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.
A CD-ROM that can extract digital audio accurately. If you have a brand name CD-ROM drive, and it was manufactured within the last 3 years, it should work fine with the CD-DA feature. If you are buying a new drive, stick with the name brands, e.g. Panasonic.
A constant linear velocity (CLV) CD-ROM drive can be used, but you may have trouble if you try and play, say track 1 and track 18 at the same time.
A CD-ROM drive that uses constant angular velocity (CAV) technology. The CD-DA functionality will always work much better with a CD-ROM drive that uses CAV technology. If you wish to play tracks from the same CD, at the same time, you are best to use this type of CD-Rom.
If you are using the Windows 9x operating system your computer must have a genuine Adaptec ASPI layer installed.
A CD-ROM that adheres to the industry standard MMC command set.
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.
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.
How to play an audio CD
CD-DA Auto-Play Mode
CD-DA cache system
CD subsystem FAQ