Glossary of Terms
Jitter is a time-based signal error. Often misunderstood, this problem can range from subtle and nearly inaudible to loud and distracting. Jitter can reduce low-level resolution (add noise) and add distortion.What are they talking about when they say "Jitter"? Well, it can be several things. This is part of the reason people are often confused with the topic. Jitter can be induced by a poorly designed clock (the part of the digital device that sets the sample frequency. . .
CD-Text extends the Red Book specification and allows metadata to be embedded into the physical disc. The information about album artist, album title, track title, track artist, ISRC, arranger, composer, performer, songwriter, and a message can all be are stored either in the disc's table of contents (TOC) or in the subchannels R through W. Only disc players with the special compact disc digital audio cd-text logo will read and output this data. Most computers use another method of getting cd metadata called the CD Database (CDDB).
Also known as a 'bar code,' the Universal Product Code consists of a series of black and white lines that contain information decodable by an optical scanner. The pattern represents 12 numeric digits that help retail stores manage inventory and sell items. This information can also be digitally embedded into your disc at mastering.
Red Book is the name given to the compact disc digital audio format.