The CD-DA subsystem

The OtsAV CD-DA subsystem enables you to play standard audio CDs directly in the OtsAV decks, without any need to first rip and encode the CD. The CD tracks are played digitally, as opposed to the analog method, which means that they go through the superior OtsAV audio pipeline.

You can apply pitch/tempo adjustments to your CD tracks, just as if they were a digital audio file. In short, these tracks are treated just like a file. They even mix correctly, just like your media files. You can even play or mix between two tracks from the same CD at the same time.

For instructions on how to play an audio CD click here.

How well or not the CD-DA functionality works on your computer will depend on the quality of your CD-ROM drive(s). For details on the CD-DA requirements click here.

If your drive does not work well with the CD-DA feature, ie. you get static, pops, clicks, or it doesn't even get that far then you may need to look at upgrading your CD-ROM.


How to enable the CD-DA subsystem

By default the OtsAV CD-DA subsystem is disabled.

To enable CD-DA for the current session, go to Options -> CD-DA -> CD-DA Subsystem Enabled.

To enable CD-DA constantly, go to Options -> CD-DA -> Enable CD-DA Subsystem at Startup.

Note: You can instruct OtsAV to automatically generate a playlist and begin playing an audio CD that is inserted into a CD-ROM. For details on the CD-DA Auto-Play Mode click here.


For instructions on troubleshooting the CD-DA subsystem click here.


Related Topics:

How to play an audio CD

CD-DA Auto-Play Mode

CD-DA cache system

CD subsystem FAQ