Post by The Final Rune on Feb 26, 2007 23:17:12 GMT -5
[white]Does anyone know about this? Several Audio CD's have an extra data track that contains extra material from the artist (usually a music video). Its called Enhanced CD, CD Extra or CD Plus. I remembre when it first cam out about a decade or so ago. I have several CD's that have this feature, but for the life of me I can't seem to access it. Does anyone out there know how to unlock these tracks? Back in '97 I could just stick it in my comp and it would autoplay, but now windows doesn't show anything other than the .cda tracks. I've tried searching google, askjeeves and yahoo to no avail. I can't get in. I paid it for it and now I want it. Can anyone help?[/white]
Post by Doan the Nado on Feb 26, 2007 23:28:55 GMT -5
You might want to look for a file named "autoplay.exe" or something to that effect. When you put a CD in your drive in Windows that has such a file, it begins automatically. If that's not there, I don't really know what to tell you. I mean, the information must be on there somewhere, but there's a chance that it requires a special program to be able to play them.
There was an issue a while back with Sony CDs that had a certain kind of DRM technology on it (stuff to keep you from copying). When you put it in, it would automatically install a program to your computer which screwed with your CD or DVD drive and inadvertently increased your computer's vulnerability to attack (Sony lost a lawsuit because of this). Perhaps as a measure to prevent things like that from happening again, Windows may have made it so that audio CDs don't automatically run anything. Just a thought.
I hope you can figure this out. Maybe you want to talk to Microsoft Help if you can't, although I'm sure they won't be very helpful.