Playing Audio CDs

  It's Me 14:29 13 Mar 2005

This is going to be such a simple question, that most will wonder why I am asking.

For the first time ever, I want to play an Audio CD on my PC. (XP&SP2). I thought that I would just put the CD in and it would play !! OH No that is too easy. I am faced with a choice of playing it using RealOne Player or Windows Media Player. Not wanting to drop myself into something that I will wish I hadn't, it seems sensible to ask first. I tried the RealOne Player option, but when it started talking about installing I got scared. Is one better than the other, or is one or both deadly to install or what?

As I say, a seemingly quaint question, but it perhaps shows how green some of us are in dealing with various parts of this vast PC subject.

  stalion 14:35 13 Mar 2005

you should have windows media player already installed so if you do not want to install any other program choose it to play your cd's

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:38 13 Mar 2005

Play on either it makes little difference. You can install and complete the sign up for Real Player, it is no big deal. Ryunning both together is not a problem and you can choose either to play music. If you want you can delete real player from add/remove progs, failing that just choose WMP.


  byfordr 14:41 13 Mar 2005

Realplayer can be a bit intrusive...

click here selection including winamp

For itunes (good if you have ipod, again tries to take over your pc)
click here

Personally I tend to use Media player


  dogbreath1 15:15 13 Mar 2005

Winamp works really well.

  It's Me 15:22 13 Mar 2005

Thank you all very much. Anxiety gone now!

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