When a program is named something like OrangeCD Player, you'd think that said program would at a bare minimum be capable of playing CDs. But you'd be wrong. To our astonishment, OrangeCD Player seems unable to do the one task that is promised by both its name and description.
What is OrangeCD Player, if not a CD player? It seems to be simply a way to catalog your digital audio files. We inserted a CD, had the program scan it, and it created a database entry for the CD containing the cover art, track listing, and other album information. Great, we thought, but how do we actually play the songs? We searched through the program's various menus until we found a clearly labeled Play command. We selected it, and the program asked us which application we wanted to open the CD with. That's right: the so-called CD player asked us to use another program to play the CD. We were dumbstruck. We spent an inordinate amount of time poking around in the program, trying to determine if there was something that we were missing, but it seems that there's not. The program doesn't even have a Help file; there's a brief FAQ that, if nothing else, lets users know unambiguously that the program doesn't rip tracks from CDs. But there's no information at all about actually playing tracks from the CD. We recommend skipping this program, unless you enjoy feeling like you're stuck in an absurdist play.
OrangeCD Player is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program.
OrangeCD Player is a compact freeware program that allows you to listen audio CDs through your computer CD-ROM and audio card. The player supports FreeDB Internet database and integrates with music database software, so every time you play a new album, it downloads track titles and other information from Internet and automatically catalogs the album in your music database. Other features include various playback modes, play lists, direct track access and disc position memory. Now, if you restart your computer frequently, you don't have to listen to the first song of the CD again and again.