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Old 12-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
tferero
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Question question regarding mp3 file


This may seem like a strange question, but I burned a single mp3 song on a cd to test playback under linux. I burned this cd on my XP box. When I look at the cd in Windows explorer, it shows one file - the mp3. When I look at the cd in dolphin, it shows multiple folders and formats, such as ogg, wave etc.

Can anyone explain this to me? I would have expected to see only one file & format - mp3.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Never used the dolphin file manager. What do you see if you open up a console and cd to the directory from the command line?
 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have not been able to figure out how to read the contents of a cd in the command line. Is this a simple command?

Also, the files from the cd show the same way in konquer as in dolphin. I am copying the files to my harddrive, and it says I am copying 216 mb, although the file I burned was maybe 5mb.

All very strange to me.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:54 PM   #4
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I don't know about Dolphin, but in Konqueror, when viewing an audio cd iw would show me the .cda files and a subfolder for each format the files can be ripped and converted to. I think that's what you're seeing - the possible conversion options for the mp3 file.

From a commandline you can type the ls command to view files. If your cd is mounted in /media/cdrom the command would be

ls /media/cdrom
 
Old 12-08-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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This is a special feature of konqueror for audio CDs. The idea is that you can rip the CD simply by dragging and dropping the files of the format you require to your hard disk. The audio CD will be ripped and encoded on the fly to the appropriate format.

The first time I saw this is confused me too...
 
Old 12-08-2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response - I thought I was losing my mind here It would appear that dolphin does the same thing in its display too.

This would explain why copying all of the formats took up 200+ MB when I copied via Konqueror.

Dracolich, when I do: ls /media/cdrom I get this:

Code:
tferero@ubuntu:/$ ls /media/cdrom0
<mount point>  rdiff-backup-data
The rdiff file wound up there when I was messing around with a backup utility - I still don't know what I did to cause that to happen.

But, I don't see the file on cd, even though the cd is in the drive. Comments welcome on that.

This is still new to me, so many thanks to the posters above.
 
  


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