Re: Read Out TOC of a music CD

"Alexander Grigoriev" <>
Sat, 5 Jan 2008 17:44:11 -0800
In Win9x, that was not available. But I think ASPI was shipped with it then.
One could also hijack Adaptec/Roxio ASPI installed with WMP CD recording
engine, for CD reading.

"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

I'll say that this is better than the code I've seen, which does raw
reads, and is truly
ugly (it also ran on Win9x)

On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 20:30:10 -0800, "Alexander Grigoriev"
<> wrote:

That's pretty easy.


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

There are several problems here. I don't think it is well-documented
to do this, but
a number of open-source tools know how to do it; the downside here is
they are
open-source under GPL, which causes you all kinds of problems if you
actually use them.
The usual workaround was to put the module in a separate DLL, and there
were several
workarounds the GPL with respect to this; for example, making the DLL a
download from your
Web site, and having a program that worked just fine (but feature-poor)
without the DLL.
Because you are willing to give away the source to your DLL (being the
open source code),
you are not involved in making the code "part" of your product. GPL3
apparently tries to
close that hole, thus defeating the real value of open source even more
thoroughly than
GPL2 (I'm not a fan of GPL because I consider it as actively defeating
code sharing).

Have you tried a google search? Not sure what terms I would use, but
obvious ones
generate too many hits.
On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 16:30:59 +0100, "Udo Goelz" <> wrote:

Hello all,
does anybody know, how to read out the TOC of a CD with a C or C++
under windows.(Perhaps with MFC).
I don't aks for a tool to do this, because I want to use this TOC
information further on in an own software without copying the TOC from a
tool to this software.
Thanks in advance

Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
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