Itunes or disc issue?

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  1. elf69 macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    Trying to import "the voice - The best of ultravox" album.

    It has 18 tracks.
    when insert the CD only 14 show and itunes think it is a Rihanna CD.

    If I explore the disc also only 14 tracks show.

    Any ideas what is going on?
     
  2. Longkeg macrumors regular

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    How is the disc formatted? One audio partition? Or are there other partitions involved? Don’t know the album so just throwing out ideas. Can you duplicate the problem on another computer running iTunes?
    Could the disc be damaged? Sorry not to have answers for you... only more questions.

    EDIT: Look at the disc in Disk Utility to get a better idea of how it’s put together.
     
  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    It is commercial bought audio CD.

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    It only has the name as I tried to manually enter details that's when spotted only 14 of the 18 tracks show.
    Only other macs are airs so no optical drives.

    Tried my firewire drive but will not read, it spins up then stops and does not show up, even in disk utility.
     
  4. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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    probably an issue or problem with the online data base @ CDDB that iTunes uses to search for the track info?

    It is a pain -but you can add the info manually
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    can add manually but there is 4 track missing.

    need do more investigation
     
  6. Mr. Heckles macrumors 6502

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    Are they part of other tracks? I had CDs like this before. It would show 16 tracks, but track 12 and 13 were just 12, and so on.
     
  7. Longkeg macrumors regular

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    If it’s an audio CD why is it showing all the data as “other” and zero data for “audio”? Something seem off about this disk. Could it be a defect in manufacturing? I also question the 105 MB still available on the disk. I would expect a finalized optical disk to show zero availability.
     
  8. Fishrrman, Apr 1, 2018
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    Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Sounds like this CD wasn't engineered to "Red Book specifications".
    If you PLAY the CD, do you get 14 or 18 tracks?

    If you can HEAR the 4 additional tracks -- even if you cannot "see them in the finder" to rip or copy them, I'd suggest:
    1. Get something like audio hijack that can capture the Mac's sound output.
    2. Play the CD with Audio Hijack enabled and saving the sound to an AIFF file.
    3. This should capture ALL 18 tracks.
    4. You will need to edit the captured audio (Audacity is free and will work) to "separate" each of the four "missing" tracks into standalone files.
    5. Then take those files and covert to mp3, or whatever you want to do with them.
     

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