Question RE: CD player song title / artist display

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Matt Bug, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. Matt Bug

    Matt Bug Active Member

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    Finished mastering a CD over the weekend. Gave the Master CD to the band. Their response: "Matt, this sounds AWESOME! Only one problem: When I put it in my CD player it doesn't display the titles or anything? We need that."

    I used CD Architect 5.2 (which came w/Sound Forge 10.0) to create the Master CD. I've inserted all the song titles / artist info on the track list in CD Architect. Is there anything else I can do to make the song titles display for them? I realize much of this completely depends on the CD player, but I would like to have a better understanding of how this works. When I told the band I probably wouldn't be able to do much else, their response was slightly barbed, "C'mon we're talking about 8-10 year old technology, Matt." The band are good guys and I'm sure we'll work together again. We've worked together for many years. The issue isn't a deal-killer. But I would like to have an intelligent response for them.

    Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. Matt Bug

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    Perfect! Thanks for the quick reply and link. Much appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
  4. TrilliumSound

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    If these could help:

    1- Gracenote | Gracenote FAQs
    2- How to Submit Missing CD Information via iTunes | eHow.com
     
  5. Matt Bug

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    Interesting info. Thanks, Richard!
     
  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

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    A lot of modern CD players will not show the artist or the title. Most auto playback systems will.

    It is rather hit or miss.
     
  7. gmartina

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    Hi Matt,

    I use CD Architect 5.2 and it's very simple and good. Have you solved the problem?
     

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