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    Question Windows Media Player Question

    Please help solve an argument.

    My Dad (54) was ripping some music to the computer using windows media player.

    he put in an oldish CD, (the commitments soundtrack) and up came the track listings -artists/track titles.

    Dad says "look thats clever the track information is on the CD"

    i said "NO windows media player looks on the internet for the track info"

    he says "well i'm not connected to the internet"

    i said "well windows media player looks on the net for the track info then keeps it on the computer for every time you out that CD in. so you must have put that CD in before"

    he says "no i havent"

    so i went on google and hoped to find an article on how it works to prove my case. but to no avail.

    does anyone know for sure how it works, does it have an offline database on your PC of CDs you've never loaded ???

    many thanks

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    Windows media player does have a database cache. However it is also possible for the CD to have the data as well. So I'm affraid your both right.

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    is there anyway i can prove a CD has/hasnt got info on it ?

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    If you have CD text on your car CD player then it should work then, if it has the info on the disc. I think it is normally albums produced by SONY but there may be others.
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    ID3 tags and CD Text is digitally encoded onto the CD. When played back on WMP or a stereo (With the capability) it will tell you whats playing etc


    ... If u wanna know what an ID3 tag is and your using WinXP .. right click an MP3 and goto properties, then goto "Summary" and click the Advanced button. There you will see the bitrate and other information of the MP3 track
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