Tuesday, July 7, 2009

iTunes and CD TEXT data: FAIL

Filed under: What were they thinking!

The last hour or so has been wasted by banging my head against the wall trying to figure out why iTunes (and Windows Media Player, for that matter) wouldn't recognize the track information I'd burned to the CD (a dataset called CD TEXT). What's *completely* annoying as a music producer is that iTunes ignores by design(!!) this basic set of data. It's a lot of information, and I hate (HATE!) systemic redundancies, especially "there's GOT to be a way to do this!" timewasters like this one.

I cannot fathom, other than OMG PIRATZ!1!, what the engineers were thinking when they ignored even the option to import CD data from the CD TEXT fields.

FAIL for shame, Apple.


Anonymous said...

On a Mac, use Doug's Applescript

Anonymous said...

Lots of good that does for PC users. Bad application design. I wonder if this is something like Job's stupid crusade against Flash?