1. Click in the numbered column to select a row.

  2. Drag the row to a new position.

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    The track is moved to the position where you drop it, and the timeline is updated.

Double-click the Start, End, and Length boxes and type a new value in the box to edit a CD track’s starting or ending point or length.

Typing a new value in the boxes has the same effect as moving or resizing the CD track on the CD layout bar:

  • Editing the Start or End value moves the track forward or backward in time while preserving its length.

  • Editing only the Length value changes the track’s ending time while preserving its start time.

Double-click the Title (CD Text) and Artist (CD Text)  boxes to edit their contents.

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  • In order to burn valid CD Text, you must specify a title for the disc and for each track on the disc (artist information is optional). If the Name/Title box on the CD Information window or Track List window is left blank, a warning will be displayed before burning so you can choose to write the disc without CD Text or cancel burning and add title information as needed.

  • You can write a maximum of 5000 characters as CD Text.

If you select the Write CD Text check box on the Burn Disc-at-Once CD dialog, this data will be written to your disc. In order to display CD Text, your CD player must support CD Text.

Double-click the Pause box to edit the pause time between tracks. Type a new value in the box, and tracks will move accordingly in the timeline.

Select the Prot check box to add a flag to the Q subcode to prevent digital copying of your CD.

In order to use copy protection, the CD player must support the copy-protection flag.

Select the Emph check box to add a pre-emphasis flag to the Q subcode.

Pre-emphasis is a basic noise-reduction process that is implemented by a CD player. Emphasis involves boosting high frequencies during CD writing and cutting those frequencies during playback. The emphasis process reduces high-frequency noise without disrupting the natural frequency of the source material.

Selecting the Emph check box does not impart the pre-emphasis boost on a track; it can only set the flag. In order for pre-emphasis to occur, the CD recorder and player must support the flag. Check your CD drive documentation to determine whether your drive supports pre-emphasis flags.

The Track List window allows you to specify an ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) that will be used to identify the tracks on your disc.

For more information about ISRC codes, click here.

  1. Double-click the ISRC box in a track row.

  2. Type the appropriate code for the track.

  3. Press Enter.

    Industry Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) were designed to identify CD tracks. The ISRC code is a 12-character alphanumeric sequence in the following format:
















    Country — Represents the recording’s country of origin.


    First Owner — Assigned ID for the producer of the project. Each country has a board that assigns these codes.


    Year of Recording — Represents the year the recording was made.


    Recording — Represents the recording’s serial number made by the same producer in that year:

    • This value will use three digits (300-999) when the CD has 10 or more tracks.

    • This value will use four digits (0001-2999) when the CD has 9 or fewer tracks.


    Recording Item (1 or 2 digits) — Identifies tracks on a CD (each track can have a different ISRC code).

You can right-click the Track List window and choose Copy Track List to Clipboard, Export Track List, or Print Track List to share your track list information with another application or with a CD-replication house.

For more information about creating track lists, click here.

The Track List Window

Ctrl+Alt+M, 2

View  Menu

From the View menu, choose Metadata, and then choose Track List to toggle the display of the Track List window.

The Track List window is essentially a text representation of the events on the CD layout bar for a disc-at-once CD. You can use the Track List window to view track and index markers, edit track position and length, edit track names, adjust pause time, toggle protection and emphasis flags, and edit ISRC data.

You can also copy, save, and print the contents of the Track List window if you need to provide a track list to a CD duplicator.

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