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Old 10-12-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
helloyo
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Can't play cds


Hi, i am using Gnome 2 under Redhat 9, and am using OSS. MP3s play fine, but whenever i try playing a cd it says its playing but i can't hear anything. There is no cable link between and my cd player because i couldn't find the cable. I can access all the files on the cd, just can't play them.

Anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:21 AM   #2
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Well helloyo you will need that cd audio cable to hear sound from your cdrom.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 05:59 AM   #3
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Yeah, i tried finding that, but i still cant. i know dma would be best, but for some reason before i installed redhat again i could play cds...
 
Old 10-12-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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? so you can play CDs now? pramod was talking about a little cable that directly connects your CDROM drive and your sound card...
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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yeah, im having the same problem....and i think it needs another plugin for the program because all i get is the bass from my music....and i can only hear it cuz my comp has a subwoofer cuz i had the same problem with xmms but i just messed with the plugins til i got the best sound but with redhat 9's cd player i don't see where you can do that
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #6
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Remember to unmute everything and turn up the vol on all of the controls just in case.

If you are usign ALSA then run alsamixer and tune everything there.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:07 PM   #7
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my comp isnt muted
 
Old 10-13-2003, 01:58 AM   #8
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my volumes are all set properly, but it still isn't working
 
Old 10-13-2003, 01:01 PM   #9
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you did hook up an audio cable from the drive to the audio on the board/soundcard as suggested - right?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 01:02 PM   #10
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Is it plugged in the right place and have you tried a known good cable?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 01:17 PM   #11
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xmms can play cd without the audible cable.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 03:42 PM   #12
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I don't understand how xmms can play a music cd if the cd-rom drive does not have an audio cable attached to it.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:01 PM   #13
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That happened to me and I just get the cd-read plug-in for XMMS and it reads the audio Cd's as and play them like if you were playing a wav file so you don't need to have the cable connected to your sound card for xmms to play your cds.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 06:49 PM   #14
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o-kay! that's a new one.

SO I guess he's trying to do the same with DVD's then - play them without an audio cable.

would be a whole lot easier getting a cable from an old pc or extra drive or something.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:05 PM   #15
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I don't have an audio cable attached to my soundcard.
The sound goes via the IDE cable.
How else can you create mp3/ogg files which are digital ?
Then you couldn't rip audio at 4x or any speed above 1x., right ?
It is not needed to attach an audiocable to your soundcard.
 
  


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