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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

I want the ability to use either cd-rom player for music cd's. Is there a Y cable that can be used, or does the sound card have to have 2 connections?

Barry S
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

More to the point, the MCI CD Audio driver (Windows way of playing CD's) can only have one drive selected as the source for audio.
If you had one CD-ROM drive that had player controls on the front that would be OK, since you could use the on-screen CD Player for one and the manual CD controls on the other drive.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

Very interesting; Some sound cards have more than
one connection for a CD-rom.
Havent seen a "Y" cable, but the cable from the CD-rom
to the sound card consist of: a connecter, a 3 wire
cable, and another connecter.
shouldnt pose a problem to make a "Y" cable.

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