Originally Posted by wkearney99
Ok, so it's FUBAR. But where? In MCE, WMP, the changer or what? I'm about ready to pitch this f*ker out into the snow...
I keep reading similar posts about how the changer is working poorly on MCE for some people. I hope I can help because this really is an excellent changer.
One thing I can tell you, the problem you are seeing is not related to the changer but the host software that controls it. Since I only run mine under Linux, I am not familiar with the software you are using to control it. For the most part, the device is really quite dumb. It depends completely (almost) on the host software to manage the changer and drive. When you plug in the changer, the PC will see it as two devices:
- CD/DVD Changer Device
- CD/DVD Drive (ATAPI:SCSI)
Again, I haven't tried any of the MCE/WMP stuff you've been using but my guess is that it's caching the disc IDs + TOCs somewhere on you MCE PC's hard drive. It may be locking that info to specific slot positions in the changer. This must be some kind of cataloging mode, i.e. it expects you to put in your CD collection, it identifies them, logs CD info to local database (file), and you use the changer to simply index / play your collection. Is there an option in the host software interface for clearing a local cache or database?Do you want use the device strictly as an automated ripper or do you want to play your CDs from it?
I made an ugly Python script for ripping/encoding all the audio CDs in the changer. It's only been run on Linux but I'm sure it could be modified to work on Windows. I wouldn't know how to do it