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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2124 times:


Put CD into computer. Media Player opens all by itself (wow!). Media Player says, "Friggin' - this CD requires analog playback, would you like me to play this CD or just skip the whole show and stay in digital mode?"
So I say, "Play the CD."
Media Player says, "Okay, you're now in Analog mode. Have fun, pal."

Play CD,
Take CD out,
Put different CD in -

Media player says, "Hey there - this CD requires digital playback, but you're in analog mode so you suck and I can't play it. Sorry!"

Push button which says, "More Information"

More information consists of:
"Windows Media Player is having a problem reading your CD, you d*mb*ss."

So, I go to the big Help button and most of the help is about HP products, not about Windows. So, I find the Windows "support" button and click it.

I have two options: search a database, ask a newsgroup. Yay!

The database is useless. No matter what you put in, you have the following results:
"Do something not even related to whatever you put in,"
"Buy an upgrade to whatever you put in,"
"Read those two options in whatever language you choose."

So I click the "newsgroup" option.

I get 5,000,000 options for everything from adult toys to politics (same thing, I realize, but I digress...)

I click on a group which seems vaguely suggestive of what I'm looking for.

Message on screen:
"I'm sorry, loser but you aren't a member of MSN or whatever they call this thing nowadays! Try again!"

Just one question:

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 496 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

If this is a help question... I never heard of Media Player REQUIRING to play the CD's in Digital or Analog. It all depends mostly in your system itself and not on each CD.

Eitherway, WMP should be able to play any CD you have in Analog mode, but version 8 will not play visualizations while in Analog. And, if are really having trouble, then use another Media Player sofware, like Winamp or iTunes.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2019 times:


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Or for a less radical change.



User currently offlineQr332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

iTunes is a great media player, it came with my iPod and it has great featuresm and it is much easier to organize music with than Windows Media Player. Download it and try it out, you've got nothing to lose.

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

or you could use WinAmp


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