8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2012 4:13 AM by ed2345
StepForward Level 1 Level 1

The following message keeps appearing "iTunes cannot get  CD track names for songs that were not imported using iTunes.  To allow iTunes to look for CD track names for this song, import the song again using iTunes."  I did originally use iTunes to do the original import.  I do not have the original CDs anymore as I have shifted house.  How do I get iTunes to recognise that the import was done using iTunes?  Please help.


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Reply by ed2345 on Jul 30, 2012 7:00 PM Helpful

iTunes remembers what CDs it has seen before by storing the information in a file called CDInfo.CIDB.  It is located in Appdata, not in your iTunes library.

 

If that file has gotten deleted, or if you have changed computer since the original import, iTunes will not "know" that it originally imported those files. 

 

Has anything changed since you did the import?

Reply by ed2345 on Jul 31, 2012 4:06 AM Helpful

OK, not clear where the file may have gone, but I am a little confused about what is going on.  Are you saying you imported from CD at one time, did not get track names but lived with it, and now you have moved house and want to get the track names? 

 

At the time you originally imported, did iTunes "recognize" the tracks on the CD?

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  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7

    iTunes remembers what CDs it has seen before by storing the information in a file called CDInfo.CIDB.  It is located in Appdata, not in your iTunes library.

     

    If that file has gotten deleted, or if you have changed computer since the original import, iTunes will not "know" that it originally imported those files. 

     

    Has anything changed since you did the import?

  • StepForward Level 1 Level 1

    I don't think anything has changed.  I tried to sync the new songs from the CDs to the iPod, could this have changed the import/export settings?

  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7

    OK, not clear where the file may have gone, but I am a little confused about what is going on.  Are you saying you imported from CD at one time, did not get track names but lived with it, and now you have moved house and want to get the track names? 

     

    At the time you originally imported, did iTunes "recognize" the tracks on the CD?

  • StepForward Level 1 Level 1

    No they were labelled Track 1, Track 2 etc.. when I originally did the import.  But I put that down to the fact that I was staying at a friends house who had no internet so it didn't go off and get the titles automatically as per usual.  I just figured I would be able to correct it later when I had a bit more time and had set up my internet.  Moving house is rather disruptive so there has been a time hiatus of a couple of weeks inbetween original import and now me trying to correct it.

  • the fiend Level 6 Level 6

    (If I can just step in...)

    StepForward wrote:

     

    No they were labelled Track 1, Track 2 etc.. when I originally did the import.  But I put that down to the fact that I was staying at a friends house who had no internet so it didn't go off and get the titles automatically as per usual.

    Yes, that's what happened.

     

    StepForward wrote:

     

    I just figured I would be able to correct it later when I had a bit more time and had set up my internet.

    Ah! No, you cannot do that once the album is imported.

     

    If this is just one album, you can type in the titles etc. yourself simply by editing the songs in your iTunes Library. Alternatively, delete the albums and then import them again (as the message stated), this time using the Get Track Names facility.

  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7

    StepForward wrote:

     

    No they were labelled Track 1, Track 2 etc.. when I originally did the import.  But I put that down to the fact that I was staying at a friends house who had no internet so it didn't go off and get the titles automatically as per usual.  I just figured I would be able to correct it later when I had a bit more time and had set up my internet.  Moving house is rather disruptive so there has been a time hiatus of a couple of weeks inbetween original import and now me trying to correct it.

    StepForward,

     

    Yes, that is normally the function of the Advanced > Get Track Names function.  It can get track names even without the CD present, by querying CDDB based on its "memory" of the CD.  (I just tried this, so I have to disagree with my friend Fiend.)

     

    It is possible that your CDInfo.CIDB file is messed up.  It is also possible that CDDB does not recognize the CD, so even with Internet all you get is Track 01, etc.

     

    Unless you are talking about mucho CDs where this happened, you may just want to manually edit the track names.

  • the fiend Level 6 Level 6

    Ed,

     

    I stand corrected.

     

    But it's all good, healthy debate.

  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7

    But it's all good, healthy debate.

    No worries. We are all just trying to help the users.