How to keep CD info after burning?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by merryxmas, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. merryxmas macrumors newbie

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    Howdy,

    This is a problem I haven't been able to fix. When I have an album on my itunes and I make a mix CD it loses all the track info, artist, album name etc. I have tried burning in both itunes and Toast and no matter what when that mix CD is finished it retains no information. Just track 1, track 2, track 3 etc. When it tries to access CDDB it fails to gather any information from there either. So how do I burn a CD and keep all the info on there?! Argh it's so frustrating because my friend gave me a mix CD which I think he burned in WMP and it kept all the information when I loaded it into my itunes...
     
  2. krye macrumors 68000

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    I knew there was an "Include CD text" checkbox somewhere so I looked under the Burning tab under Advanced. It's checked off on my machine, but grayed out. So I can't check it off if I wanted to. I imagine this is the option you need to enable. Is yours checked off?

    PS It's not the whole tab that's grayed out. That's just because it wasn't in focus when I took the screenshot. The whole tab is enabled, it's just the one option that is not.
     

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  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The way the CDDB works is by using the number of tracks and length of each track on a CD to determine what you put in your Mac. When you make a mix CD, it has no idea whats on that CD because its just a collection of random tracks. Sometimes, it will mistakenly match your mix CD with a real CD and try to label it, but thats just a random occurrence and the labels will always be wrong, of course.

    CD-TEXT will allow compatible CD players and computers to display the track name and artist info, but thats about it.
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Was the mix CD your friend gave and audio CD or was it a collection of MP3 file? MP3 has a place inside the file where this info can be stored but the format used by audio CDs does not
     
  5. merryxmas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies I will have to try that when I get home on mac (checking the box for CD-Text) I'm at work on a PC so I can't currently. The mix cd my friend gave me I'm not entirely sure I'm assuming they were just mp3s.
     

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