The CDAudio Reader


This application needs WinMM.dll to work properly: that dll file must be found in Windows’ System sub-folder. If that file is missing on your system, it can be downloaded from


The Audio CD Player has the following characteristics:

  1. when the audio CD has been registered in Windows-9x’s CDPlayer.ini or in this application’s database, the title bar states the track number, the name of the artist and the title of the album.
  2. the markee displays the status of the application or, like in the image above, the name of the track that is played.
  3. the main display window gives the following information: the number of the track that is played, the time played from that track, the time remaining to be played, the length of the current track, then, on the botom line, the number of tracks on that disk and the length of the audio disk.
  4. a combobox to jump to the selected track.
  5. eight navigation buttons:
  6. a button to quit the application
  7. a slider to control the volume of the music.
  8. a checkbox to indicate if the music should be played continiously or if the application should stop when all the tracks have been played.
  9. an arrow image to open/close the Track List.
Advantages Shortcommings Instructions to edit the track list

When the Edit “button” (actually, the arrow at the bottom of the main panel) is clicked, the Track List drops down. Click the Artist or the Album entryfield to edit them. To edit a track name, set focus to the appropriate row (click on it), then push the Rename button below the Track List. Click on the Select|Deselect pushbutton (it’s a toggle button) to add or remove the tracks among the ones to be played. When deselected, the track can still be played by clicking its name in the Track List or by selecting its track number in the combobox in the upper right corner of the panel. To move a track in the playing order, the user has to Right-click on a track name and drag it to the wanted position: in the image below, the sixth track will be moved to the second position in the Track List and will become the first one to be played.


  1. Install the dBASE PLUS Runtime Engine (7.2 MB). This is the Virtual Machine needed for any dBASE PLUS application to run.
  2. Download (176 Kb) in a temporary folder.
  3. Extract the twenty-four files it contains in the folder you would like the CD Audio Reader to be.
  4. Create a shortcut to CDAudio.exe on your Desktop or in your Start Menu.
Once this application is installed, you can delete

If you want that application to become the default audio CD player, you will have to follow these visual instructions under Windows'98. Under Windows-XP, the steps are the same except that you’ll have to look for CDA rather than AudioCD among the registered file types (step 2):




The translation module was written by Jonny Kwekkeboom, a German developer.

April 2006.