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#1 togermano

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 15:35

I get an error message when I run windows media player 9 to play an audio cd it says it can not play using the digital audio method and asks me if I wanna use the analog method.... If I do the analog method it crashes windows ME. It worked fine when I had windows 98 SE on the same computer using digital. Winamp plays the digital method no problem. I tried doing the unofficial wmp10 update and that did not help either... what gives?


#2 MarkusDarkus

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 15:38

Your gonna give us a little bit more information than that kid. There is almost an infinite number of configurations that you could possibly have. Unless we know details of the system we are not going to be able to be much help.

PS Get prepared for all the messages of people commenting on the OS your using...

#3 kiddingguy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 15:42

People still use Windows Me ???

PS Get prepared for all the messages of people commenting on the OS your using...


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#4 OP togermano

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 15:48

I think its when I installed daemon tools when it got messed up but it didnt mess up when I installed it on windows 98 ill try to uninstall daemon tools to see if it fixes the problem

#5 Jason Stillion

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:02

I remember they started to try and add some drm / odd stuff to some audio cd's that would play fine in a normal cd player, but on software could act differently.
Or does it have newer features such Audio CD text display?

#6 kiddingguy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:03

Otherwise... can you post maybe a screenshot of it?

Have to tried to revert back to default (audio) settings?
Maybe VLC can play your audio CD's?

#7 gameboy1977

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:05

I have old Windows ME CD and book here. :rofl: But I don't use it anymore.

#8 Mr.ed

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:07

I get an error message when I run windows media player 9 to play an audio cd it says it can not play using the digital audio method and asks me if I wanna use the analog method.... If I do the analog method it crashes windows ME. It worked fine when I had windows 98 SE on the same computer using digital. Winamp plays the digital method no problem. I tried doing the unofficial wmp10 update and that did not help either... what gives?


Its not you, its ME.

#9 The Laughing Man

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:07

You may need that CD-Audio cable that connects from the Optical drive to the sounnd-card/board, in order to play digital audio.

#10 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:25

Do you have your drivers install? Right click computer, go to manage, and click hardware manager. Are there any missing drivers?

I know this is obvious, but do you have the IDE and molex cable connected to the CD drive?

Is the Drive Master or Slave?

You may need that CD-Audio cable that connects from the Optical drive to the sounnd-card/board, in order to play digital audio.


^ This! Try This!


Oh, and not to troll or anything, but seriously--may I sugest you try out a copy of Windows 2000 SP4? :cool:

#11 MarkusDarkus

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:27

You may need that CD-Audio cable that connects from the Optical drive to the sounnd-card/board, in order to play digital audio.


um no. I'm pretty sure that cable is analogue. Digital audio I'm pretty certain is passed down through the IDE/ATAPI/SCSI/SATA cable to the computers sound card to be processed.

Also back in those days when you selected analogue audio all it did was send play/stop etc. commands to the CD drive and it was the drive itself that did all the D/A decoding. That's why if windows crashes the CD would keep playing.

#12 Hum

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:29

I get an error message when I run windows media player 9 to play an audio cd it says it can not play using the digital audio method and asks me if I wanna use the analog method.... If I do the analog method it crashes windows ME. It worked fine when I had windows 98 SE on the same computer using digital.


I think you've stepped into a Time warp. :laugh:

#13 Mando

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:31

You may need that CD-Audio cable that connects from the Optical drive to the sounnd-card/board, in order to play digital audio.


fraid not mate,its the other way round. analogue uses the old cable from optical drive to sound card, digital pulls the data using CDDA like a data disk :)

#14 The Laughing Man

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:34

Was just a thought, Im getting to old for this brain isn't what it used to be 20 years ago.

#15 nyolc8

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:45

You may need that CD-Audio cable that connects from the Optical drive to the sounnd-card/board, in order to play digital audio.

This.

Btw, do you browsing the internet from that? Is it safe? :o



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