For music clients who want to make sure they have a top quality CD’s but have to do their own mastering, one of the biggest requests we get is how to make the CD Text show up on the duplications or replications. This step is usually done by the mastering house, however, if you are on a tight budget and have to do your mastering yourself then take a look at this tip.
To have this happen you need to find a program that will embed your metadata in your disc master. If you do some digging, you should be able to find freeware that will do this. First you have to create your asset file, ie your music track, you should be able to use freeware to add the Artists name, Track and Titles. Your duplicator or replicator should know if this data is present on your tracks.
Also, remember that programs like I tunes has their own meta system that will typically only show up on Apple products, if you put that CD in your car player, for example, you will not see the artists and titles as you would if the correct embedding is done.
If you need more information about this subject, please give us a call or contact via email. You can get all of our information on our website here. www.dvdcopycat.com
This has been a very interesting year so far for DVD Copycat. In Jan of 09, we saw one of the worst months we have ever had. This seemed to be an industry wide experience as clients unsure of the economic downturn had a wait and see approach for new budgets in 09. After that things picked up to a reasonable level as the Industry Giants started promoting very agressive price reductions. Our current challenge has been how to continue our high level of service while going through the pains of shrinking margins. We are steadfastly commited to the quality of our DVD and CD Duplication and Replication products and even more commited to maintaining our level of customer service. Personalized service is just words these days in marketing campaigns. Our goal is to be able to provide a level of service that makes a genuine positive impact on our client base. Over the second quarter of 09 DVD Copycat has seen some good growth which I believe is a good indicator that service and attention is still valued, even in this economy.
Our pledge to our customer base is to alway preserve our standards of quality to make a positive impact on their projects while trying to stay within reasonable industry norms for pricing on DVD, CD and Blu-ray Replication and Duplication.
At DVD Copycat we have always put our focus on quality over price. We are always looking to improve our service level to our customers and provide the best possible quality products to service our clients needs. Even in these tough economic times we have seen sales increases over last years numbers.
I strongly believe that choosing a quality model over price will always give the strongest long term benefits to both our clients and our bottom line. When choosing price over quality, there is a cascade effect on all services and products. You cannot provide both quality and low cost.
As I have developed this business we have chosen to try to avoid the “Low Cost Provider” business model. It is my business philosophy to provide and instill trust, expertise and quality mindedness in our workforce and customer relationships.
I have chosen this philosophy because I have found with the “Low Cost Provider” model what eventually happens to a business is that customer service and commitment suffers. As margins are cut, so is quality of work staff, enthusiasm and moral. Carelessness and poor work result. I’ve seen this in our industry with many companies over the past 6 years.
At DVD Copycat, we try to maintain standards of service and expertise well above the industry norm.
My point to all this is that DVD Copycat is poised to add value to our clients. We can chase down the things you need and make sure you a being taken care of beyond the lowest common denominator of cost. That is what I have organized our business to do.
So when choosing to Replicate your DVDs, CDs or Blu-ray Disc, you can count on DVD Copycat to provide you with the best quality out there within a reasonable cost.
Below is a Brief Intro Video about Blu-ray and pro-sumer systems for authoring and burning BD-Rs(blu-ray discs). This reminds me a lot of DVD in its start-up phase. It was very difficult to find systems and software that are reliable. The best way to get past the Blu-ray blues is to realize that developing BD discs is going to be challenging and most video professionals will have to work as a community to “debug” this industry. At some point things will shake out and we should have some good pro-sumer systems for delivering hi-def video on Blu-ray discs.
Below are some links to forums and help pages that discuss and debug High Definition Video and Blu-ray(BD) burning and duplication. I belong to many of these forums and post regularly. I hope this will help you in your quest to put out a great high definition project on Blu-ray Disc.