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Indentifying a CD when inserted.. is it a DATA or AUDIO CD?

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Hi!

My program needs to know what kind of a CD is in drive, when user inserts one... How to make a difference between Data or Audio CD ? And my program needs also to know the label of data cd and track count of possible audio cd..
How do I do that ?
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Question by:DjDMac
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by:pjdb
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the API function GetVolumeInformation give you the volume name ("audio CD" or any name for data CD).

Don't know about how to obtain the track count

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viktornet earned 300 total points
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Here is some stuff on updating the tracks....
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interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  MPlayer, StdCtrls, ExtCtrls;

type
  TfrmCDPlayer = class(TForm)
    mmPlayer: TMediaPlayer;
    GroupBox1: TGroupBox;
    Label1: TLabel;
    Label2: TLabel;
    txtCurrent: TEdit;
    txtNoTracks: TEdit;
    Label3: TLabel;
    Label4: TLabel;
    txtLength: TEdit;
    txtPosition: TEdit;
    Timer1: TTimer;
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
    procedure UpdateTracks;
    procedure FormClose(Sender: TObject; var Action: TCloseAction);
    procedure Timer1Timer(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  frmCDPlayer: TfrmCDPlayer;

function BreakDown( nValue : longint ) : string;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TfrmCDPlayer.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
     UpdateTracks;
end;

procedure TfrmCDPlayer.UpdateTracks;
var
   nCurrentTrack : integer;
begin
     with mmPlayer do
     begin
          TimeFormat := tfTMSF;

          nCurrentTrack := Position and 255;

          txtCurrent.text := IntToStr(nCurrentTrack);
          txtNoTracks.text := IntToStr(Tracks);
          txtLength.text := BreakDown(TrackLength[nCurrentTrack]);
          txtPosition.text := BreakDown( Position );

     end;
end;

function BreakDown( nValue : longint ) : string;
var
   nTrack           : integer;
   nMinutes         : integer;
   nSeconds         : integer;
   sResult          : string;
begin

     nTrack := nValue and 255;
     nMinutes := (nValue div 256) and 255;
     nSeconds := (nvalue div 65536) and 255;

     sResult := IntToStr(nTrack) + ':'
                + IntToStr(nMinutes) + ':'
                + IntToStr(nSeconds);

     BreakDown := sResult;

end;


procedure TfrmCDPlayer.FormClose(Sender: TObject;
  var Action: TCloseAction);
begin
     mmPlayer.Stop;
end;

procedure TfrmCDPlayer.Timer1Timer(Sender: TObject);
begin
     UpdateTracks;
end;

end.
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Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:DjDMac
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Can I do it without MediaPlayer ?
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by:viktornet
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Haven't tried yet!

//vik
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by:filyagin
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IsAudioCD is the function, which returns true if your CD drive
contains audio disk, and false otherwise.

function IsAudioCD(Drive : Char) : Boolean;
var
  MaximumComponentLength,
  FileSystemFlags        : DWORD;
  DrivePath,
  VolumeName             : string;
begin
  Result := false;
  DrivePath := Drive + ':\';
  if GetDriveType(PChar(DrivePath)) <> DRIVE_CDROM then exit;
  SetLength(VolumeName, 64);
  GetVolumeInformation(PChar(DrivePath), PChar(VolumeName), Length(VolumeName),
    nil, MaximumComponentLength, FileSystemFlags, nil, 0);
  if lStrCmp(PChar(VolumeName),'Audio CD') = 0 then result := true;
end;

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