How can I do that? Get the names of the songs on it, and the length of them?
Which MCI_xxxx message do I send?
Posted on 2002-12-12 06:56:41 by david
You cant get the song names via MCI because they are not stored on the CD.

Easiest way would be to get the CDDB ID and make a CDDB query. That way you get the Album name, date, Artist and title & length of each song (plus some other info like Genre etc.)

IIRC, there is a SDK available on www.cddb.com which has some easy to understand example code :)
Posted on 2002-12-12 07:19:26 by bazik
Or go for freedb. IIRC, cddb requires you to have a license and to show their 'gracenote' logo when information is requested.
Freedb is completely free to use and has a simple protocol, it's very complete as well.

Thomas
Posted on 2002-12-12 07:25:32 by Thomas
Actually, some CD's do have song title information. It's called CD-text.

http://www.plextor.be/english/technical/cdtext.html

...or Google for "CD-text"
Posted on 2002-12-12 08:28:30 by Qweerdy
Thanks bazik, thomas and qweerdy for the information.
I will check it out.:)
Posted on 2002-12-12 16:29:52 by david