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Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:08 pm
by electrodaddy
gphofa wrote: We will discuss if we should always hide the genre column if it is existing but empty. Maybe this will become an additional option in DDP Player Maker.
Hi,

I only use Wavelab to produce DDPs and use HOFA Player Maker to distribute for client approval. The bug in v1.09 worked great for me! Can I request that HOFA ignores empty columns? If this can be better handled in Wavelab then I would like to request this too!

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:53 pm
by Justin P
So, is there no way for a future Wavelab to leave this field completely empty like it does with other fields when no text is entered like songwriter, composer etc?

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:32 pm
by electrodaddy
Jperkinski wrote:So, is there no way for a future Wavelab to leave this field completely empty like it does with other fields when no text is entered like songwriter, composer etc?
Yes please

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:40 pm
by PG
FYI, I have requested some insight about this to Gear, which is specialist on the topic.

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:47 am
by Rat
Some more information: It may be that this is not only a WL issue.

I assist a well known replication company with technical issues. In this context, I received a DDP prepared from Sequo*a by another professional mastering engineer.

That had CD Text, but some fields were deliberately left empty ... for example, track artist and track message are deliberately blank. However, the latest version (V1.0.14) HOFA player displays those columns (ie some blank/empty R-W subcodes). Genre was not displayed.

For commercial confidentiality reasons, I cannot pass on specifics like screenshots or CDTEXT.bin files of anything to do with this this DDP.

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:03 am
by gphofa
Hi!

To me that empty Genre entry still makes no sense as it is not necessary. The total memory space that can be used for CD-Text is pretty small, so in cases where you have a lot of text, this useless entry could make the difference if it fits on the CD or not.

As we want to minimize any confusion for the end users and as we don't know if this will be changed in Wavelab, we have decided that with the next update of HOFA DDP-Player any empty columns will be hidden in the tracklist table.
It will take some time until that update is available, but I will post it in this thread when it is released.


Best Regards,
Gregor Pogatzki
HOFA-Plugins

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:14 pm
by Justin P
gphofa wrote:Hi!

To me that empty Genre entry still makes no sense as it is not necessary. The total memory space that can be used for CD-Text is pretty small, so in cases where you have a lot of text, this useless entry could make the difference if it fits on the CD or not.

As we want to minimize any confusion for the end users and as we don't know if this will be changed in Wavelab, we have decided that with the next update of HOFA DDP-Player any empty columns will be hidden in the tracklist table.
It will take some time until that update is available, but I will post it in this thread when it is released.


Best Regards,
Gregor Pogatzki
HOFA-Plugins
Hi Gregor,

Thanks for following up on this. I think it will be great that if the Album Genre field is either truly empty, or just marked as unused like WaveLab currently does in a DDP set, that the column will not appear at all in the HOFA DDP Player for clients.

I send every project to clients with the HOFA DDP Player for approval because it is so stable and easy to use/install. Even if they don't plan to make CDs, it's the best way to hear the album in sequence and view all the titles before we move on to making the other master formats. Plus, they have an easy option to export each song in what is still the most standard format for digital distribution (unfortunately) which is 16-bit/44.1k WAV.

I suppose that in the future, master files higher than 16-bit/44.1k WAV will be more widely accepted but for now it's a handy scenario.

Thanks again for a great product and customer support.

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:49 am
by gphofa
Hi!

We have now released HOFA DDP Player and DDP Player Maker V1.0.15.
This version will hide the empty Genre entry that is always present in DDP images created with WaveLab.


Best Regards,
Gregor Pogatzki
HOFA-Plugins

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:01 am
by Rat
Great!

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:05 am
by Justin P
Yes, this and some other minor workflow improvements make the HOFA DDP Player Maker even better after this update. Excellent software and support.

Thank you.

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:25 am
by electrodaddy
Thanks very much. Works great. One less thing for the confused client to stress about!

Re: CD-Text Album Genre

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:26 pm
by Justin P
electrodaddy wrote:Thanks very much. Works great. One less thing for the confused client to stress about!
Exactly, though surprisingly I had very few clients email me about why the genre was blank. It's still nice to have this cleaned up and show only the entered info.

Why Is My CD Not Showing CD Text?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:58 pm
by Gary Palmer
Good day! I have just joined the forum, thanks to all for having me. I'm using WL 8.0.5 and I want cd's I create from montage to display CD Text when played back on other cd players. So far I've been unsuccessful. I'll appreciate any feed back available. Thanks in advance.