itunes and "encoding"?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pachyderm, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. pachyderm macrumors 603

    pachyderm

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    hey gang, newbie here, i was wondering if there is anyway i can "encode"(i think that is what it is called) the song names on my cd's when i burn them. i want to be able to see the song title on my cd player when i hit the text button.

    anyone?

    i have no idea what kind of Imac it is.... imac 1.83GHz. does that help?

    thanks,
    pachyderm
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think iTunes supports CD Text (which is what it's really called). I believe Roxio Toast, although I can't see it mentioned on the product page...
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    Preferences > Advanced > Burning > Include CD text
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow! So there is! I bow down to your superior knowledge :)
     
  5. pachyderm thread starter macrumors 603

    pachyderm

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    and i just leave it this way correct? i don't have to go and repeat these steps every time i want to burn one?

    i also noticed on the "advanced" menu the options "get cd track names" and
    "submit cd track names". what are these about?

    thanks,
    pachyderm
     
  6. pachyderm thread starter macrumors 603

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    i'm assuming by your silence that is the case...:apple:
     
  7. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Get/Submit...

    "Get CD Track Names" compares the CD you're importing to a huge list of CD's stored online in the GraceNote CD Database. It automatically fills-in most of the blanks for you.

    "Submit CD Track Names" does the reverse. If the CD you're ripping isn't found in the CDDB, you can fill-in all the track deets manually and then submit it, so that they'll be available for the next person. Normally you'd only need to do this for a locally-produced CD, maybe a band in your town that presses a couple of hundred for local sales.
     
  8. pachyderm thread starter macrumors 603

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    ahh...i must be more diligent and read the "help" topics...correct?:rolleyes:

    "Preferences > Advanced > Burning > Include CD text" - this is a one time operation though right? set this preference once and yer set? i am going to get some blank cd's and burn today.

    thanks,
    pachyderm

    sssswwweeeeee-eeeet!
     
  9. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone else noticed that the CD-TEXT feature in iTunes is...picky? The CDs I've burned from iTunes display the text nicely in some players but are noticably absent in others.

    I'd bet this is a player issue, but I wonder if the CD-TEXT implementation in iTunes is standard (vs. Sony...Phillips?, etc).
     
  10. pachyderm thread starter macrumors 603

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    as long a the cd player has a "text" button or selection i've not had a problem.
     

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