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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 4:42:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Do we have any registry experts in the house?

I'm trying to make the CD Player that comes with W2K the default player for
..cda files (music CDs) on my computer. I used to run W2K and so I copied
that application (CDPlayer.exe) onto my XP partition, but the registry tweak
I made isn't working for some reason. The player opens up fine when I double
click on the shortcut, but it doesn't auto-play when I pop in a music CD.

These are the 3 changes I made thus far:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\
Added a subkey for 'CDPlayer.exe'

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command
Changed the default value to: %SystemRoot%\system32\CDPlayer.exe "%L", /Play

When this didn't work, I added a subkey 'CDPlayer.exe' under:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications

None of this has worked thus far. What have I missed? I'm completely
stumped.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 6:08:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

No need to go into the registry, the following will set the registry keys.

All you have to do is, right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not on
the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert a
CD-ROM in the drive
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330135

CD-ROM May Not Run Automatically in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314855/

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o GfgjyJtFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Do we have any registry experts in the house?
>
> I'm trying to make the CD Player that comes with W2K the default player
> for .cda files (music CDs) on my computer. I used to run W2K and so I
> copied that application (CDPlayer.exe) onto my XP partition, but the
> registry tweak I made isn't working for some reason. The player opens up
> fine when I double click on the shortcut, but it doesn't auto-play when I
> pop in a music CD.
>
> These are the 3 changes I made thus far:
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\
> Added a subkey for 'CDPlayer.exe'
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command
> Changed the default value to: %SystemRoot%\system32\CDPlayer.exe "%L",
> /Play
>
> When this didn't work, I added a subkey 'CDPlayer.exe' under:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications
>
> None of this has worked thus far. What have I missed? I'm completely
> stumped.
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 11:49:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks Wes, I already know about that method but I'm trying to improve my
skill / knowledge with the registry after reading a few chapters on it. I
was hopeful my new found knowledge would be put to good use and wanted to
make the manual hack work - but alas I'm having some great trouble making it
effective.



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uyWXhDLtFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> No need to go into the registry, the following will set the registry keys.
>
> All you have to do is, right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab
> |
> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
> on
> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>
> The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert
> a
> CD-ROM in the drive
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330135
>
> CD-ROM May Not Run Automatically in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314855/
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o GfgjyJtFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Do we have any registry experts in the house?
>>
>> I'm trying to make the CD Player that comes with W2K the default player
>> for .cda files (music CDs) on my computer. I used to run W2K and so I
>> copied that application (CDPlayer.exe) onto my XP partition, but the
>> registry tweak I made isn't working for some reason. The player opens up
>> fine when I double click on the shortcut, but it doesn't auto-play when I
>> pop in a music CD.
>>
>> These are the 3 changes I made thus far:
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\
>> Added a subkey for 'CDPlayer.exe'
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command
>> Changed the default value to: %SystemRoot%\system32\CDPlayer.exe "%L",
>> /Play
>>
>> When this didn't work, I added a subkey 'CDPlayer.exe' under:
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications
>>
>> None of this has worked thus far. What have I missed? I'm completely
>> stumped.
>
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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 12:57:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Johnny,

Did you read the two MSKB articles?

AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23L4KOhNtFHA.3500@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks Wes, I already know about that method but I'm trying to improve my
> skill / knowledge with the registry after reading a few chapters on it. I
> was hopeful my new found knowledge would be put to good use and wanted to
> make the manual hack work - but alas I'm having some great trouble making
> it effective.
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uyWXhDLtFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> No need to go into the registry, the following will set the registry
>> keys.
>>
>> All you have to do is, right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab
>>>
>> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
>> on
>> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
>> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>
>> The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert
>> a
>> CD-ROM in the drive
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330135
>>
>> CD-ROM May Not Run Automatically in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314855/
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o GfgjyJtFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Do we have any registry experts in the house?
>>>
>>> I'm trying to make the CD Player that comes with W2K the default player
>>> for .cda files (music CDs) on my computer. I used to run W2K and so I
>>> copied that application (CDPlayer.exe) onto my XP partition, but the
>>> registry tweak I made isn't working for some reason. The player opens up
>>> fine when I double click on the shortcut, but it doesn't auto-play when
>>> I pop in a music CD.
>>>
>>> These are the 3 changes I made thus far:
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\
>>> Added a subkey for 'CDPlayer.exe'
>>>
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command
>>> Changed the default value to: %SystemRoot%\system32\CDPlayer.exe "%L",
>>> /Play
>>>
>>> When this didn't work, I added a subkey 'CDPlayer.exe' under:
>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications
>>>
>>> None of this has worked thus far. What have I missed? I'm completely
>>> stumped.
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 4:25:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay, but
with making the proper file association. In the past and recently, whenever
I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works fine.

Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account, I
want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs - but
the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows popup box
asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I copied
over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.

Thanks.



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Johnny,
>
> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>
> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 9:14:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command]
@="\"D:\\DevStudio\\VB98\\Projects6\\Cd Player\\CDPlayer.exe\" /PLAY %1"

Then in file types make this the defualt action

"Johnny Bravo" <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> wrote in message
news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
> fine.
>
> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account, I
> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Johnny,
>>
>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>
>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:07:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.

Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98 or
Windows 2000 to Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798

[[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD Player
and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD audio
playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the existing
Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]

[[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media Player
7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe is
left in place. ]]

SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?

%windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest

Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
• Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
• Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

Compare 98 & ME to XP.

Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.

AudioCD File Type in XP.
Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
XP has this...
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
/device:AudioCD "%L"

98 & ME have this...
C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play

Create the Play Key section in 306504.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
Value Name: (DEFAULT)
Value Type: REG_SZ
XP has this...
Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
/device:AudioCD "%L"

98 & ME have this...
Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
> fine.
>
> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account, I
> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Johnny,
>>
>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>
>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:24:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the Win2000
OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's just a
matter of point of view.

I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their own
separate partitions.


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>
> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98 or
> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>
> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD Player
> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD audio
> playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the existing
> Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>
> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media Player
> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe is
> left in place. ]]
>
> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>
> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>
> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
> APPLIES TO
> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>
> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>
> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>
> AudioCD File Type in XP.
> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
> XP has this...
> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>
> 98 & ME have this...
> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>
> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
> Value Type: REG_SZ
> XP has this...
> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
> /prefetch:3
> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>
> 98 & ME have this...
> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
>> fine.
>>
>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account,
>> I
>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Johnny,
>>>
>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>
>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:24:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Johnny,

With computers, if your order something, it's ancient by the time it's
delivered. :-)

Cdplayer.exe is listed @ MS DLL Help Database as 11/30/1999.
http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/?dlltype=file&l=55...

Whether or not Cdplayer.exe got on XP by an upgrade or by your placing it
there on purpose may be moot. Did you look over the registry differences in
306504?

Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)

I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.

> I keep getting a windows popup box
> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I copied
> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.

right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not on
the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
> just a matter of point of view.
>
> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their own
> separate partitions.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>
>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98 or
>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>
>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD Player
>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>
>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>> Player
>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe is
>> left in place. ]]
>>
>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>
>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>
>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>> APPLIES TO
>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>
>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>
>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>
>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>> XP has this...
>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>
>> 98 & ME have this...
>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>
>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>> XP has this...
>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>> /prefetch:3
>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>
>> 98 & ME have this...
>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
>>> fine.
>>>
>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account,
>>> I
>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Johnny,
>>>>
>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>
>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:57:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Its always worked fine for me, but you are correct. I wrote my own though
with the features I wanted.



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>
> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98 or
> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>
> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD Player
> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD audio
> playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the existing
> Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>
> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media Player
> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe is
> left in place. ]]
>
> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>
> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>
> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
> APPLIES TO
> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>
> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>
> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>
> AudioCD File Type in XP.
> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
> XP has this...
> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>
> 98 & ME have this...
> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>
> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
> Value Type: REG_SZ
> XP has this...
> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
> /prefetch:3
> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>
> 98 & ME have this...
> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
>> fine.
>>
>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account,
>> I
>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Johnny,
>>>
>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>
>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 11:27:20 PM

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Donald,

In the example you provided below, the D: drive refers to the CD-ROM I take
it?
Do I need to need to simply copy and paste the sample you've provided into
the registry key as outlined?


"Donald A. Herman" <dherman13@netzero.com> wrote in message
news:u5yrL6RtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command]
> @="\"D:\\DevStudio\\VB98\\Projects6\\Cd Player\\CDPlayer.exe\" /PLAY %1"
>
> Then in file types make this the defualt action
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 11:29:22 PM

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Donald,

On that note, do you have one that you would be willing to share with me?
I'm sure there's plenty of freeware on the net, but I like the one that
comes with W2K because of it's clean interface and for the fact that's very
light on the resources.

John


"Donald A. Herman" <dherman13@netzero.com> wrote in message
news:o mi5TGZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Its always worked fine for me, but you are correct. I wrote my own though
> with the features I wanted.
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>
>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98 or
>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>
>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD Player
>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>> audio
>> playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the existing
>> Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>
>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>> Player
>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe is
>> left in place. ]]
>>
>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>
>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>
>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>> APPLIES TO
>> . Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>> . Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>> . Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>
>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>
>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>
>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>> XP has this...
>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>
>> 98 & ME have this...
>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>
>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>> XP has this...
>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>> /prefetch:3
>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>
>> 98 & ME have this...
>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with autoplay,
>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay works
>>> fine.
>>>
>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin Account,
>>> I
>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Johnny,
>>>>
>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>
>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 12:01:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Wes, I think you and I are going around in circles. Yes I agree, whether it
was an upgrade or clean install, it is ALL moot. The shortcut that I placed
on my desktop works fine and it launches the application just fine. I like
the application. I like the clean interface. So I use it.

As I explained previously, I'm trying to improve my knowledge/ skill with
the registry so that is why I haven't used any of the methods you've
suggested thus far. And yes, perhaps you can call me a masochist - I like
doing things the hard way sometimes.


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ueW%23JiZtFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Johnny,
>
> With computers, if your order something, it's ancient by the time it's
> delivered. :-)
>
> Cdplayer.exe is listed @ MS DLL Help Database as 11/30/1999.
> http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/?dlltype=file&l=55...
>
> Whether or not Cdplayer.exe got on XP by an upgrade or by your placing it
> there on purpose may be moot. Did you look over the registry differences
> in
> 306504?
>
> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>
> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>
>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>> copied
>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>
> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
> on
> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>
> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>> just a matter of point of view.
>>
>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>> own
>> separate partitions.
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>
>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>> or
>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>
>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>> Player
>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>
>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>> Player
>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>> is
>>> left in place. ]]
>>>
>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>
>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>
>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>> APPLIES TO
>>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>
>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>
>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>
>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>> XP has this...
>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>
>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>
>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>> XP has this...
>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>> /prefetch:3
>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>
>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>> autoplay,
>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>>>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay
>>>> works
>>>> fine.
>>>>
>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>> Account,
>>>> I
>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>>>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>>>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>>>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>
>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wes
>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 12:01:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

So what does your machine have for...

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
Value Name: (DEFAULT)
Value Type: REG_SZ
XP has this...
Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
/device:AudioCD "%L"

98 & ME have this...
Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o %23I18MatFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes, I think you and I are going around in circles. Yes I agree, whether
> it was an upgrade or clean install, it is ALL moot. The shortcut that I
> placed on my desktop works fine and it launches the application just
> fine. I like the application. I like the clean interface. So I use it.
>
> As I explained previously, I'm trying to improve my knowledge/ skill with
> the registry so that is why I haven't used any of the methods you've
> suggested thus far. And yes, perhaps you can call me a masochist - I like
> doing things the hard way sometimes.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ueW%23JiZtFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Johnny,
>>
>> With computers, if your order something, it's ancient by the time it's
>> delivered. :-)
>>
>> Cdplayer.exe is listed @ MS DLL Help Database as 11/30/1999.
>>
http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/?dlltype=file&l=55...
>>
>> Whether or not Cdplayer.exe got on XP by an upgrade or by your placing it
>> there on purpose may be moot. Did you look over the registry differences
>> in
>> 306504?
>>
>> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>>
>> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>>
>>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>>> copied
>>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>
>> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
>> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
>> on
>> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
>> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>
>> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>>> just a matter of point of view.
>>>
>>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>>> own
>>> separate partitions.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>>
>>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>>> or
>>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>>
>>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>>> Player
>>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>>
>>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>>> Player
>>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>>> is
>>>> left in place. ]]
>>>>
>>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>>
>>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>>
>>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>>> APPLIES TO
>>>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>>
>>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>>
>>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>>
>>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>>> /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>>> autoplay,
>>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and
>>>>> recently, whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the
>>>>> autoplay works
>>>>> fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>>> Account,
>>>>> I
>>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs
>>>>> - but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a
>>>>> windows popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and
>>>>> the CD Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the
>>>>> choices.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Wes
>>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 1:09:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Check this out, from Ramesh. Handy little tool. I just found it ten
minutes ago.

FileExtInfo - View the association settings for a file type easily
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
09/10/2005 8:18:43 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .CDA
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA]
@="CDAFile"
"PerceivedType"="audio"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithProgIds]
"CDAFile"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile]
"DefaultDropEffect"=dword:00000004
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
@="CD Audio Track"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@C:\\WINDOWS\\inf\\unregmp2.exe,-9918"
"PreferExecuteOnMismatch"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~2\\wmplayer.exe,-120"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell]
@="play"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\open]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /Open \"%L\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\play]
@="&Play"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00
,\

6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,69,00,6e,00,66,00,5c,00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,\

00,6d,00,70,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,\
31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\play\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /Play \"%L\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio]
"TileInfo"="prop:Artist;Album;Duration"
"InfoTip"="prop:Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration;Type;Bitrate;Size"
"Details"="prop:Name;Size;Type;Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe,-120"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
WMPAddToPlaylist]
@="{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}"
"CheckSupportedTypes"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
WMPPlayAsPlaylist]
@="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"
"CheckSupportedTypes"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
ts\.CDA]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
ts\.CDA\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
ts\.CDA\OpenWithProgids]
"CDAFile"=hex(0):

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o %23I18MatFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes, I think you and I are going around in circles. Yes I agree, whether
> it was an upgrade or clean install, it is ALL moot. The shortcut that I
> placed on my desktop works fine and it launches the application just
> fine. I like the application. I like the clean interface. So I use it.
>
> As I explained previously, I'm trying to improve my knowledge/ skill with
> the registry so that is why I haven't used any of the methods you've
> suggested thus far. And yes, perhaps you can call me a masochist - I like
> doing things the hard way sometimes.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ueW%23JiZtFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Johnny,
>>
>> With computers, if your order something, it's ancient by the time it's
>> delivered. :-)
>>
>> Cdplayer.exe is listed @ MS DLL Help Database as 11/30/1999.
>>
http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/?dlltype=file&l=55...
>>
>> Whether or not Cdplayer.exe got on XP by an upgrade or by your placing it
>> there on purpose may be moot. Did you look over the registry differences
>> in
>> 306504?
>>
>> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>>
>> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>>
>>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>>> copied
>>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>
>> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
>> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
>> on
>> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
>> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>
>> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>>> just a matter of point of view.
>>>
>>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>>> own
>>> separate partitions.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>>
>>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>>> or
>>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>>
>>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>>> Player
>>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>>
>>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>>> Player
>>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>>> is
>>>> left in place. ]]
>>>>
>>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>>
>>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>>
>>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>>> APPLIES TO
>>>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>>
>>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>>
>>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>>
>>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>>> /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>>> autoplay,
>>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and
>>>>> recently, whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the
>>>>> autoplay works
>>>>> fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>>> Account,
>>>>> I
>>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs
>>>>> - but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a
>>>>> windows popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and
>>>>> the CD Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the
>>>>> choices.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Wes
>>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 3:17:42 AM

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Thanks Wes, I'll check it out.

John.

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o jTEulhtFHA.2524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Check this out, from Ramesh. Handy little tool. I just found it ten
> minutes ago.
>
> FileExtInfo - View the association settings for a file type easily
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
> 09/10/2005 8:18:43 AM
>
> Complete File association information for ---> .CDA
> Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA]
> @="CDAFile"
> "PerceivedType"="audio"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithList]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\OpenWithProgIds]
> "CDAFile"=hex(0):
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.CDA\PersistentHandler]
> @="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile]
> "DefaultDropEffect"=dword:00000004
> "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
> @="CD Audio Track"
> "FriendlyTypeName"="@C:\\WINDOWS\\inf\\unregmp2.exe,-9918"
> "PreferExecuteOnMismatch"=dword:00000001
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\DefaultIcon]
> @="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~2\\wmplayer.exe,-120"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell]
> @="play"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\open]
> @="&Open"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\open\command]
> @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /Open
> \"%L\""
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\play]
> @="&Play"
> "MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00
> ,\
>
> 6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,69,00,6e,00,66,00,5c,00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,\
>
> 00,6d,00,70,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,\
> 31,00,00,00
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CDAFile\shell\play\command]
> @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /Play
> \"%L\""
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio]
> "TileInfo"="prop:Artist;Album;Duration"
> "InfoTip"="prop:Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration;Type;Bitrate;Size"
> "Details"="prop:Name;Size;Type;Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\DefaultIcon]
> @="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe,-120"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
> @=""
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
> WMPAddToPlaylist]
> @="{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}"
> "CheckSupportedTypes"=""
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
> WMPPlayAsPlaylist]
> @="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"
> "CheckSupportedTypes"=""
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
> ts\.CDA]
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
> ts\.CDA\OpenWithList]
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileEx
> ts\.CDA\OpenWithProgids]
> "CDAFile"=hex(0):
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o %23I18MatFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Wes, I think you and I are going around in circles. Yes I agree, whether
>> it was an upgrade or clean install, it is ALL moot. The shortcut that I
>> placed on my desktop works fine and it launches the application just
>> fine. I like the application. I like the clean interface. So I use it.
>>
>> As I explained previously, I'm trying to improve my knowledge/ skill with
>> the registry so that is why I haven't used any of the methods you've
>> suggested thus far. And yes, perhaps you can call me a masochist - I
>> like
>> doing things the hard way sometimes.
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:ueW%23JiZtFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Johnny,
>>>
>>> With computers, if your order something, it's ancient by the time it's
>>> delivered. :-)
>>>
>>> Cdplayer.exe is listed @ MS DLL Help Database as 11/30/1999.
>>>
> http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/?dlltype=file&l=55...
>>>
>>> Whether or not Cdplayer.exe got on XP by an upgrade or by your placing
>>> it
>>> there on purpose may be moot. Did you look over the registry
>>> differences
>>> in
>>> 306504?
>>>
>>> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>>>
>>> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>>>
>>>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>>>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>>>> copied
>>>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>
>>> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
>>> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
>>> on
>>> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
>>> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>>
>>> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>>>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>>>> just a matter of point of view.
>>>>
>>>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>>>> own
>>>> separate partitions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>>>> or
>>>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>>>
>>>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>>>> Player
>>>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>>>
>>>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>>>> Player
>>>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>>>> is
>>>>> left in place. ]]
>>>>>
>>>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>>>
>>>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>>>
>>>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>>>> APPLIES TO
>>>>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>>>
>>>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>>>
>>>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>>>
>>>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>>>> XP has this...
>>>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>>
>>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>>>
>>>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>>>
>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>>>> XP has this...
>>>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>>>> /prefetch:3
>>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>>
>>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wes
>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>>
>>>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>>>> autoplay,
>>>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and
>>>>>> recently, whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the
>>>>>> autoplay works
>>>>>> fine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>>>> Account,
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs
>>>>>> - but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a
>>>>>> windows popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and
>>>>>> the CD Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the
>>>>>> choices.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Wes
>>>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 12:26:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

>
> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>

I would, if wanted, then just need a couple days. It was written for Storing
Info In my Music Collection Database (MSACCESS). Which stores all my DVDs,
Books, VHS etc. This also gets by the limited CDPlayers MAX Characters For
Titles, Limited Playlist Abilities. And the total number of discs that a
single INI can hold. I have more than 500 CDs. The database is cool though,
because I can look up stuff real easy. It stores everything (lyrics,
pictures, covers). And my WORD Template can make a jewel case Cover Front
and Back, with a few clicks. I am a music Buff ;-)

> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>
>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>> copied
>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>
> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
> on
> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>
> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>> just a matter of point of view.
>>
>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>> own
>> separate partitions.
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>
>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>> or
>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>
>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>> Player
>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>
>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>> Player
>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>> is
>>> left in place. ]]
>>>
>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>
>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>
>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>> APPLIES TO
>>> • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>
>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>
>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>
>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>> XP has this...
>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>
>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>
>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>> XP has this...
>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>> /prefetch:3
>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>
>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>> autoplay,
>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and recently,
>>>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay
>>>> works
>>>> fine.
>>>>
>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>> Account,
>>>> I
>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio CDs -
>>>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>>>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>>>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>
>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wes
>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 5:46:52 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks Don, you can send it the following e-mail address. This is one that
I use at Yahoo for subscribing to forums and e-mail lists.

John

donotreply_spam@yahoo.com

"Donald A. Herman" <dherman13@netzero.com> wrote in message
news:ugSDCm$tFHA.664@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
>>
>> Maybe Mr. Herman will send you a copy of his. ;-)
>>
>
> I would, if wanted, then just need a couple days. It was written for
> Storing Info In my Music Collection Database (MSACCESS). Which stores all
> my DVDs, Books, VHS etc. This also gets by the limited CDPlayers MAX
> Characters For Titles, Limited Playlist Abilities. And the total number of
> discs that a single INI can hold. I have more than 500 CDs. The database
> is cool though, because I can look up stuff real easy. It stores
> everything (lyrics, pictures, covers). And my WORD Template can make a
> jewel case Cover Front and Back, with a few clicks. I am a music Buff ;-)
>
>> I just noticed that I missed something from your 3rd post.
>>
>>> I keep getting a windows popup box
>>> asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD Player I
>>> copied
>>> over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>
>> right click a .cda file | Properties | General tab |
>> Opens with Change button | Open With dialog pops up | If your app is not
>> on
>> the list, click Browse | Navigate to your App | Double click your App |
>> Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK
>>
>> Did you browse to where ever Cdplayer.exe is?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o tCDUWZtFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Wes, I wouldn't consider to be "ancient'. It was included with the
>>> Win2000 OS (5 years old) so to me it's relatively new -- I suppose it's
>>> just a matter of point of view.
>>>
>>> I didn't upgrade to XP. Both 2000 and XP were clean installs on their
>>> own
>>> separate partitions.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:e08mhhVtFHA.2392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> First off, Cdplayer.exe is not intended for XP, ancient technology.
>>>>
>>>> Cdplayer.exe does not work correctly after you upgrade from Windows 98
>>>> or
>>>> Windows 2000 to Windows XP
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304798
>>>>
>>>> [[This behavior can occur because Windows Media Player replaces CD
>>>> Player
>>>> and Deluxe CD Player (which Windows 2000 installs) as the default CD
>>>> audio playback device in Windows XP. However, the system retains the
>>>> existing Cdplayer.exe file for backward compatibility. ]]
>>>>
>>>> [[After an upgrade to Windows XP from Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
>>>> Cdplayer.exe can start Windows Media Player. Also, if Windows Media
>>>> Player
>>>> 7.0 or later was installed on Windows 98 or Windows 2000, Cdplayer.exe
>>>> is
>>>> left in place. ]]
>>>>
>>>> SWAG, cdplayer.exe.manifest may have something to do with this?
>>>>
>>>> %windir%\system32\cdplayer.exe.manifest
>>>>
>>>> Audio CDs Do Not Play Automatically When You Insert Them
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306504
>>>> APPLIES TO
>>>> . Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
>>>> . Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
>>>> . Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
>>>>
>>>> Compare 98 & ME to XP.
>>>>
>>>> Create AudioCD File Type section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> AudioCD File Type in XP.
>>>> Folder Options | File Types tab | (None) AudioCD |
>>>> Advanced button | Action box: Play | Edit button |
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play
>>>>
>>>> Create the Play Key section in 306504.
>>>>
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command
>>>> Value Name: (DEFAULT)
>>>> Value Type: REG_SZ
>>>> XP has this...
>>>> Value Data: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
>>>> /prefetch:3
>>>> /device:AudioCD "%L"
>>>>
>>>> 98 & ME have this...
>>>> Value Data: C:\Windows\cdplayer.exe /play %1
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:o 7cMs7PtFHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Johnny Bravo <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> Yes I did read those two articles. My problem is so much with
>>>>> autoplay,
>>>>> but with making the proper file association. In the past and
>>>>> recently,
>>>>> whenever I have installed new software or music CD's, the autoplay
>>>>> works
>>>>> fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Let me phrase it this way. Whilst I am logged in with my Admin
>>>>> Account,
>>>>> I
>>>>> want CD Player as the default player for playing any music/ audio
>>>>> CDs -
>>>>> but the registry tweak I made isn't working. I keep getting a windows
>>>>> popup box asking me to choose from a list of applications and the CD
>>>>> Player I copied over from my W2K is not even listed among the choices.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:ubHyQoOtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Johnny,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Did you read the two MSKB articles?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> AutoRun has nothing to do with .cda files.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Wes
>>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 3:17:08 PM

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The D drive refers to where his CDPlayer is. His tweak sets the default app for CDA files. For a CDs (rather than a track on a CD) use AUDIOCD rather than CDAFILE.

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"Johnny Bravo" <x@this.is.nota.valid.domain.com> wrote in message news:%23LQuq5ZtFHA.2008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Donald,
>
> In the example you provided below, the D: drive refers to the CD-ROM I take
> it?
> Do I need to need to simply copy and paste the sample you've provided into
> the registry key as outlined?
>
>
> "Donald A. Herman" <dherman13@netzero.com> wrote in message
> news:u5yrL6RtFHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cdafile\shell\play\command]
>> @="\"D:\\DevStudio\\VB98\\Projects6\\Cd Player\\CDPlayer.exe\" /PLAY %1"
>>
>> Then in file types make this the defualt action
>
>
!