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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 210
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Win All
  • Publisher: VERY Ltd (17 other programs)
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windows default iconCDswitch Publisher's description

A small utility that provides an easy and convenient access to the most frequent CD device operations and settings

The CDswitch application was designed to be a small utility that provides an easy and convenient access to the most frequent CD device operations and settings.

Would you like to have full information about contents of your CD drives without opening them? Do you wish to secure your CDs against accidental ejection and damage in consequence? Are you bothered with CDs forgotten in the drive after computer is turned off? Tired with crushing the CD drive button? So CDswitch is what you need!

Using just 16x16 pixels of your screen space CDswitch displays literally all relevant information about current state of your CD drives. CDswitch was designed in such a way that you should not change your routine mode of work with CDs, but at the same time it gives you a lot of new convinient and easy-to-use features.

This software is freeware. You can use this software royalty-free for private (non-commercial) purposes.

Here are some key features of "CDswitch":

В· Is suitable for all types of CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-RW devices
В· Recognizes media of various formats: data, audio, VCD/SVCD, DVD, blank (writable), erasable (re-writable), and enables operations peculiar to the current format only
В· Supports CD Text for CD-DA
В· Handles multiple CD drives.
В· If no drive letter was specified while your system recognizes more than one CD drive, you receive the Drive Choice dialog box
В· Starts on system startup as system tray icon for each drive managed, then is controlled by right-click menu
В· The system tray icon indicates the format and content type of media inserted, or empty drive, or open drive door, as well as a logical drive letter.
В· You can customize the letter color for each managed drive separately
В· Shows the volume label of a disk inserted as a tooltip on its icon
В· Supports the drive door opening/closing by double-click on its icon, as well as by a hotkey combination.
В· You can assign a hotkey for each managed drive separately. The hotkey is shown in first menu item Open CD Door
В· Can be tuned to close automatically a drive door open in 2 minutes
В· Can lock (disable) the manual eject button on the device
В· Can stop idle spin of the CD drive
В· Allows you to decrease a reading speed of the drive. (It reduces a noise and safeguards your disks from bursting.)
В· Can perform eject and insert operations using command line parameters.
В· This allows you to use CDswitch in batch files, or to create desktop shortcuts for these functions
В· Can intercept the Windows Shutdown request when a media remained in a CD drive.
В· You receive the Confirmation Dialog that allows you to take the media out before continuing the shutdown process
В· At Windows Shutdown, Restart and Logoff closes the open doors automatically
В· Extends the Windows AutoPlay customization for different types of media
You can execute from the CDswitch menu various operations:
В· start playing a disk with the player according the disk type
В· launch media autorun
В· browse disc with a file manager
В· browse images from the disc
В· call media, drive, and device Properties
В· When executing a program from a disk (through Run Autorun menu), shows this program's icon instead of its icon all time while the program is running (supports ICO, and also ANI, AVI, and GIF animated formats) CDswitch for more media types
Now CDswitch can recognize media files of the following types:
and playlists of the types:
В· Expands as its submenu the list of sound tracks, if they are present on a media inserted. It also can show sound track titles downloaded from the www.freedb.org database
В· If a media inserted into the drive is a data disk, all multimedia files are displayed in the CDswitch menu within their original folder structure
В· Has the context-sensitive Help, which can be called by pressing the system Help key, or right-click on a menu item
В· Informs you about its newer versions available to be downloaded on the Website
В· Supports user interface on different languages

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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