, that's easy and not what I'm asking)
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Are you looking for free? If not try MagicMouse as it runs around $30-40 and will set up printing on cd/dvds. They may have a demo as well...just Google it and it should come up.
    My bad I thought you wanted a program not info...sorry
    Your burner should be able to burn text unless you tried and it wouldn't. At that rate just Google the model # and go from there to see if it's got support for such printing (it really should) since my cd burner from 1999 does.
     
  3. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    All burners support burning CD-TEXT, as it's just 0s and 1s. You will need a program like Roxio's Toast Titanium to burn CD-TEXT. Just drag the songs into the window, click the Advanced tab, check the box next to "CD-TEXT", and hit the big red button. :D
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Unfortunately that isn't always the case, although it may be for all the drives used in recent Macs. Some drives just don't support wrtiting or reading to the CD-Text subcode regions. This is because CD Text is an extension of the Red Book CDDA standard, and some drives limit what they will do to the standard. (I'm writing audio so zero those bits out) Linkety: http://www.feurio.com/English/faq/faq_nocdtext.shtml

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  5. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    I stand corrected. So let's say that most burners out there today support CD-TEXT. :)
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    :) Just being nitpicky since the LG combo drive in my 2003 vintage Dell can read, but not write CD Text no matter what I try.

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