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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
How come when I burn a cd in iTunes, it doesn't show the song name or artist after the cd is done burning? Is there a way to burn a cd so this information is included?
post #2 of 28
Sounds like either...

1: You haven't got a connection to the internet while ripping (itunes accesses Gracenote CDDB over internet connection to get album and song info).

2: In Preferences, make sure you have checked the options under Importing - create file names with track number ... and under Advanced - keep iTunes music folder organized.

Or, if you mean CD Text (track info and album name is displayed on CD players that support this function) this is currently not supported under iTunes (Toast can rip CD Text info if thats what you need).

Hope that may answer your question.
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by cubs23
How come when I burn a cd in iTunes, it doesn't show the song name or artist after the cd is done burning? Is there a way to burn a cd so this information is included?

I was in a hurry when I wrote the above, so to clarify... yes I do have access to internet, etc. What I mean is when a burned cd is done, and it shows up in itunes to be played from the cd, it just says track 1, track 2, track 3, etc. and it doesn't list the artist either. All of the songs I burned all have this information. So, I don't know why it does this?
post #4 of 28
Hmmm, what version of iTunes are you using? Seems odd that you don't get any CD info after a burn if it's already showing up post rip.
Check your prefs as recommended.

Also, check if you have "copy files to music folder when adding to library" selected under prefs, that may help. iTunes needs a copy of the playlist as a reference for CDs that you have previously made (even if you delete the files from a particular playlist/album, info for that playlist still remains).
post #5 of 28
I understand the issue as the same thing happens to me.

When I insert a new CD to import, the track titles are collected from the internet. All my music has full titles etc. When I drag an album to the sidebar it creates a playlist with all the correct titles.

But when I burn that playlist, once the CD is finished and appears in the sidebar it is called Audio CD with no track titles. I can usually do a get track info and see the titles, but I usually have no need to do this.

It seems odd that iTunes does not keep a record of the title and track names for CDs it burns (even if only mix CDs), but it appears not to. I have the same thing happen in OS X and Windows XP. iTunes 4.6 on both.

Cheers
post #6 of 28
The track information is not burned onto the CD. iTunes uses CDDB to gather information to view on the screen. When you burn a mix CD that information is not burned on the the cd with the audio track. If you burn an exact copy you might be able to get CDDB to recognize it (try Get CD Track Names in the Advanced window.) CDDB works by gathering information about the CD then comparing that to it's database. SO a mix CD would obviously not be in it's database.
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post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by adamr
I understand the issue as the same thing happens to me.

When I insert a new CD to import, the track titles are collected from the internet. All my music has full titles etc. When I drag an album to the sidebar it creates a playlist with all the correct titles.

But when I burn that playlist, once the CD is finished and appears in the sidebar it is called Audio CD with no track titles. I can usually do a get track info and see the titles, but I usually have no need to do this.

It seems odd that iTunes does not keep a record of the title and track names for CDs it burns (even if only mix CDs), but it appears not to. I have the same thing happen in OS X and Windows XP. iTunes 4.6 on both.

Cheers

I think that is really the only flaw in iTunes that I can see. It only seems obvious that is should work, otherwise, it is a pain to listen to a mix cd on iTunes. My guess is it isn't easy to fix, or they would have by now?
post #8 of 28
There are two issues here.

1. Whether iTunes should automatically and immediately recognise a copy of a complete album.

2. Whether iTunes should keep a record of the tracks on a mix CD so that the next time it is inserted it is recognised.

Naturally, unless CD Text is used there is no way to recognise tracks on mix CDs produced on other machines. However, I expect that Apple could implement no. 1 with no trouble. No. 2 is a policy decision about whether to record the details of every mix CD created.

I guess the storage requirements of doing so would be minimal, so I vote to add these functions.
post #9 of 28
It's simple. iTunes can't burn the track names. Why? Because Apple is stupid. They haven't added CD-TEXT support to iTunes. Which can't be that hard. I was hoping it would make iTunes...2...Oh well, maybe 5.
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post #10 of 28
This is such a huge issue with everyone I know. It must frustrate music enthusiasts everywhere, it certainly does me. If i-tunes can rip and burn, how can it not keep song names? If Itunes burned it, it should be able to read it. Could this possibly be intentional? (The same way of not being able to put Ipod songs back into your computer?) Is there a name for this to transfer metadata information on audion cds? Does anyone offer any outside software to remedy this? Are all mp3 software afflicted with such malfeasance? We are already at 7.02 and this is still not addressed? And incedently, why does Itunes frequently ask if you want to upgrade to the latest version when you already have?
post #11 of 28
You can use software like Roxio's Toast to burn CDs with CD-TEXT info, but... you're screwed if you want to burn any iTunes Store purchases using Toast, because music with DRM can only be burned using iTunes.

What's weird about the OP's complaint is that I've burned mix CDs using iTunes, which I know don't have any CD-TEXT, nor can they be recognized by CDDB, yet when I put those CDs back into my Mac -- as long as it's the same Mac I burned the CD on in the first place -- I do get disc and track titles.

I assume that (at least for me!) iTunes knows how to recognize the CDs it has burned, in much the same way that CDDB recognizes a disc by the pattern of track durations, and keeps an internal database of the track titles for those CDs.
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post #12 of 28
So apple has finally solved this issue. In the preferences you can go to the burning section and check include CD text. as of version 7.6 at least.
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
wow; great first post! thanks for the heads up; I checked that box right away. four year old thread, just amazing that someone found this issue and posted a response! haha. nice!
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Xoote View Post

Thanks. I been having this problem and didnt even know where to start look

Hm, it's weird cuz eventhough I've got that box ticked in my preferrences, I still don't get any track info on the CD's I've burnt in Itunes...

Thing is I go to the hassle of burning the songs I've bought and re-importing them as mp3s because of a very simple issue. The tracks are protected AAC files, and those aren't recognised by most digital djing programs. Meaning that I have to convert the music I've bought (and have a right to play around with, i.e. mix for my own personal use) to mp3 so taht I can use them in say Serato.

So...basically if you love music (like me) and tend to go on occasional itunes shopping sprees...then you kinda get pissed off when you spend like 4 hours to burn and re-import your music...

any ideas on what could be the issue with my itunes?
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Quadrix View Post

Hm, it's weird cuz eventhough I've got that box ticked in my preferrences, I still don't get any track info on the CD's I've burnt in Itunes...

Not that it'll do either of us any good, but I have the same problem. Windoze version 7.7 with "CD Text" option enabled and still no titles or artists' names. What *really* chaps my hide is when I forget to change a rip directory and "Track 1" overlays "Track 1" that I have yet to rename and move elsewhere. WTF??
post #16 of 28
I guess only a few of us are "special" enough to continue getting *ZERO* track info on export even with CD Text enabled and the latest software. Great.
post #17 of 28
"Is there any way around this other than to abort the whole concept and use an app like Toast?"

In my long and painful experience, the answer is "NO". Welcome to what appears to be a very exclusive club. No real impetus from Apple to investigate/fix the issue, either.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dunn.hatani View Post

So apple has finally solved this issue. In the preferences you can go to the burning section and check include CD text. as of version 7.6 at least.

I'm running the most recent version of itunes on windows vista machine....came across this discussion yesterday while trying to solve problem of no titles on CD...looked for your solution but preferences only brings up "general, playback, sharing, store, parental, apple tv, devices, advanced". No where do i see a tab called Burning.

I also looked on a mac and couldn't find it....am I missing something?

Thanks
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by rbernikow View Post

I'm running the most recent version of itunes on windows vista machine....came across this discussion yesterday while trying to solve problem of no titles on CD...looked for your solution but preferences only brings up "general, playback, sharing, store, parental, apple tv, devices, advanced". No where do i see a tab called Burning.

I also looked on a mac and couldn't find it....am I missing something?

Thanks

The option is in the dialog box that opens after you click the "burn" button.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by tonton View Post

The option is in the dialog box that opens after you click the "burn" button.

found it.....works great...thanks so much
post #21 of 28
After burning a playlist from iTunes, I've tried 'Exploring' the CD that I've burned. This is what I see:

Audio CD ( E: )
Track01.cda >> 1kb >> (date I modified it) >> Files Currently on the CD
Track02.cda >> 1kb >> (date I modified it) >> Files Currently on the CD
...
Track(n).cda >> 1kb >> (date I modified it) >> Files Currently on the CD

Notice how all the files are just 1kb?

Obviously, iTunes has intentionally masked the info/CD Text. Plus, could Microsoft be in on the deal?

To make matters worse for me, like a fool, I've downloaded the Main Event TV episodes of the 2009 World Series of Poker. My iTunes player can't go a full minute without pausing for about 3 or 4 seconds. Then, when it starts up again, I've lost that time and have to go back 3 or 4 seconds to see/hear what I missed! I have a fairly modern PC. WTF?!

Sorry, I was ranting and off subject. iTunes does that to me. Please accept my apologies.

Cheers!
post #22 of 28
I've just made some audio CDs and I've experienced this problem of missing track titles, and just get Track 01, Track 02, etc. instead. I had "Include CD Text" selected in "Burn Settings." Because my playlist is 38 songs, it need to burn 3 CDs.

What's interesting is that on the last CD, with only 5 tracks, the track titles ARE included!

Maybe it only includes the track titles if there's enough space on the disc? In which case of course it should bump a track to the next CD. It's got its priorities mixed up, I guess. In all cases, definitely seems like a glitch in the software to me...
post #23 of 28
Hey, just a related issue.
I'm using iTunes ver 9 on windows XP
When i burn an Audio CD, the option to include CD Text is greyed out so it cannot be selected. All other options in Preferences etc are correctly selected, I'm wondering why put the option if they won't allow it??

Cheers
post #24 of 28
If anyone is still having trouble viewing track names of mix CD's through itunes even when they have been burnt with cd text included, uncheck the option to check the internet for the track names in the preferences menu. iTunes tries to get info on an entire cd and because it's not an actual cd its information won't be on the database as a whole (if you know what i mean). Hopefully this works, I havn't tried it with CD's burnt by somebody else yet though...
post #25 of 28
Thanks for the original post on this and also to Clark D. I will go home and try this out. this has been something that has really had me stumped. I make a lot of Mixed CD's for my friends but when they go to place them on their itunes (or mine for that matter) there are no titels just like everyone says Track 1, Track 2 etc. It drives them all crazy as they have to manually try and work out the titles and type them in.

I seriously can't believe this should be an issue in Itunes as it does everything else quite well. Maybe it now won't be an issue if Clark D's advice works so I will try it tonight I really do hope this works !!!
post #26 of 28
I recently burned a CD of the soundtrack to LOST that I bought on iTunes. Like you, no track names showed up when I put the CD in my drive and looked in My Computer (Win XP machine), but when I played the disc with Windows Media Player, the tracks were all listed. I don't know why the heck iTunes seems to have so many glitches like this (like why does my iPod's music contents show up only as track numbers? Makes keeping two libraries updated a royal PAIN!).
post #27 of 28
I'm using iTunes 10.0. The solution I found to missing track names and album art on CD's burned from iTunes is to change the disk format that comes up after you click on "Burn Playlist to Disc". Change the disk format to Data CD or DVD. After I did that the track names showed up on the burned disk along with the album art. That information was successfully loaded to another iTunes library without any incident.
post #28 of 28

I did burn it to "Data/DVD". There is a warning that it may not play on all equipment. It worked but it would not play on my home stereo & it wouldn't play in my PT Cruiser. It did play & display titles, etc. on my computer & in husbands car. I have not read good things about Nero. I need a solution that will allow anyone to play the CD with titles on any machine. I am distributing my recorded tracks as demos to get gigs so it has to play on all equipment. Any more suggestions?

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