Aug 112011

I recently had to figure out how to read CD Text data from CD’s for an application that needed the functionality. This is the text that you will see on your player if you insert the CD into your car or home device. It includes lots of information about the whole disc and each track on the disc including:

    Names of Songs
    Lots more…

This information is not difficult to retrieve, but there is not much information available for doing it from C++ so I thought I’d just post this sample project in case anyone else needs to get at this information. The zip file at:

Is a working program that has all the code you’ll need. You can get more technical information about CD Text from here:

Unoffical CD Text FAQ


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