Basic Audio CD window is open, all 13 audio tracks have been added to the list and I’m able to create a CD from them.
When I first played the CD I noticed that the Windows Media Player showed ‘Track1’ ‘unknown artist’ and ‘unknown Album [actual creation data and time]’’. Oh! I exclaimed, I forgot to add the metadata… So I went back to the audio files interface, clicked on each of the 13 open files, double-clicked the Metadata tab above and up comes the list of meta fields. There is no field for Album I dutifully filled in the Title: and Artist: field on each file and saved it.
I assumed that the list of entries in the Basic Audio CD window were just pointers to the actual files that were dragged there earlier. I kinda confirmed this by increasing the level of one of the files and burning a CD which resulted in the level of the selection reflecting what I did to the file. I did save the .cd file after changes were made too. Do I have to delete and re-drag/time all the tracks into the tool whenever they change?
So, I burned another ‘test’ CD … and played it again with the Windows Media Player … and I Still* get the same ‘unknown artist/album’ and ‘Track#’ messages.
A) Where do I enter the Album title info? Even iTunes (which is free) can do this, surely for $400 WL7 can, right?
B) Why aren’t my changes to the metadata of the files being included in the data when creating the CD? Do I need to create a DDP image for the metadata to attach properly?
Oh, and your [expletive deleted] help file states that you can use the little arrow/questionmark icon (the one that only shows up on the menu bar if you stretch the window to almost full screen size) to get more info on the metafile fields … well, it doesn’t work with a pop-up menu (File Attributes (WAV-BWF)) so there is no clarification as to what Time and Originator Reference are based on, for example.
I continue to be frustrated with my WL7 investment.