Are you running a 64-bit version of Windows? These installations contain a 32-bit *and* a 64-bit version of WMP. WMPCDText is only compatible with the 32-bit WMP and it doesn't show up in the 64-bit one. The WMPCDText installer will always launch the 32-bit version when "Run Windows Media Player now" is checked, so that could explain why you only see the plug-in on first launch, if you otherwise always run the 64-bit version. This can be verified with Task Manager: look for wmplayer.exe in the Processes tab, it will have *32 next to it when it's the 32-bit version.The solution is to make sure that you always run the 32-bit WMP. Usually, this means that you will have to change the target of each shortcut to WMP to the following:C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exePlease let me know if that helps.
No, I currently don't have any plans for a 64-bit WMPCDText. Is there any specific reason why you prefer running 64-bit WMP over 32-bit?
I have released WMPCDText, a Windows Media Player plug-in that finally adds support for CD-Text to WMP.There is an option to automatically read CD-Text from unknown CD's. Alternatively, you can also right-click on a CD-track in the Now Playing-pane while the CD is playing, and click "Read CD-Text". There are some other options too, those can be changed in the plug-in's settings dialog.DownloadEnjoy!Tim De BaetsUpdate Sept 1, 2007: I have updated WMPCDText with a fix for crashes that might occur in wmpvis.dll when a visualization is enabled in WMP. Please re-download and reinstall WMPCDText if WMP crashes when you advance to the next track, and these crashes started happening after installing WMPCDText.Update Dec 22, 2007: I have released the final version: http://bmproductions.fixnum.org/wmpcdtextUpdate Jul 9, 2008: WMPCDText 1.1 has been released. This new version fixes the "Error while executing SCSI command: SRB completed with error (4)" message.Update Jul 28, 2009: WMPCDText 1.2 adds full compatibility with Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7.
No worries, you posted this in the correct place
First, which version of WMP and Windows are you using? Are you using the latest version of WMPCDText, 1.2?
Regarding the first issue, would it be possible to post a screen shot of the garbage track names? You can attach the screen shot to your reply.
Also, do you get the same issue if you let CDex read the CD-Text?
About your second issue, does the option stay unchecked in WMPCDText's settings? Even with the option checked, WMPCDText will only convert if the original text is in all caps. I suggest that you check if the CD-Text isn't in all caps after all, by also using CDex.
Unfortunately, I now cannot get the issue to repeat. I had had the problem where if I used Read CD Text, I'd get garbage, then the right text, then garbage text, alternately. It was reproducable. Now, I can't reproduce it. It was a long string of apparently random text sometimes mixed in with part of the CD Text. I can't post screenshot, but, I can post the file name from a rip that was being returned as I did copy and paste those into a post on a different forum.
I see, I misunderstood the nature of the function. It only works on ALL caps text, not a mixture. Actually, it does say that in the settings, doesn't it? I just checked it DOES say that! Sorry.
QuoteI see, I misunderstood the nature of the function. It only works on ALL caps text, not a mixture. Actually, it does say that in the settings, doesn't it? I just checked it DOES say that! Sorry.So am I right to assume that this is cleared up now? Note that WMPCDText will automatically read the CD-Text only once, after that the CD-Text is cached in WMP's database. However, you can still force it to read CD-Text again by using the Read CD-Text context menu option.