MP3 to CDA

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Hajh, May 21, 2006.

  1. Hajh

    Hajh Guest

    When burning MP3's to a CD using Windows Media Player, they become CDA files
    on the CD.

    All of my MP3's have song title, artist name etc in the Properties of each
    file, however, when converted to CDA on the disk, they play just fine but all
    tract and artist data is lost. They just show up as Track01.cda, Tract
    02.cda, etc.

    Is there a way to burn MP3's to CD and retain the title, artist information?

    Thank you,
    Hajh, May 21, 2006
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  2. There aren't CDA files as such. CDA is just pointers to physical tracks
    on an audio CD.

    The CD Red Book standard is very old and doesn't allow the same
    flexibility of naming and tagging as data CDs. There is the option of
    using "CD Text" to work within that old standard, but it's not supported
    by WMP. You'd have to burn audio CDs with different software.
    Mike Williams, May 21, 2006
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  3. Hajh

    Hajh Guest

    Thanks Mike, I guess that about seals it. Any suggestions as to which
    software you might recommend that would migrate the MP3 file data (title,
    artist, etc) so that it is visible on a burned CD?
    Hajh, May 21, 2006
  4. I've heard that Nero does it, but you could just google on "CD Text".
    It's not a feature that has interested me so i haven't gone looking for
    anything that supports it.
    Mike Williams, May 21, 2006
  5. If there were more hardware devices in the market that supported CD Text, I
    am sure there would be more demand/support for it. More device manufacturers
    are starting to support it, but they are few and far between.
    Jeremy Knudsen [MS], May 22, 2006
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