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Hello, I'm a newcomer with a question:

Does OSX store the audio CDs information (disc title, genre, year, song titles.....) in some file or folder? which one(s)?

any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

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bump. Anyone?
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Ummmmmmm I'm not sure what you're asking to be honest. Are you talking about CD's you ripped, or just played?

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1) I load an audio CD with iTunes open. It accesses CDDB and it gets disc title, song titles etc..
2) I modify the disc title and/or song titles
3) Des not matter if I play it or rip it
4) I eject the audio CD
5) I quit iTunes
6) I load again the same audio CD, the disc mounts immediately on the desktop with the modified title. If I double click on its icon I can see the tracks named with the modified titles

It means that the audio CD information is stored somewhere on my Mac. Is it stored in some iTunes file? Is it stored in some OSX file? I suspect the latter, since the modified titles appear even if iTunes is not open.

In order to migrate all audio CDs information on a newer Mac (to arrive soon), I would like to know where this "internal" audio CD database is stored. I know somebody will suggest to use migration assistant and see what happens, but I would like to know if somebody on the forum has the answer to this question. Thanks again!

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it's stored in..

~/Library/Preferences/CD Info.cidb

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Is the information not embedded with the audio file, like EXIF info and JPEGS?
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Is the information not embedded with the audio file, like EXIF info and JPEGS?
You can't write to an audio cd.

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it's stored in..

~/Library/Preferences/CD Info.cidb
Right on target Dysfunction, you are functioning quite well! That's exactly what I wanted to know. Also, since the file is in the user library, this is useful to know in order to share data with a different user on the same machine.

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You can't write to an audio cd
Who said anything about writing to an audio cd?
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He asked where audio cd info was stored and you asked if it was stored with the files.

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The OP stated that:
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1) I load an audio CD with iTunes open. It accesses CDDB and it gets disc title, song titles etc..
He then asked:
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It means that the audio CD information is stored somewhere on my Mac. Is it stored in some iTunes file? Is it stored in some OSX file?
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In order to migrate all audio CDs information on a newer Mac (to arrive soon), I would like to know where this "internal" audio CD database is stored.
I then asked:
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Is the information not embedded with the audio file, like EXIF info and JPEGS?
to establish whether when you transfer music from iTunes to another Mac via a USB stick(for example), it takes all the track names/info/album art with it, embedded into the track itself.
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