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well this kinda goes against what everyone else said, but this is what happened when i used xmms (note, it is not my normal player) i opened it and right clicked and went to preferences, then clicked the cd audio player plugin (note #2, if this is not there you may need additional plugins) ten clicked configure. i pointed the device at /dev/hdd (that is where my cdrom drive is) then the directory /mnt/cdrom (cause although there is no filesystem per say on the cd, xmms needs a place to read the raw audio from) then i riht clicked on xmms and clicked play location, and i clicked /mnt/cdrom and voila. try that. i htink that xmms is the only player that needs to have you play the directory. try xine and check the settings. then click the cd button on the gui and see if it plays it. dont know y but that is just how things work sometimes.
I'm using CD Player 2.8.0. A CD Player for GNOME. Written by Iain Holmes. It is the player that comes with the Distro. I tried to download and install XMMS but it wouldn't let me. The device is /dev/cdrom. I don't seem to be able to direct the player to a specific directory. I'm still in the dark here, but I'm learning.
try gnome-cd --device=/dev/hdc
if not gnome-cd --device=/dev/hdd
if not, what kernel version are you using? are you using ide-scsi?
what do you get if you ls -l /dev/hdc? ls -l /dev/hdd?
does it attempt to access the cd drive? you can usually tell cause the drive will light up and spin, so if it is not then i bet the first 2 things i told you wil help this is definately a problem of pointing. hell, man that player sucks anyway. y dont you try what everyone has said about xmms and all the others?
it just occurred to me that I might not be using the correct name for my device. It is a CD RW/DVD combo drive (sony). Would that make the name of the location different in XMMS? I'm not sure that I know how to look into the XMMS plugin to see what the device is. It may have a different name than cdrom.
You do not seem to have permission to access /dev/hdc.
Press 'Set device' to go to a dialog where you can set the device, or press 'Quit' to quit the CD player
This is what it tells me when I enter that device name in the cd player. I've tried it in xmms as well and it seems to just ignore that. Do I have to sign in as root to change device? I'll try that but this is what people have been telling me to do, and it doesn't seem to be working.
I gave up, and downloaded Ubuntu. Now the audio discs work fine, but I can't play DVDs. I guess if things worked well all the time, you'd have to pay for it, or know a whole lot more than I do about computers. I also made this reply to a previous thread, as I couldn't tell the difference. Thanks to all for helping. I'm too new to help, almost.
well, lets see. if you gave the error you could probably be helped on the dvd thing. just in case you will need the libdvdcss package (i dont know anything about ubuntu) and maybe the libdvdread package. then just make sure you have a symlink to the dvd drive . if the dvd drive is /dev/hdc then you would need a symlink /dev/dvd---> /dev/hdc. just open xine and click dvd and see what happens. if it immediatly errors, then xine is pointed wrong. it is in the setting. if you right click on xine and go to setup, then change the experiance setting as appropriate to let you change the directory it looks for. it wont let you control all options in beginner.