Reading album information from CD

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a way to read the album information on audio CDs with my computer. I have a CD/DVD drive and a CD/DVD writer. Neither is able to read album information without using software that queries an online database with all kinds of album information. I know that the album information is provided with each audio CD since my car radio is able to show me that info. Is there a way to read this info without being online and using special software? Do I need a particular CD/DVD drive? I think this info is also referred to as CD Text. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. You are totally right, it is CD-Text and nearly non of the CDs out there carries it! That's why everyone uses the databases on the internet.
  2. Are you saying that the reason that my computer is unable to read the album information on the CD is that the CD doesn't carry it at all? Then how come my car's stereo system is able to display that information?
  3. Your input is appreciated :)
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