CD Text not there in Media Player

PeterWright wrote on 4/24/2007, 1:36 AM
I've followed the CD Text instructions carefully - put Title & Author in Properties and Track List, but when the resulting Audio CD is played in Media Player. it lists as Unknown Album and Track 1 etc.

Is this a problem with Media Player or CD Architect (5.2) ?

edit - and I did check "Write CD Text" in the Burn Disc at once window.


colinu wrote on 4/24/2007, 7:48 AM
The problem is with (Windows) Media Player - Microsoft doesn't recognize CD-Text. Instead, for commercially pressed CDs, it goes on the Internet and accesses a CD database.
PeterWright wrote on 4/24/2007, 7:00 PM
Aha! So that's why track names for commercial CDs appear on some PCs and not on others - thanks.
GenJerDan wrote on 4/26/2007, 9:27 AM
It's also why sometimes bizarre things happen.

Like playing one of my own songs in it will sometimes bring up info on some "real" band out there because the title was similar. Not even the *same*, just similar.

And then they want me to go to Urge or someplace and buy it.

BigBadBz wrote on 5/6/2007, 7:05 PM
If you want to have an application that does read CD-TEXT so you check if your burned disc has it, I suggest searching for the freeware program

CD-Text Manager

The author of the program goes by "happymonkey" (no, I'm not making this up). The Windows Media Player really had me messed up until I found this program - which was recommended by others in this forum. Happy CD-texting; the CD player in my new Honda Civic supports CD-Text and I love having the disc and track titles show up on the display!

- Paul
kryten wrote on 5/6/2007, 7:33 PM
And just for the fun of it...

If you want a media player that won't muck up the registry and/or steal your file associations and plays nice with freedb AND reads CD-TEXT and cdplayer.ini, has a small footprint, works with cue sheets and FLAC, APE and OGG files and yadayadayada, I recommend VUPLAYER:

No big visualations, but if I want that, I'll use Winamp. I play music for the music. :=)