Hi Goran, 

Most dvd writers has cd text enabled and you can check this via nero etc.  But you're right that cd text is not a true standard and setup for all units. Mostly its there but no method to display it.

In computers the online databases essentially use the cd frames as reference and not the cd text.  Eclipse made a very light piece of xp software that would show the cd toc and cd text which is very handy.  

There is an itunes script too that can look up the cd text on the disc too. 

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Date:         Wed, 28 May 2014 08:43:33 
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Weird cd text problem

Shai Drori:

> The problem is this. On some of the cd text capable 
> players the info doesn't show. On some it does. On 3 different 
> running either XP or win7 the info does not show (one computer 
> showed the disc as empty and ready to burn). WTF?

No computer optical drive will display CD text because CD text is not 
read at all afaik.

The only way to see this information on the computer is to upload the 
information to the free databases out there. 

And without internet access nothing can be seen.

CD Text only works in dedicated players, mostly car type CD players, 
and there is no way to know if the implementation is correct.

Thus what can be seen goes from nothing to everything being displayed 

Best regards,

Goran Finnberg
The Mastering Room AB

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