Audio CD playback

ExtenDOS Gold includes a full audio CD player, available both as an accessory and as a program. The player utilises three main windows: play, record, and preferences. Each window is completely independent and may be minimised (to show just the title bar) by clicking on the upper right window gadget. The play window is shown below:

If you have more than one CD device, a single copy of CDaudio can control them all simultaneously; the device being controlled is shown via the play window, and selected via the preferences window, shown below:

Apart from selecting the drive to be controlled, this window also sets the defaults for CDaudio's record window, which allows direct digital copying of audio CDs to your hard disk (where supported by the CD device's firmware).

ExtenDOS Gold conforms to the defined CD-ROM software interface standard; programming details for this interface are available on request from Anodyne Software. This interface allows third-party software products such as the CDPLAYER program from Alexander Clauss to access the audio CD functions and provide capabilities beyond those available in the CDaudio program/accessory.

Last updated 4 September 2000 by Roger Burrows