Cd Changer - Title & Track Display

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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
 

moneyman

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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
 

clegsr

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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.
 

fyonn

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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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