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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:50 PM

Can you play music CD in a laptop? I'm new to such technology.

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Reply Can you play music CD in a laptop? I'm new to such technology. (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
Systematic Chaos Apr 2012 #1
applegrove Apr 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #2
applegrove Apr 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #5
applegrove Apr 2012 #6
WhoIsNumberNone Apr 2012 #7
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #8

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:07 PM

1. Music CDs and movie DVDs as well. Even Blu-Ray if your optical drive is a Blu-Ray...

...but those aren't standard in computers yet, so unless yours is close to top-of-the line you're probably restricted to CDs and DVDs.

When you pop the CD in, it should cue up in the Windows Media Center or some related program. If not, come back and let us know and I'm sure someone can help you.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. Worked like a charm. Thank you.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:20 PM

2. Yes.

When you put in a CD the computer should launch whatever application it uses to play the CD. You'd play it from that application. Nothing to it!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 PM

4. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. No problems playing a CD, but

the speakers will probably disappoint. You can buy some nice external speakers to exploit the soundcard capability in your laptop. You use the headphone jack as the sound output to the speakers. I've got a set of Logitech speakers that handle 5.1 stereo with a separate powered bass....no need anymore for a separate receiver, CD player, IMHO.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:31 PM

6. Yes. I'm playing tracy chapman right now and the laptop is not a nice a sound as my former portable

stereo. Will do for now. Good to know I can upgrade the speakers some day.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:12 AM

7. Your laptop most likely has a headphone jack

You can listen on headphones, or find yourself some inexpensive speakers...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=98&name=Computer-Speakers&cm_sp=Masthead-_-Computer%20Parts-_-Spot%2020

Just be sure to check the specs and make sure the connection matches your computer (You're most likely looking for miniplug- aka headphone or 1/8" plug. Most laptops have a couple of USB ports as well- if you have a free port you can also use USB speakers)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:34 AM

8. Yes. Just put it in.

 

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