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Posted on 2001-06-27
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I need 3 routines: Eject, Retract and Count tracks(without using MediaPlayer).

I know there is an mcisendstring or something like that but it does not handle the situation of having more than one CD drive(for example if someone has CD and CDR)
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by:Epsylon
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uses MMSystem;


// to open
mciSendString('Set cdaudio door open wait', nil, 0, handle);

// yo close
mciSendString('Set cdaudio door closed wait', nil, 0, handle);


I have no idea how to count the tracks...
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by:duke_n
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And what If I wanna do that(eject/retract) to the second/third/../twentieth CD?
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by:Epsylon
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Here's roughly how to get the number of tracks:

var mciOpenParms: TMCI_Open_Parms;
    mciStatusParms: TMCI_Status_Parms;
    mciSetParms: TMCI_Set_Parms;
begin
  mciOpenParms.lpstrDeviceType := 'cdaudio';
  mciSendCommand(0, MCI_OPEN, MCI_OPEN_TYPE, Cardinal(@mciOpenParms));
  mciStatusParms.dwItem := MCI_STATUS_NUMBER_OF_TRACKS;
  if mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_STATUS, MCI_STATUS_ITEM, Cardinal(@mciStatusParms)) = 0 then
    ShowMessage(IntToStr(mciStatusParms.dwReturn));
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_CLOSE, 0, 0);
end;
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Ok here is is:

uses MMSystem;

const
  DRIVE = 'G:';

procedure TForm1.GetNumberOfTracksClick(Sender: TObject);
var mciOpenParms: TMCI_Open_Parms;
    mciStatusParms: TMCI_Status_Parms;
begin
  mciOpenParms.lpstrDeviceType := 'cdaudio';
  mciOpenParms.lpstrElementName := DRIVE;
  mciSendCommand(0, MCI_OPEN, MCI_OPEN_TYPE or MCI_OPEN_ELEMENT, Cardinal(@mciOpenParms));
  mciStatusParms.dwItem := MCI_STATUS_NUMBER_OF_TRACKS;
  if mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_STATUS, MCI_STATUS_ITEM, Cardinal(@mciStatusParms)) = 0 then
    ShowMessage(IntToStr(mciStatusParms.dwReturn));
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_CLOSE, 0, 0);
end;

procedure TForm1.OpenCDClick(Sender: TObject);
var mciOpenParms: TMCI_Open_Parms;
begin
  mciOpenParms.lpstrDeviceType := 'cdaudio';
  mciOpenParms.lpstrElementName := DRIVE;
  mciSendCommand(0, MCI_OPEN, MCI_OPEN_TYPE or MCI_OPEN_ELEMENT, Cardinal(@mciOpenParms));
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_SET, MCI_SET_DOOR_OPEN, 0);
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_CLOSE, 0, 0);
end;

procedure TForm1.CloseCDClick(Sender: TObject);
var mciOpenParms: TMCI_Open_Parms;
begin
  mciOpenParms.lpstrDeviceType := 'cdaudio';
  mciOpenParms.lpstrElementName := DRIVE;
  mciSendCommand(0, MCI_OPEN, MCI_OPEN_TYPE or MCI_OPEN_ELEMENT, Cardinal(@mciOpenParms));
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_SET, MCI_SET_DOOR_CLOSED, 0);
  mciSendCommand(mciOpenParms.wDeviceID, MCI_CLOSE, 0, 0);
end;
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by:duke_n
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exceptional.
thank you very much.
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by:Epsylon
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Here is how to find CDROM drives:

procedure ListDrives(Strings: TStrings);
const BufSize = 256;
var
  Buffer: PChar;
  P: PChar;
begin
  GetMem(Buffer, BufSize);
  try
    Strings.BeginUpdate;
    try
      Strings.Clear;
      if GetLogicalDriveStrings(BufSize, Buffer) <> 0 then
      begin
        P := Buffer;
        while P^ <> #0 do
        begin
          if GetDriveType(PChar(P)) = DRIVE_CDROM then
            Strings.Add(P);
          Inc(P, StrLen(P) + 1);
        end;
      end;
    finally
      Strings.EndUpdate;
    end;
  finally
    FreeMem(Buffer, BufSize);
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  ListDrives(ListBox1.Items);
end;
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Thanks  :o)
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