Can't play pre-recorded Music CD's with .cda extension...



Cajun
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
I'm running Windows XP Home with SP2. I have a 2 year old Plextor Combo
(CDRW/DVD Player) installed on my newly built system with Gigabyte
motherboard and integrated C-Media High Definnition Audio. The problem is,
my pre-recorded audio CD's in .cda format will only play in the Plextor MVP
2000 program. They won't play in Windows Media Player 10 (the selected file
has a scheme that is not recognized by Windows Media Player...the extension
is unknown by the Player...), or MusicMatch Jukebox (mmjb MFC Application has
encountered a problem and needs to close), or Jet Audio (No Disc), or
RealPlayer (Please insert a CD or DVD), or Voyetra AudioStation32 (Data or no
disc loaded). They used to play in all of these players. I haven't tried to
play a CD in a while and really don't know exactly when it would have gotten
messed up. Here's what I do know:

..wav, .mp3, and MIDI files are all playing fine.

I have no devices listed in Device Manager under Sound, Video & Game
Controllers/Media Control Devices. I checked a friend's computer running XP
Home and he has at least 5 .dll files listed under Media Control Devices. I
read in an older forum post that the file mcicda.dll is supposed to be in
there, and it is on my friend's computer. This file is on my computer but
does not appear in Media Control Devices. I do NOT have a Properties tab
under Media Control Devices as there are under the other titles in Sound,
Video & Game Controllers, just General, Driver, and Details tabs.

There are no conflicts in Device Manager.

Data CD's autorun and play just fine.

I have the following 6 audio codecs installed:
Windows Media Audio
Spiro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
Microsoft PCM Converter (installed by default)
Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec
Lame ACM MP3 Codec

I ran XP's System File Check and it closed with no messages after the scan.
While it was scanning, a window popped up quite a few times saying "Files
that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL
Cache. Insert your Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM now. Retry, More
Information, Cancel." I clicked Retry every time and the slider kept going
until the next pop-up.

How can I get whatever is supposed to be installed under Media Control
Devices back under there?

Thanks! : )

Byte
07-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Convert CDA to MP3
http://www.audiohero.com/cda_to_mp3.htm
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Cajun" wrote:

> I'm running Windows XP Home with SP2. I have a 2 year old Plextor Combo
> (CDRW/DVD Player) installed on my newly built system with Gigabyte
> motherboard and integrated C-Media High Definnition Audio. The problem is,
> my pre-recorded audio CD's in .cda format will only play in the Plextor MVP
> 2000 program. They won't play in Windows Media Player 10 (the selected file
> has a scheme that is not recognized by Windows Media Player...the extension
> is unknown by the Player...), or MusicMatch Jukebox (mmjb MFC Application has
> encountered a problem and needs to close), or Jet Audio (No Disc), or
> RealPlayer (Please insert a CD or DVD), or Voyetra AudioStation32 (Data or no
> disc loaded). They used to play in all of these players. I haven't tried to
> play a CD in a while and really don't know exactly when it would have gotten
> messed up. Here's what I do know:
>
> .wav, .mp3, and MIDI files are all playing fine.
>
> I have no devices listed in Device Manager under Sound, Video & Game
> Controllers/Media Control Devices. I checked a friend's computer running XP
> Home and he has at least 5 .dll files listed under Media Control Devices. I
> read in an older forum post that the file mcicda.dll is supposed to be in
> there, and it is on my friend's computer. This file is on my computer but
> does not appear in Media Control Devices. I do NOT have a Properties tab
> under Media Control Devices as there are under the other titles in Sound,
> Video & Game Controllers, just General, Driver, and Details tabs.
>
> There are no conflicts in Device Manager.
>
> Data CD's autorun and play just fine.
>
> I have the following 6 audio codecs installed:
> Windows Media Audio
> Spiro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
> Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
> Microsoft PCM Converter (installed by default)
> Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec
> Lame ACM MP3 Codec
>
> I ran XP's System File Check and it closed with no messages after the scan.
> While it was scanning, a window popped up quite a few times saying "Files
> that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL
> Cache. Insert your Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM now. Retry, More
> Information, Cancel." I clicked Retry every time and the slider kept going
> until the next pop-up.
>
> How can I get whatever is supposed to be installed under Media Control
> Devices back under there?
>
> Thanks! : )
>


Can't play pre-recorded Music CD's with .cda extension...