|VLC is a very good player and worth having on-board but if your system can't see the files I doubt it will help with your issues. |
Why your CD player is fussy about this particular disk mystifies me too. How old is your CD player? I'm wondering if the new CD has some sort of modern copy protection that your player can't cope with. It might be worth checking to see if there is a firmware update for your CD player.
Just for info, you normally see .cda type files. These are not actual audio files - think of them as shortcuts to the real files.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks