Recently I burnt some CD so I can listen to some music while driving my car. My CD player plays the music but I would like to see which track are being played. The screen does not show it up. Track/album/artist titles are unknown but my PC shows it up. I looked into my CD player specifications and founded a page where supported formats were written. Downloaded Mp3tag and tried to modify my files in options menu acording to the requirements. I saw a video tutorial on YouTube and i copied the steps. Unfortunately it did not show any information on my CD player screen. There are some terms which I do not understand. Can somebody tell me please how to do it correctly? What check and uncheck in options menu?
Also I need to mention that after saving I burnt it in Windows Media Player. Does it effect the results?
My CD player specifications
-USB or memory file format: FAT32 //probably not important
-MP3 bit rate(date rate): 32-320 Kbps and VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
-Directory nesting up to a maximum of 8 levels
-Number of albums/folders: 99 (Max)
-Number of tracks/tittles: 999 (Max)
-ID3 tag v2.0 or later
-File name in Unicode UTF8 (maximum length: 128 bytes)
Unsupported MP3 Disc Format:
-Empty albums:an empty album is an album that does not contain MP3 files, and is not be shown in the display
-Unsupported file formats are skipped. For example, Word documents(.doc) or Mp3 files with extension.dlf are ignored and not played
-AAC,WMV,PCM audio files
Supported MP3 Disc Format:
-Maximum title number: 512(depending on file name lenght)
-Maximum album number: 255
-Supported sampling frequencies: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
-Supported Bit-rates: 32-320Kbps and variable bit rate
Thank you for your answers.
This does not say a lot about the tags.
If the tags still do not show, see
about the tag encoding.
Thank you very much. I wont be able to burn new CD until 2 weeks so I will write later if it worked or not.
Is this OK?
What does the APE mean? Should I worry about it?
What you might check is if the player supports UTF-16 for ID3v2.3. If in doubt, this default setting should be changed to ISO-8859-1 for a test disk. From your screenshot I see you may have already done that. Don't forget to save the files after changing that option.
Ok I will test that thanks.
So I just tested the UTF-16 ID3v2.3 option and it did not work. Also I forgot to mention that I already tried the ISO-8859-1 option before I registered on this forums and it also did not work. I followed this tutorial on youtube:
The settings for best results are usually:
read and remove for all tag types (you are currently missing the V2 remove)
write only V1 and V2.
Also, you should check your files for integrity (just as a precaution) with mp3val and/or mp3diags and or foobar2000 (all freeware).
Just to be clear, the CD is being burned as a data CD, right? If you are burning an audio CD, where you have just ~74 minutes of audio only, not files, then your tags will not matter.
You might try different burning software. I use ImgBurn.
I already tried ImgBurn. ImgBurn writes CD-TEXT not ID3 on disc. Here is a link to the ImgBurn forum where I discussed this problem. My CD player does not support CD-TEXT.
What do you burn: native CD format (often called music CD) or a data disc with mp3 files on it?
The native CD format does not support any tags. Additional information can only be stored in CD-TEXT.
What does your car player show?
I burned native CD format. Edited tags in Mp3tag as mentioned above and burned in Windows Media Player as a audio CD. So I guess I need to burn it as a data CD? Then it will show all the information...
My car player plays the music but it does not show track name, artist and album. Like so:
Try to burn it as data cd. Then, hopefully, you will see the tag information.
It worked! Now it shows the information. Thank you all for your help.