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Windows ME problem playing audio cds with WMP9-10

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togermano    50

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?

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MarkusDarkus    115

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...

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kiddingguy    37

People still use Windows Me ???

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

Heck yeah!! :D

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togermano    50

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

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Eternal Tempest    510

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?

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kiddingguy    37

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?

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gameboy1977    886

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

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Mr.ed    43

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.

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The Laughing Man    442

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

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f0rk_b0mb    698

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:

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MarkusDarkus    115

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.

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Hum    6,928

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:

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+Mando    2,978

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 :)

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The Laughing Man    442

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

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nyolc8    158

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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zeroomegazx    7

Look I SWEAR I'm not trying to troll here.... WHY THE $^ ARE YOU USING WINDOWS ME????????????

This point alone may be the cause of most of your issues if you are running it on semi current hardware.

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Arachno 1D    7,991

How did you go about changing from 98 to ME and how soon after you changed did this happen?

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#Michael    207

At first I thought someone dug up a 10 year old thread but I just realized it was created today. Damn does this bring back memories.

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remixedcat    2,765

I would suggest upgrading to Windows XP if your system does not support Windows 7. Windown ME had lots of trouble with audio.

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-T-    615

I would suggest upgrading to Windows XP if your system does not support Windows 7. Windown ME had lots of trouble with everything.

Fixed that for you

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LaP    1,679

I would suggest upgrading to Windows XP if your system does not support Windows 7. Windown ME had lots of trouble with audio.

It has a lot of trouble with about everything in fact.

I remember Baldur's Gate would keep crashing on it (bringing the whole system down requiring a reboot which was extremely slow on ME). Then when i upgraded to Windows 2000 i had no problem running it.

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Arachno 1D    7,991

We need more information from the origional poster or all else is mere speculation

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DJLunacy    4

If you install Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 It should clear up your issue.

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remixedcat    2,765

Install realplayer gold g2 and your baby will be good at ba ba

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+Mud W1ggle    69

Its not you, its ME.

That one made me actually LOL

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