I suppose I knew this all along, but I never got round to following it through. Ever since one of Ann’s CDs showed the track information when it played in the Mondeo, I’ve been wondering how it was done. Well, it’s called ‘CD-text’ and I’d vaguely heard of the concept, but had never found a use for it. The good news is that the Hi-Fi in the car supports it. So, after a lot of experimentation, I burned a normal CD together with CD-text (using MediaMonkey) and all the tracks showed up on the display – how brilliant is that!!
Better than that though, is the fact that I can simply drag-n-drop MP3s onto a CD and that plays too – complete with all the track information as in the photograph above – not because of CD-text, but presumably, because it reads the MP3 tags – brilliant again!
I’ve also discovered that if I have a CD that doesn’t have cd-text embedded in it, I can sample it in MediaMonkey and the software will offer to add the CD-text as part of the burning process – double brilliant!!
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!