Originally Posted by jamesp
... it is almost as if it kinda supports CD Text but is buggy and most software doesn't talk to it in the right way.
I've also recently had problems with CD Text disappearing if I use illegal characters - is there anything that isn't a letter or a number in your text?
Two things here - yes, it seems the burners are fickle when it comes to "talking to" the various burning softwares. As I mentioned above, when I use a dedicated text file CUE sheet burned by ImgBurn it works. I have read the disc with Wavelab and CDText Reader and ALL the data is there (Titles, ISRCs, etc.).
Burning that same data with Wavelab, CDA and generic writers was hit and miss. It may not be a fault with the software but rather a communication issue with my burners. HOWEVER, since it DOES work with a cue sheet the burner firmware obviously works, so... maybe Bob Olhsson is right about sloppy software.
Now, as far as illegal characters, I did find that my UPC code would not write to disc - even from the cue sheet - when it only had 12 digits. According to Wavelab this field requires 13 digits and a leading zero must be added. (I think that technically makes it a "EAN" code, not "UPC", but I won't argue - it works.)