hello every1, am doin my final yr dissertation on cd database ( audio cd and mp3 cd). I'm to develop something similar to media player. My software should be able to copy cds and save on computer. user should b able to search 4 a specific song and play it. It should store large amount of music. I'm using visual basic 6 as my programming language but thinkin of using of using sequential files.

1. would sequential files stil be able 2 store large music and also pick specific song to play?

2. how would music be copied to pc? i think its by using a dll but am not sure.

3. pls would really appreciate if ne1 can let me know of some good resources.

thank u very much

P.S I HV JUST 3MNTHS TIL DEADLINE

Edited 7 Years Ago by mimi8469: n/a

A sequential file, text file, whatever, would be easy enough to search for contents so yes. As for copying a file from a CD to the hard drive is as simple as using FileCopy but going the other way will not be so easy.

Good Luck

thnk u very much .. really appreciate it. If i use the filecopy method to copy frm cds to hard drive , how could i copy from hard drive to cd?

A sequential file, text file, whatever, would be easy enough to search for contents so yes. As for copying a file from a CD to the hard drive is as simple as using FileCopy but going the other way will not be so easy.

Good Luck

If you do a FileCopy from the Audio CD to Hard Drive the file type is going to be *.CDA not *.MP3 (for example)... Not to mention the size of a CDA file compared to MP3 is HUGE (because it is a PCM file)! You need to look into Ripping/Encoding the CDA -> WAV -> MP3 (and possibly tagging them)... Lame is a great MP3 encoder and has an optional command line interface. Off the top of my head I am unsure the best option to encode from CDA to WAV though...

HTH's
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Edited 7 Years Ago by sinnerFA: n/a

Well that really depends upon the manufacturer and the software they provide, the OS, and if there is a prog that allows for drag-n-drop to the CD. It could be as easy as filecopy or the use of API's that are provided by the specific OS or program.

Nowadays however, it should be simplier than the old days where we just had tape drives to backup to...

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkiwIG9BKdZIAD7ZXNyoA?p=vb6+backup+cdr&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701&sao=1

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkmjHHNBKn84AFANXNyoA?p=vb6+API+open+close+cdr&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701&sao=1

and check out the first link of the second one above!!!!

http://vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Code/Libraries/Writing_CDs/IMAPI/article.asp

and while you are on that page look on the left side as there are other ways to accomplish what you want.

Good Luck

hello there.. pls does ne1 know of a code i could use to copy from audio cds to database or sequential files.

PLS AM DESPERATE..

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