How to Burn an Audio CD With CD Text
By Justin Wash
Many modern CD players (standalone, car or otherwise) support the use of "CD Text," which supplies the player with information about the songs on an audio CD, such as artist, title information and song length. Many burned or customized CDs will not possess this text, because many CD burning software suites do not burn this information automatically. However, most modern CD burning software supports this feature. Burn your next audio CD with CD Text to take advantage of this system.
Open your preferred audio CD burning software and select a play list of songs that you wish to burn to a CD. Insert a blank CD into your burning drive.
Turn on CD Text using iTunes by clicking the "Burn" button at the bottom of the play list window. Under the "Audio CD" tab, select "Use CD Text." Click "Burn" and iTunes will burn your CD along with extra information about the tracks you selected.
Turn on CD Text using Nero Burning ROM by creating a play list of the songs you wish to burn. Be certain that any information about the songs is presented in the play list window. If not, this information will not be burned, so add it manually if necessary. When the information is present, click "Burn", and Nero will burn your CD with the information you provided.
Turn on CD Text using Toast Titanium using a slightly more roundabout method. Create a play list of the songs that you wish to burn to a CD under the "Create Audio CD" tab. When you have your play list set up the way you like, select "Burn as BIN/CUE" from the Record menu and save a BIN and CUE file in a convenient location on your hard drive.
To burn your CD using CD Text, click "Burn CD from BIN/CUE" from the Record menu. A dialog box will appear with multiple options for burning your CD. Select "Use CD Text" and click "Burn." Toast will burn your CD and any information about the included songs.
- CD Text information is only displayed if your CD player supports it. Be sure you CD player allows this feature before burning any CDs with CD Text.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., Justin Wash began his professional writing career in 2004 with an online freelance copywriting business. Over the years, he has written for a myriad of clients including China-Vasion and The Executives Closet.