I would like to read CD-TEXT from my CDs when ripping, to keep and to use. However, my drives can’t seem to do it. I’ve tried Exact Audio Copy and mediatools on two Windows 10 PCs, and cd-info and python-audio-tools on a Linux laptop. There’s usually no problem extracting ISRCs. I’ve tried updating firmware when possible.
I don’t have any CD that I know for a fact has CD-TEXT, but I’ve tried several. Is CD-TEXT actually not very common? If someone could tell me a release that they know has CD-TEXT and that I could get at a Swedish library, that would be very helpful.
I used to think my drive could read CD-TEXT, but now I realize that might just have been automatic freedb imports or something. Or it stopped working, I’m not sure. Does a freedb entry like this one mean the disc has CD-TEXT?
To summarize, I need
- help concluding if any of the discs I tried is likely to have had CD-TEXT in the first place
- if they did, some guidance on what to do to get CD-TEXT working on one of my drives.
Thanks for all the help I can get!
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