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Friday, November 28, 2008

CD.exe: So small, this blogpost is probably bigger.

CD (or cd.exe as I call it) is the tiniest cd player you will ever see in my life. I'm dead serious. The zip is 5kb, and the executable is 10kb.

It has two main interfaces:
-Regular: Just a very tiny bar that can be dragged anywhere on the screen, and always stays on top. There are nine objects on the bar:
  • Restart CD
  • Previous track
  • Next track
  • Play/Pause
  • Stop
  • Track number
  • Time
  • Minimize (to tray)
  • Close
-Tray: Just sits in your tray. If you hover your mouse over the icon, it shows the track number. When you right click the icon, the following options appear:
  • Open (restore)
  • Restart CD
  • Previous track
  • Next track
  • Play (/Pause)
  • Stop
  • About
  • Close
It sounds alot more complicated than it is. It's a wonderful little app. It's tiny, and portable, and fairly light on resources. 3.5mb for both idle, and playing a cd for me at the moment, 0% CPU usage.

Only one small problem:

-Reliability: Doesn't always work as advertised. Actually, before today, I had only tried it on one comp, and it had never worked. But on my laptop, it works fine. I think it might have something to do with the CD drive letter. But I mean, it's 10kb, so it's worth the try.

Visit CD.exe (Robin Klear) website for Download

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