Solved Windows Media Player 12 configuration

February 27, 2014 at 18:35:20
Specs: Win 7
When I put in an audio CD, Windows Media Player starts
up and begins playing the first track. I don't see any way to
prevent WMP from starting to play the CD before I tell it to.

That is such an obvious need -- to start the right track playing
at the right time -- How can it be done?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
February 27, 2014 at 19:21:47
Don't you see a dialog box first (autorun) that asks what you want to do? If you do, click on no action. If you don't see that box, search google for change autorun options.

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#2
February 27, 2014 at 20:01:32
Hmmm. No, I don't get the dialog box for Audio CD's. Maybe I did
when I first installed Windows.

Thing is, starting Windows Media player and loading the info about
the disk into WMP is fine. I just don't want it to start playing. It would
be nice if they had the option to Open the disk in WMP instead of
Play the disk in WMP. Will other media players give me that option?
Such as VLC ? Or maybe even Windows Media Center?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
February 28, 2014 at 00:24:41
Well, that second link is certainly interesting.
Including all the comments.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
February 28, 2014 at 04:42:24
It's not a Media Player issue, it's an AutoPlay issue.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#6
February 28, 2014 at 09:32:06
Probably too simplistic but the "How to Play Audio CDs" section here might be of interest:
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-play-...

Another thought is to stop the AutoPlay setting, then open WMP with the CD inserted. Maybe it will wait for you to select a track (not sure, have no Win7 with WMP12 to hand).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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