This program reminded me of my first few experiences with a computer. I remember the first time I stuck a CD in my PC and thought, “Wow, it can play CDs, too!” Of course, that was more than a few years ago and a lot of time has passed since then. Now my computer is also my stereo – so I am always looking for interesting new ways to enjoy my audio experience.

One of the most recent programs I have tried playing with was the OrangeCD Player. After installing, my first thought was, “It is not orange!” but I am happy to say that was the last disappointment it gave me. Here are a few more details on it from the developers:

OrangeCD Player is a classic tray-based CD player, featuring a complete set of playback functions, including programmed and random play, and a smart retain-position function (even if you restart your computer every ten minutes, you don t have to listen the first track over and over). It is designed to take as little desktop space as possible. Other features include integrated volume controls, internet title lookup via CDDB/FreeDB, direct track access, customizable menu layout and mouse events.

Now with programs out there that will play music, make toast, and play movies – why do you need this throwback to the stone ages? Well, for me I like to have a few programs that do their jobs very well rather than one program that just does an “OK” job at a lot of things.

[1.4M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP] [FREE]

[tags]cd, player, audio, music, tray, Windows, freeware[/tags]