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Old 08-30-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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MiniDisc player in Linux


Okay, let me explain what I've done so far... I've found out that I need to have certain modules enabled/loaded in order for this to work. I basically just need to find out how I can load a (or the) usb audio module, preferably without compiling the kernel or anything fancy like that. I think after I get that module, I can handle the rest, if not, I always have my good friends on the board. Any help is good help.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 03:29 AM   #2
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it's a lot easier just to recompile your kernel and just enable the USB support in the kernel. So, I assume that you are plugging your new MiniDisc into the computer via USB cable. But rather than using a Usb audio support, I think what you really are going to use is the mass storage usb support, for that is what you're going to do, download songs into your MiniDisc.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 01:29 PM   #3
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Okay, I'll take your word for it that compiling is easier, since I'm a n00b anyway, but what the MiniDisc player does is record the sound directly while the song is playing. Example: (in windows) I would change to my usb audio for my primary sound through the multimedia settings and then I would play something and hit the record on the MiniDisc player just like I would a tape deck back in the day. The song will record and you can hear it while it plays. It doesn't compress it at all, which I think it what some of the new ones do. Hence that I can record directly from CD players and things like that, because it does it directly. I'm not sure if I'm right, but now that you know the details, I'm curious of your feedback. Thanks.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 01:53 PM   #4
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Ok... While I too am learning linux, I believe that i might be able to clarify what this individual is trying to do...

The older style minidisc players had usb to spdif audio output devices... Aka, you plug one end in to the usb port, and on the other end you have an optical output to plug the minidisc recorder into. He seems to want to be able to use this under linux, but since i"m not even sure there are drivers, I'll leave that up to the experts... I just wanted to see if i could clarify things at all...

And no, it's not a mass storage device driver that he wants to enable... This is truly a USB audio device... The system never even knows that the other end is connected to a minidisc player!

Hope this helps
 
Old 08-31-2002, 02:54 PM   #5
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ah ok, cuz my parents just got a new minidisc player, and what you can do is treat it like a CD-rw, where you connect it via USB and you can store data, mp3's without doing the playing thing like if you were recording off of a Stereo playing a cd which has a digital output for minidiscs. This is why I can't too clear, unless what you are saying is in fact what he is trying to do. Which does sound like it is.

This is what I found, on the subject. It seems promising, if everything goes as well as it is described. You need to recompile your kernel with USB support, like I mentioned before, and then an extra option which is the USB Audio will then become available. Just choose it, and I recommend you compile it into the kernel, and not make it into a module...then you don't have to worry about having to keep loading it.
Hope this helps!

"USB audio systems such as speakers normally comply with the
USB audio class specification. If your audio device does not comply with the specification, it will not work with Linux at this time.

You need to turn on the Sound card support kernel option, which is in the Sound section. You will then be able to turn on the USB Audio support option in the normal USB section.

If you elected to use modules, you need to load the module called audio.o.

You can test your installation by dumping some random data out to the audio interface, using a command like cat /bin/bash > /dev/dsp. USB audio is integrated into the normal Linux sound architecture, and most tools should work fine with USB speakers. See the Sound HOWTO for more details and suggestions."

This is the website so you can checkout the Howto:
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x319.html

ah, and remember that their example is Sound speakers...but you can just ignore that, just plug your usb cable and it is the cable that takes business of converting it into digital signal, for the minidisc to record it.

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