Data Track

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Data tracks are additional tracks on audio CDs that contain other data than the normal CD audio.

Apply the DataTrackStyle, if you enter a CD with a data track into MusicBrainz.

How to recognize a Data Track

Some keywords that pop up repeatedly in data tracks:

  • cccd *
  • cd-extra
  • cd-maximum catalogue
  • cd media
  • cd plus, cd+
  • cd-rom
  • cd track
  • copy control, copycontrol
  • copy protection
  • data
  • do not rip
  • enhanced
  • lgcd *
  • multimedia
  • quicktime
  • open disc, opendisc
  • video, videos
  • These often appear as the title for last two tracks; both can be deleted

also, words used for data tracks in various languages:

  • dados (Portuguese)
  • data, dataspår (Swedish)
  • data, dataspor (Norwegian, Danish)
  • Daten, Daten-cd, Datentrack (German)
  • datos (Spanish)
  • dodatki multimedialne, prezentacja multimedialna (Polish)
  • données (French)
  • gegevens (Dutch)
  • данные, диск с данными (Russian), äèñê ñ äàííûìè (badly encoded Russian)
  • データ (Japanese)
  • στοιχεία (Greek)

and the words for copy protection in various languages:

  • beveiliging, kopieerbeveiliging (Dutch)
  • Kopierschutz (German)
  • kopibeskyttelse (Norwegian, Danish)
  • kopieringsskydd (Swedish)

These should all be added as aliases of the SpecialPurposeArtist [data track] (which should be used for data tracks on VariousArtists albums).