Cd Changer - Title & Track Display

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by topdown, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. topdown

    topdown Active Member

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    Have Comand APS on a Dec 04 CLK 320 with 6 disc CD changer - old type with the 6 disc cassette and UHI phone.

    Head unit is a 2098203889, soft ware version is dated year / week 04/42.

    When playing normal original music CDs there is no Title track information on comand, but with a brand new original music CD - 'Elvis' the CD title and individual tracks are displayed on comand.

    I noted in the comand handbook that if the CD has music and data the title and track information will be displayed.

    Is this a new format for music cds and if so when did it cut in?

    Is there a way of formating music cds say from Itunes that will show track and title?

    Can this unit be upgraded to play MP3?

    If I fit an ipod kit do I have to remove the glove box CD player or can I be greedy and have both.


    rgds
     
  2. moneyman

    moneyman Active Member

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    I have made up some compilation cd's from cd's that I have loaded onto the computer to then load onto an mp3 player. The program used to go onto the internet and auto download the cd title and track names. When I made the compilation cd's up they show track title on the comand where as the original didn't.

    Don't know if this helps

    Regards

    Steve
     
  3. clegsr

    clegsr Active Member

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    More likely the Car unit is reading CDtext which most newer Sony Cd's have burnt into them - you can burn the CD text yourself (if your CD burner supports it using Nero by reading this but it is a bit tricky to set up.
     
  4. fyonn

    fyonn Active Member

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    yeah, it's likely to be a sony cd. Sony are one of the few labels that put cd text on their cd's. they've been doing so for years, you've probaby just not noticed before :)
     

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