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Anyone know why the track names of only the first few songs on burnt CDs are displayed on the radio? I can't figure it out. For maybe the first 7 or 8 songs I get the tracknames, and the rest of them just display the track number and time.

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assuming they are downloaded from something like napster-- they all (each song)weren't encoded with the title or artist when they were "shared"... I have a few CDs I burned and they are like that.
 

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yea but if I were to rearrange the tracks, reburn the CD, then the first few tracks will still be shown. It's not an issue with how the songs were encoded. The radio just doesn't show the CD text when you get past something like track 7. It's different on every CD, sometimes it'll be until track 6 or 8.

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I have also had the same problem, they play fine but once u get past 7 or so it does stop naming the tracks, also sometimes if you go to fast thru songs it wont show them either... hmm odd
 

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I'll look for this.

What radio do you have? I have the 6 cd changer. Also, are these CDs copies of CDs or a bunch of wav files thrown on it?

Honestly, I didn't even notice the thing showed the song title so I'll take a look at it tonight.
 

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And the CDs are audio CDs with MP3 files on them. Not MP3 CDs, regular audio CDs.
I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about here. "Audio CDs with MP3 files on them?" :confused:

I haven't been able to make my player display track names at all, so maybe if you can tell me how you've been doing that I can check. Also, all the CDs in my car are copies. I learned my lesson after having all of them stolen in the spring.
 

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Lucius said:
I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about here. "Audio CDs with MP3 files on them?" :confused:

I haven't been able to make my player display track names at all, so maybe if you can tell me how you've been doing that I can check.

When you burn MP3 files onto a CD in audio format, you can edit the header for the file which includes track title, artist, and album title. The CD player reads that info and displays it.

Mine is like everybody elses. The info displays automatically for a few tracks, then stops. After that, you have to press "DISP" to get the info to cycle on the display.
 

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otcpharm said:
When you burn MP3 files onto a CD in audio format, you can edit the header for the file which includes track title, artist, and album title. The CD player reads that info and displays it.

Mine is like everybody elses. The info displays automatically for a few tracks, then stops. After that, you have to press "DISP" to get the info to cycle on the display.
Pressing DISP doesn't even work for me. You know what's funny, I was listening to some older CDs that I burned a while ago, and all the names showed up on the display. I think it has something to do with the CD. Right now I'm using Memorex and I'm having the problem. The older CDs were a different type, not sure if they were the same brand or not, but definitely not the ones I'm using now.

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otcpharm said:
When you burn MP3 files onto a CD in audio format, you can edit the header for the file which includes track title, artist, and album title. The CD player reads that info and displays it.
Are you talking about the ID3 tags? I didn't even know the thing could play MP3s. Have to check that out.
 

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Lucius said:
Are you talking about the ID3 tags? I didn't even know the thing could play MP3s. Have to check that out.
It doesn't play MP3s. I said "When you burn MP3 files onto a CD in audio format", not in data format.
 

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Pressing DISP doesn't even work for me. You know what's funny, I was listening to some older CDs that I burned a while ago, and all the names showed up on the display.

Mike
Now it's getting interesting.

I've got several different brands of discs and they all do the same thing, and the DISP button works for them all.

I noticed last night that if I let it play through the later tracks, the info doesn't show, but if I page through them with the skip button, the track info shows up.

Curiouser and curiouser.
 

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It doesn't play MP3s. I said "When you burn MP3 files onto a CD in audio format", not in data format.

I don't mean to be an ass, but MP3 is an audio format. That's where the confusion came for me.

So I'm assuming then that you have been converting the MP3s to wavs?

I'm just trying to get clarification. So the player only displays info for "mix CDs" if you will, not a copied CD or a regular CD? It has to be a CD you created yourself, track by track?
 

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Lucius said:
I don't mean to be an ass, but MP3 is an audio format. That's where the confusion came for me.

So I'm assuming then that you have been converting the MP3s to wavs?

I'm just trying to get clarification. So the player only displays info for "mix CDs" if you will, not a copied CD or a regular CD? It has to be a CD you created yourself, track by track?
MP3 is merely a lossy compression scheme - MPEG Audio Layer 3 - that is applied to an audio file. It functions is a fashion similar to the base MPEG (MPG videos). Hence, it is technically a data format.

You can burn MP3 files to disc in two ways - as audio or as data. Since we seem to be arguing semantics, I'll remove the shortcuts - the raw audio data that was ripped and compressed into an MP3 file is rewritten onto a CD as uncompressed CD audio, not as the native MP3 data file.

No, they are not being converted to wav files - the CD player can't read those any more than it can MP3 files. They are being burned back onto the CD as CD audio. The software doing the burning uncompresses the MP3 and converts the analog audio data back into the original digital form as it is written onto the CD.

As to the "mix CDs" question, that is correct as far as I have seen. None of my original (purchased) CDs have supplied data, but that doesn't mean they don't exist - others may have newer CDs that provide song data.
 

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Song Titiles

I have made one mix CD from digital files on my PC using Nero. Just before the burn process Nero displays a dialog where you can enter the song title and artist information. When i play this CD in the 6CD changer system in my G6 it only displays the song title and artist when the Disp button is pressed. I do not know which CD display mode will display the titles and or artist information saved with the CD. The only info it displays automaticlly is the CD's title.
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When I burn my cds I just drag the files over to my program (Roxio), before you burn the cds click the disc at once tab and the write cd text tab as well and presto the names are burned on the cd. But the only way I've found to have them all displayed is to burn the cd at a lower speed (40x and under), dunnno y this affects it but it seems to be working pretty good so far!
 
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