Solved Why it will not read any cd I put in the drive?

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August 29, 2016 at 20:56:11
Specs: Windows 8, intel/16 ghz
Why my windows 8.1 will play mp3 on my sys but will not play cda. Also when I put a cd in it don't even let me know that it in. I have autoplay check

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August 30, 2016 at 20:22:03
I take it then the drive is seeing the disk in it OK but won't autoplay.

It's probably not a driver issue but here's some info on that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

Just in case, some info on enabling/disabling autoplay:

http://www.dell.com/support/article...

About an mp3 disk not autoplaying; Mp3's are just files. If they're just burned to a disk the computer only sees it as a data disk and won't autoplay. It needs to be burned as an audio disk. My antique version of Nero won't do that for mp3's. I assume newer recording software will. Here's a freebie I think will work:

http://www.geeksengine.com/software...

I assume by 'cda files' you mean .wav files (MP3 files are essentially compacted .wav files). If you buy a music cd from walmart or wherever and view its directory structure on your computer all you'll see is small 44 byte files with a .cda extension. Those are NOT the music files. They're virtual files created by windows as kind of a placeholder for the actual wav file, which don't show. If you copy those .cda files to a disk you'll only have small text files and no music.

In order to autoplay a disk with music it needs to be created specifically as an audio cd.

That's just a rundown of the basics. I hope it addresses your problem.



#1
August 29, 2016 at 23:15:07
If that's a problem with all CDs the drive may be dirty or bad. If it's a DVD drive does it accept DVDs? Well even if it does, recognizing CDs is a different function so it may work with one but not the other.

But are you saying it plays MP3s from cd but doesn't see other disks? Otherwise I don't understand why you included that fact.


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August 30, 2016 at 14:32:59
I put that comment in because the only way I can play Mp3 is if I go to that drive and right click on it but to answer your question, it don't open a cd or dvd I have to go to that drive and open it. Also it will not let me play cda files period.

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August 30, 2016 at 20:15:38
Do you see the tracks on the CD? Like "Track1.cda"?
If you do, click right on it and select "Open with..." select the audio player you have available from the list...if any (windows media player?)

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August 30, 2016 at 20:22:03
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I take it then the drive is seeing the disk in it OK but won't autoplay.

It's probably not a driver issue but here's some info on that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

Just in case, some info on enabling/disabling autoplay:

http://www.dell.com/support/article...

About an mp3 disk not autoplaying; Mp3's are just files. If they're just burned to a disk the computer only sees it as a data disk and won't autoplay. It needs to be burned as an audio disk. My antique version of Nero won't do that for mp3's. I assume newer recording software will. Here's a freebie I think will work:

http://www.geeksengine.com/software...

I assume by 'cda files' you mean .wav files (MP3 files are essentially compacted .wav files). If you buy a music cd from walmart or wherever and view its directory structure on your computer all you'll see is small 44 byte files with a .cda extension. Those are NOT the music files. They're virtual files created by windows as kind of a placeholder for the actual wav file, which don't show. If you copy those .cda files to a disk you'll only have small text files and no music.

In order to autoplay a disk with music it needs to be created specifically as an audio cd.

That's just a rundown of the basics. I hope it addresses your problem.


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September 3, 2016 at 15:37:08
Take an alcohol wipe and clean the laser lens. Might be all you need to do. Works for xbox 360's

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