CD Technical Support

Using Enhanced CDs with PCs

When you insert the disc into your computer, Windows shows a dialog box with several choices. You will see a choice to play the audio CD, a choice to AutoRun the content, and at the bottom, a choice to Open folder to view files.

If you AutoRun the content, your web browser will open and you will see the track listings and links to open the folder of MIDI files.

Alternatively, you can access the files manually. Eject the disc, put it back in again, and in that dialog box, pick the last choice to Open folder to view files. There is a “midi” folder there with the files, which you can copy to the device or media of your choice. Some Faber Piano Adventures enhanced CDs have a “resources” folder first, and then a “midi” folder.

Once you have saved the files, you will need some software to play them. Windows Media Player can play them, but it doesn’t offer the choices to change tempo, mute tracks, etc.

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Using Enhanced CDs with Macs

When you insert the disc into your Mac, a window will open showing a file named “begin_here.html”. Double-click this file and your web browser will open. Then you will see the track listings and links to open the folder of MIDI files.

You can also access the files manually. Look in the “resources” folder, then the “midi” folder. You can copy these files to the device or media of your choice.

Once you have saved the files, you will need some software to play them. Quicktime Player or iTunes can play them, but they don’t offer the choices to change tempo, mute tracks, etc.

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