Funny, Stacey didn't read the thread title, trsidn didn't read the message body.
No big deal... just if it's on the disk, and the stuff that's on the disk is *correct*, why not? Downloading the cover art is good, but on my collection Gracenote doesn't have about a 1/3 of it. Besides, WMP uses the, whatzit, BMG database which I've never known to be wrong.
No big deal... just if it's on the disk, and the stuff that's on the disk is *correct*, why not?
Depends upon the disc. Only some of the newer CDs stores the artist and titles on the disc and this isn't actually part of the CD-audio standard. It's only used on a later CD-text standard (1996) and only some CD-players will look for that info in the lead-in area. Online databases require a computed ID number based upon number of tracks, their run-times and order. This ID is then what the software/player then refers to online to get the artist & title info. That's why if you look at the directory listing of a CD in Explorer, it'll only show track1, track2, track3, etc. The artist and titles are extra info that may or may not be on any particular disc.
Originally Posted by Stacey
I don't know about iTunes, but in WinMP I can opt out of that download stuff.
Yeah, iTunes has a preferences option where you can turn off the online downloading of CD info.
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I rip discs, but I don't use a portable player so it's not much of a concern for me. I just deal with folders and file names.
I haven't used the feature but I believe that Zortam MP3 Media studio has a feature that will let you edit the tags that appear in portable media player screens. You can find both the free & pro download at www.zortam.com