rraud wrote on 10/8/2022, 3:36 PM

Welcome to the Magix Sound Forge users community @John-Matthews5041,
Have you created your CD tracks? If there are no CD tracks, all the 'Track list' fields are grayed out.

John-Matthews5041 wrote on 10/8/2022, 3:53 PM

No, I haven't made a CD track because this is a soundtrack for a video. Thank you for your reply.

rraud wrote on 10/8/2022, 4:10 PM

There are free metadata tag editors for the common audio and video streaming formats.

John-Matthews5041 wrote on 10/8/2022, 4:56 PM

Thank you for info.

craig-d wrote on 10/11/2022, 2:23 AM

hi actually doesn't matter if it's for a video...if you don't create a cd track for the audio, you can't enter info in the track list...i know that's weird, but that's how it works in the program. the best way to do it is to import the audio into SF in a wav or flac file and make your edits. then create a cd track, then add the info and save, then drag the audio into your video editor. if you drag the video into SF and save the audio in a compressed format, it's going to cause a loss of quality in the video itself.


John-Matthews5041 wrote on 10/11/2022, 11:39 AM

I did create a cd track and imbedded the ISRC code (as you mention). However, when I rendered this new file with the video there was a tremendous slow down in render time - I don't know why. My solution was to use Kid3 for inserting the ISRC and other tags. It's free and works great. I also found a free program named Metadata2go that could read the ISRC code and other invisible tags so I could make sure everything was there. Thank you for getting back.

rraud wrote on 10/11/2022, 1:23 PM

when I rendered this new file with the video there was a tremendous slow down in render time

There would be.. re-rendering the file with the video is slow .. not to mention re-encoding reduces the overall quality some. Using a metadata tag editor is best. Replacement audio can usually be muxed in to an existing video file, but I doubt the audio files metadata would carryover.