Maybe I'm missing something. So...If the CD title and track information doesn't exist in the CDDB Server Audition will only extract the cd audio with "CD Track 1..." etc. Why doesn;t it extract the track namesmastered on the audio cd????
If I rip the CD using Windows Media Player, windows media player is able to read the Audio CD Data that is embedded on the audio CD. So as a work around I constantly have to use Windows Media Player to rip the CD and then import the audio back to Audition. Really don;t need the extra step.
It seems you need to make an improvement to the why Audition Extracts audio from the CD since not all titles are available on the CDDB Server.
It would be a nice enhancement if you program Auditon to extract not only the audio but the title information on the CD and also have an option to select that insterad of always pointing to the CDDB Server.
A couple of points:
All the CDDB databases are currently inaccessible (for the last couple of years). If you google this, you'll find out what happened. But this means that no downloadable information is available at all.
And, it's relatively few CDs that actually use the metadata titling facility. Even major producers like Sony don't - well not consistently anyway. If a creator uses DDP (like Sonoris, for instance) to send the CD data direct to the glass mastering machine then it's relatively straightforward to include all the data in the file. But if you go down a more conventional route, then it's all got to be handled separately. Since so few CD players can actually display this stuff anyway, a lot of producers simply don't bother to include it.
As CDs appear to be a dying medium, it's very unlikely that any effort at all will be made on data extraction.
Thanks for the reply. Need to correct you on a couple points. May want to google this. LOL
CDDB servers are not dead. Freedb was taken down and now resides @ https://gnudb.org/. Take a peak.
If CDDB servers were dead then the option in Adobe Audition to retrieve titles wouldn't work at all, but it does and only if the info was submitted to the server/service. However, the track titles always work when using Windows Media Player. Hmmmm....How interesting that happens.
So this brings us to an important point. Are CD's dead. Not really, no more than vinyl is dead. 33.4 Million CDs where published last year. In total over a billion CD's were published since 1999. Where are these CD? They are everywhere collectors look for them, same with vinyl. Can't even count the number of vinyl records have been presses let along the high demand for 78 recordings that are out of publication.
So, the big question remains, why can't Adobe read meta/title data embedded in the CD. Most if not all CDs have data related to titles and information on the CD that where professionally published by any record label. That's why they appear when you use Windows Media Player to rip the CD, but not in Adobe unfortunately.
Yes, you are probably right on one point, Adobe will probably not address the issue.
Anyway. Hope this helps. Happy Collecting. Best, J
I said CDs appear to be a dying medium, not dead. Here is the evidence. They've had a slight blip last year as a part of their death throes, but as a medium they're in the same league as vinyl and cassettes. People keep going on about a renaissance of these old formats, but ultimately all formats go the same way - some faster than others (Minidisc springs to mind). There are a few die-hard advocates clinging desperately to the wreckage for each one, but that's about it.