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From Production Department – How to get music track names to show up in various music players

Getting music track names to show up in various music players If you have tried to create a Music CD, you may have noticed when you play it that the track names show up as “Track 1, Track 2, …” or even with names you’ve never heard of before or never intended to use.

Depending on the music player you are using, your CD will display differently. In order to get your tracks to display for everyone, you will have to use the following methods: CD-Text CD-Text allows you to use a simple CD-burning software such as Toast or Nero to specify the names of your tracks and album.

Any devices that are CD-Text compatible will display this information when the track is being played. CD-Text typically doesn’t work with Computer based Music CD players and other methods must be used based on the software you want your CD to work with. iTunes (Gracenotes)

Insert your CD into a computer and run the iTunes application. Click on your CD under the Devices section and the tracks should load in the player list. Select one track at a time and select File > Get Info from the menu. Change the information for the album, track, artist, etc, and click OK. Repeat this for each track. When you are finished, select Advanced > Submit CD Track Names and fill in the remaining details and click OK to submit your changes to the Gracenotes database. It may take a few days for information to be available to the world. Windows Media Player Insert your CD into your PC and run Windows Media Player. Select the CD from the media list. Right-click on the CD in the media list and select Find Album Info. When the information loads for the CD, click Edit. Make the changes to the CD as required and click Done. You may have to submit this information from up to 5 different computers before it shows up for everyone.

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