Solution for Cddbcontrolwinamp.dll Error Problems
The file cddbcontrolwinamp.dll is described as a CDDBControl Core Module for Winamp5. CDDB stands for Compact Disc Database, which is a licensed trademark of Gracenote Inc. (formerly known as CDDB, Inc.) whose general use is to serve as a database for applications to find audio CD information over the Internet. Gracenote created this file for Winamp to serve as one of its plugins.
The need for such an added module to display CD information is due to the fact the audio CDs are simply just analog sound storage mediums, it was never envision as audio files with data files to be included in its storage. As a result the audio CD format does not include information such as track name. And this is where the file cddbcontrolwinamp.dll is able to make this kind of information convenient to the users.
When cddbcontrolwinamp.dll is successfully installed and integrated into Winamp 5 the music player is then able to display information about the CD. The process involves assigning a disc ID once the CD is played using WinAmp. This ID is dependent on the track duration, the number of tracks as well as the order of these tracks.
The CD ID are usually 32-bit and shown as a hexadecimal number where the first two digits represent a redundancy check the next four are the CD’s total time in seconds (time from the beginning of the very first track up until the last track including the 2 seconds silence leader) and the last two digits represents the quantity of tracks included in the CD. The program then connects to the Internet database where the information is stored.
From that database information is collected and is then displayed in the Winamp window. This information includes the artist name, CD title, track list and some additional information.
Whenever the file cddbcontrolwinamp.dll is installed together with the file cddbmusicidwinamp.dll, the auto tag function and the auto registration is automatically included.
Cddbcontrolwinamp.dll is created by:
Gracenote (formerly CDDB, Inc.)
Known file path:
C:\ Program Files\ Winamp\ Plugins\ cddbcontrolwinamp.dll
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