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CUE: Title Length

I have ripped the CD "2 Many DJ's - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2" with EAC and wonder why the title is truncated after 80 characters? Is the CD-Text limited to this length? An can I leave out the PERFORMER and TITLE information and/or restore the CD later on a Mac OSX ? Thank you! Kasper

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PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
TITLE "As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2"
FILE "2 Many DJ's - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2.wav" WAVE
 TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Peter Gunn (Live); Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head..."
   PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 10:00:17
 TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away"
   PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
   INDEX 01 12:49:64

CUE: Title Length

Reply #1
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I have ripped the CD "2 Many DJ's - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2" with EAC and wonder why the title is truncated after 80 characters? Is the CD-Text limited to this length? An can I leave out the PERFORMER and TITLE information and/or restore the CD later on a Mac OSX ? Thank you! Kasper

Code: [Select]
PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
TITLE "As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2"
FILE "2 Many DJ's - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt.2.wav" WAVE
 TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Peter Gunn (Live); Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head..."
   PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 10:00:17
 TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away"
   PERFORMER "2 Many DJ's"
   INDEX 01 12:49:64

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I see your problem. You are putting the track's artist and title in the tag for titles. Here's what I would do:
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PERFORMER "Various Artists"
TITLE "As Heard on Radio Soulwax (Part 2): Mixed by 2 Many DJ's"
FILE "As Heard on Radio Soulwax (Part 2) - 2 Many DJ's.wav" WAVE
 TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Peter Gunn (Live); Where's Your Head [there's enough space now]"
   PERFORMER "Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Basement Jaxx"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 10:00:17
 TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Fuck the Pain Away"
   PERFORMER "Peaches"
   INDEX 01 12:49:64


It looks like there's a hidden track there, if you want to unhide it, change INDEX 00 to INDEX 01 and INDEX 01 to INDEX 02. The reason for the methods above is because the CD is a Various Artists CD and therefore each track is performed by different performers/artists/composers. The CD-Text fields can store up to 80 bytes each (this translates to 80 single-byte characters, like Roman letters; or only 40 Japanese/Chinese Kanji; or between 40 and 80 characters if the character set is mixed-byte, like Thai or Arabic (I think)).

PS: There's even another CD-TEXT field, called SONGWRITER, that's not used by CD rippers.

CUE: Title Length

Reply #2
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I see your problem. You are putting the track's artist and title in the tag for titles. Here's what I would do:

Code: [Select]
PERFORMER "Various Artists"
TITLE "As Heard on Radio Soulwax (Part 2): Mixed by 2 Many DJ's"
FILE "As Heard on Radio Soulwax (Part 2) - 2 Many DJ's.wav" WAVE
 TRACK 01 AUDIO
   TITLE "Peter Gunn (Live); Where's Your Head [there's enough space now]"
   PERFORMER "Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Basement Jaxx"
   INDEX 00 00:00:00
   INDEX 01 10:00:17
 TRACK 02 AUDIO
   TITLE "Fuck the Pain Away"
   PERFORMER "Peaches"
   INDEX 01 12:49:64


Thank you, this is a good idea!

 

CUE: Title Length

Reply #3
The MMC-3 specs say:

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The size of a character string is recommended to be less than 160 bytes.

The string requires a terminator, which leaves 159 bytes free.

 
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