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How do I change the settings of digital and analog playback of a music CD with Media Bar and Windows Media Player 7?

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How do I change the settings of digital and analog playback of a music CD with Media Bar and Windows Media Player 7?

You can change the settings of digital and analog playback of a music CD both in the properties of CD-ROM of [Device Manager] and in the options of [Windows Media Player 7].

A) To change settings using [Device Manager]
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel] and double-click on the [System] icon.

2. Click the [Hardware] tab in the [System Properties] dialog box.
In the case of Windows 2000, click the [Device Manager] button.
In the case of Windows Me, click the [Device Manager].

3. In the case of Windows 2000, double-click on the [DVD/CD-ROM drives] icon in the [Device Manager] window. Right-click on the displayed CD-ROM drive name and click [Properties].
In the case of Windows Me, click the displayed CD-ROM drive name and click the [Properties] button.

4) Click the [Properties] tab in the [(Any drive name) Properties] dialog box.

5) Select the [Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device] checkbox in the [Digital CD Playback] box and click [OK].

B) To change settings using [Windows Media Player 7]
1. Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Windows Media Player].

2. Click [Options] in the [Tools] menu of the [Windows Media Player] window.

3. Select the [Digital Playback] checkbox in the [Playback Settings] box and click [OK].

The relationship of the above setting (i.e. selecting the digital playback checkbox) and digital/analog playback of the music CD are as follows:

CD-ROM Properties settings: Off, Off, On, On

Windows Media Player 7 settings: Off, On, Off, On

Media Bar: Analog, Analog, Digital, Digital

Windows Media Player 7: Analog, Digital, Digital, Digital

* On/Off in the above list shows the turning on or off of the digital playback checkbox.