CD Player (Windows)

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CD Player
A component of Microsoft Windows
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CD Player running in Windows Vista with no disc inserted
Type Media player
Included with Windows 98
Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 (as Deluxe CD Player)
Also available for Windows 95
Windows Vista
Replaced by Windows Media Player
Support status
Related components
DVD Player

CD Player is a computer program that plays audio CDs using the computer's sound card. It was included in Windows 98, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 (as Deluxe CD Player). The program was also made available for Windows 95. It was removed from later versions of Windows starting with Windows ME, being replaced by Windows Media Player.


When the CD Player is launched, it searches the computer's optical disc drive for CD audio tracks, looks up disc metadata with an Internet service and plays the CD. CD recognition, track and artist data can be manually entered and are redisplayed on next load. If no CD is inserted, one of the following error messages is returned by the program: Data or no disc loaded. or Please insert an audio compact disc.

Deluxe CD Player[edit]

A modified version of CD Player with a different skin called Deluxe CD Player was also included in Microsoft Plus! for Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME until "beta 3" stage and Windows XP (Whistler) until beta 2 build 2446.

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