Quote:>I am a newbie so please be patient. I 'm unable to play Audio CD's on
>RedHat 4.1 using XplayCD. Whenever I try to launch this app, it fails to
>recognize that an Audio CD has been inserted. I can mount and umount any
>data CD with mount iso9660 -t /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom, without any problems.
>I have installed and configured OSS drivers for the soundblaster 16 and I
>can play sound. So I know that I have sound capabilties. This is a SCSI
>CDrom (NEC 84-1) attached to a 2940w Adaptec controller with 2 SCSI
>harddisk attached also. Any help would be surely appreciated.
I also have problems with xplaycd from Red Hat 4.0 or 4.1 (the same
problem with both), but with very different hardware. I have SCSI hard
drives, but a Creative Labs 8x ATAPI CD-ROM drive, which Linux recognizes
fine for data CDs. I've got a Gravis UltraSound PnP with the UltraSound
project drivers (version 1.60a), and it works fine for playing .WAV and
MIDI files. I have no problems playing audio CDs on this hardware from
OS/2. A rough description of the problem under Linux matches what you
say, but I've more details that might or might not match yours.
Specifically, if I launch xplaycd and then insert an audio CD, xplaycd
won't recognize that anything's been inserted. If, OTOH, I insert an
audio CD and then launch xplaycd, the program recognizes that a CD is in
the drive, but an attempt to play it shows drive activity (the drive's
LED comes on), but no sound through the system's speakers or headphones
attached to the drive (usually; for at least one CD on at least one
occasion, it did work correctly right away). If I then hit the stop
button, wait for the LED on the drive to go out, and hit the play button,
the CD will usually play correctly, so long as I don't try to manually
change tracks. Sometimes this won't work, though, and xplaycd will seem
to have hung pretty badly (a kill command won't work, but selecting
"destroy" from the player's fvwm menu will kill it). On a second launch
with the same audio CD, though, it'll work.
Up until seeing your post, I'd assumed that this was a quirky
incompatibility between this CD-ROM drive and xplaycd, but now I wonder.
I wish I had an answer, but I don't. Does anybody know of any other
X-based audio CD players?
Rod Smith Author of:
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