Old 4th July 2006, 07:03   #1
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CD Track info - how do I get Winamp to show it?

Was a little annoyed when I tried to hear a store-bought audio cd and saw Winamp identify (for lack of a better word) all the tracks as Track 1, Track 2, etc.

My friend put the same CD into his PC seconds later and his Musicmatch 8.0 had all the cd tracks named perfectly. He wasn't online or anything; Musicmatch just read the data off the cd.

How can I get Winamp to do this? BTW I'm using v5.09.
Thanks in advance...
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Old 4th July 2006, 07:13   #2
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its in the winamp wishlist and has been there forever.

its pretty useless anyway since we have gracenote, so its not high in priority.

you can purchase this plug-in for 5 euros which will make winamp do that.
http://cdtextplugin.matthias-jentsch.de
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Old 4th July 2006, 10:17   #3
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Originally posted by Rocker
its in the winamp wishlist and has been there forever.

its pretty useless anyway since we have gracenote, so its not high in priority.


Do you have to be online to use gracenote? Because I tried it offline and it didn't do anything...
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Old 4th July 2006, 10:27   #4
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Well, yeah. As it is an online CD database.

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Old 4th July 2006, 18:48   #5
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Originally posted by Rocker
its in the winamp wishlist and has been there forever.

its pretty useless anyway since we have gracenote, so its not high in priority.

you can purchase this plug-in for 5 euros which will make winamp do that.
http://cdtextplugin.matthias-jentsch.de
How do I get this plug-in to work? All it did was make the track titles "CD Track 1" instead of the previous "Track 1."

I upgraded my Winamp to version 5.24 in case that was the problem but it made no difference. I have to say it's quite annoying that after so much time and SO MANY plugins Winamp still can't do what bloatware like Musicmatch can do right from the start with no tweaking.
And I paid for Winamp

Anyway -- any other suggestions for my cd track problem?
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Old 4th July 2006, 19:09   #6
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FIXED IT!!

Funny thing: on the CD-Text plugin website, it mentions to make sure that Vladimir Kopjov's CD Reader plugin is NOT installed or else it won't work. Given that I didn't have that installed (but CD Text didn't work regardless) I got rid of the CD-Text plugin and installed the CD Reader and that one works perfectly...

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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Old 5th July 2006, 10:52   #7
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???

vladimir's plug-in reads freedb last time i checked which is still an online service.(but it backs it up to cdplayer.ini)
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Old 6th July 2006, 10:00   #8
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Sadly, FreeDB has died.

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Old 6th July 2006, 11:10   #9
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Freedb2 is alive.

If possible in the cdreader config change the url from freedb.freedb.org... to freedb2.org... to switch.
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Old 6th July 2006, 12:49   #10
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For the present you might want to download the complete database and use it offline.
From what I remember this can be done in at least CDex, EAC and Feurio. Not sure about Foobar.
Feurio can present the whole database in a fully searchable form if this is useful to you.

The database to June is available from a variety of mirrors(see http://www.freedb.org/modules.php?na...ticle&artid=12 )
or as a torrent(see http://tracker.freedb.org/ ).
Size is 344MB, the mirror I chose was very good, the d/l took less then 10 mins.

For the time being it looks like there is no real time updating, but the monthly updates are planned to continue(?)

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