873 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2007 6:37 PM by rimi
I don't see how, you are saying you burned an MP3 formatted disc and able to play FROM the disc instead of adding to your library?
Here is an example, take some songs and burn into a standard audio CD. Now put that disc in, and notice how it shows up on the left, and you can play those songs directly from the disc. Then go to your iTunes preferences, switch to the MP3 format and burn the same CD - and you'll see that the disc does not show up in iTunes. Only the Finder...
I was wondering for a long time how to read MP3 CDs on my iTunes too. Stupid me that did not explored deeper.
After reading this post I saw that if you record the MP3 or data CDs/DVDs from iTunes the program will place a special hidden file withing the CD (which is called ContentDB.xml). That is the file that it is needed to let iTunes load the CD for your.
While the CD structure is kind of odd with all the songs numbered in sequece instead of in a tree structure with artist folders it will play well in any computer because when you load it it will use the ID3 Tags to organize you songs.
Thanks for the hints,