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Title: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: Mark Lemaire on January 20, 2011, 02:57:22 pm
Folks-

A question about this. I place CD text into a listening copy for a client. There is often an issue in checking that it's right or even present.

Is there a simple app to see the text? At this point, I run out to my car to 'see' it, but this does not make the Composer, arranger, etc text available- just the artist, album and song titles.

Clients sometimes pop the CD into itunes, and then don't see the text (but sometimes they do, too). How does itunes interact with CD text?\

Thanks!
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: JimK on January 20, 2011, 04:03:30 pm
Hi Mark,

Here's a link to another thread about cd-text from this forum,

http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/m/473467/18370/?s rch=CD+text+to+iTunes#msg_473467


There is a script for itunes that is very convenient for importing the cd-text info from the cd. You'll find a link in the thread. I also use Toast (I'm on a Mac) to verify cd-text, but the version I have (9.0.7) only shows artist and song title info, not composer, etc.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: Ruairi O'Flaherty on January 20, 2011, 04:12:16 pm
Hi Mark,

My trick is Mac only unfortunately -

- Place the cd in the drive
- Open the Terminal (found in Applications)
- type "drutil cdtext" and you will se all cd text present on the disc.

While you're at why not verify the ISRC codes by typing "drutil subchannel"

Cheers,
Ruairi

Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: SafeandSound on January 21, 2011, 08:50:40 am
Without wishing to sound condescending, it might be worth investing in a professional application as you are charging people money for your services. The printing of a disk report with all cue information, CD Text and ISRC should be a basic and standard procedure for a client as well as a vital QC control for yourself.
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: bblackwood on January 21, 2011, 09:58:30 am
SafeandSound wrote on Fri, 21 January 2011 07:50

Without wishing to sound condescending, it might be worth investing in a professional application as you are charging people money for your services. The printing of a disk report with all cue information, CD Text and ISRC should be a basic and standard procedure for a client as well as a vital QC control for yourself.

Is this not what he's here trying to do?

Here's a hint, if you have to start a thought with the phrase "without wishing to sound condescending", you're probably sounding condescending.
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: TotalSonic on January 21, 2011, 10:13:57 am
Regarding options for reading CD Text on PC -
I've been using Plextor Plextools, Exact Audio Copy, and Sonoris DDP Creator.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: zenmastering on January 24, 2011, 02:34:44 am
Mark,

You're a Pyramix user, no?

Insert the CD and choose 'Import' from the Project menu. Open the CD import window and go to it...

Once the CD TOC is read you'll see whether or not you have CD-Text on the disc. You don't have to actually import the audio on the disc, just read the CD-Tet and ISRC.

Cheers,

Graemme
Title: Re: CD text and how to check that it's there
Post by: bigaudioblowhard on January 24, 2011, 12:46:27 pm
Without wishing to sound condescending, I agree with BB.

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