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iTunes, tags, and confusion :)

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Hi, I'm new here. I found out about this program when I googled how to burn FLAC files. This program is a little like another program I used called DVD Decrypter :)

 

Here is my question.

Most of the folders of MP3, FLAC, or other music file types are filled with the files named after the songs. Some have .CUE files, some don't. Some files have numbers that correspond to the order of the CD(s). MOST CDs I BURN IMPORT TO ITUNES WITH THE TRACK AND ARTIST info etc. I assume iTunes is getting the names off the internet, as I have heard of Gracenote and such.

 

When I burn the songs from a folder to an audio CD, is there a method of (on the CUE screen or something else) to add embedded codes(track and album names) that iTunes could read and use?

 

Example 1: I drag and drop my favorite songs to make a custom compilation, so the CD would not be in a database.

Example 2: A folder is missing a song but I want to import the rest of them.

 

I don't understand the CD Text or Tags. I am hoping there is just a combination of setting in Imgburn that will do this when I burn a CD ....or maybe iTunes only reads "known" CDs for track info from the net?

 

Imgburn has been great! ...as well as DVD Decrypter.

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I'm not even sure if iTunes will read CD-TEXT and use its info if the CD can't be found in its online database.

 

In any case, if you want names etc on the CD, that's what you need to be adding. You don't have 'tags' in/on a CD-DA (Audio CD) disc, just CD-TEXT.

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I'm not even sure if iTunes will read CD-TEXT and use its info if the CD can't be found in its online database.

 

That was my question and i'm guessing no too, but was hoping I was just missing something.

 

 

In any case, if you want names etc on the CD, that's what you need to be adding. You don't have 'tags' in/on a CD-DA (Audio CD) disc, just CD-TEXT.

 

My CDs do show text on my car CD player. :)

 

thanks for all of your hard work!

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