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Old 03-22-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Thumbs down I can't PLAY CDs


Well, whenever I put a CD into the drive, it's recognized as a CD being there. i.e. the icon on my desktop changes to the music CD icon. But when I click the icon to mount/play the CD, it loads briefly, then doesn't do anything.....I know it loads cause my cursor changes as well.

It recognizes there's a CD there, like if I opened up K3B...it would show the track on the CD...but I can't play the tracks/CD. They're like that shade of grey text that you can't click on.

It's wierd though. Cause I can put in a CD with mpegs, WMV, mov, etc. files, and I can mount/play those fine.......but music CDs will not work. Burned or original.

Anybody know WTF the problem is? It's a CDRW drive, not a DVD drive BTW if that helps....
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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Check running it as root (whole kde), if it worked, then it is a permissions issue.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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Alright...I logged out and logged in as root. IT WILL PLAY under KSCD...so I said "okay" then right click > Open with > typed in gmplayer

It said Mplayer couldn't play it WTF?

So OK...I just go back and click the icon and now it does the same thing as non-root....it loads briefly and nothing happens. So I try right click > Open With > KSCD

"KSCD could not launch"

WTF? What do I do now? NEITHER root or non-root will play a music CD because I tried to open it with GMplayer. It doesn't try to launch with GMplayer...it still tries to launch with KSCD, but it just doesn't do anything after I click for it to play after it's half second of loading.....
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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get alsaplayer and try that it plays CDDA this player even lets you mess with the sppeed and direction of ur cd trax
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
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Well...I DL'd Also player...from alsaplayer.org...and DL'd the RPM for SUSE.

Well, it installed, but umm......when I do the whole right click > Open With thing...Alsa player opens...but nothing happens. When I press play...it asks me what file I want to use.

So I went to Properties and changed execute to use Alsaplayer...and an error came up and said Alsaplayer executable not found? So I switched it to GMplayer....and Mplayer launches, but that's it...it launches, and it works...but when I press play, it plays the last thing I played on Mplayer, not whats on the CD.....
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:30 AM   #6
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use <u>alsaplayer's playlist</u> to open the file... its right near the play button, don't do it from your file manager it might not work, and to play CD's use the left most button on the interface and select <u>CDDA</u> from the dropdown menu.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:33 AM   #7
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oh one more thing... you can drag and drop into your playlist
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:44 AM   #8
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Well,I did Open With > Alsaplayer Opened the playlist feature and selected Dev > CDrecorder and it freezes up.....

I tried and used alsaplayer to play MP3s that are on my HD, and it works fine. It's just that nothing wants to play music cd's....
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:54 AM   #9
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hmm... /dev/cdrecorder ? do you also have a /dev/cdrom ? maybe the applications are trying to read from /dev/cdrom and cannot find it. It happened for me with /dev/dvd, so it might be worth checking.

Also, there is this small command line cd player called "dcd", you can try your luck with that as well.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 03:06 PM   #10
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Naw...I only have a CDrecorder....

Here's a little bit I tried to do from script...does it mean anything?

oicdn@linux:/dev> mount cdrecorder
mount: can't find /dev/sr0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
oicdn@linux:/dev>

So umm....what now?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:44 PM   #11
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did u set up scsi emulation? if not then its /dev/hdc
 
Old 03-23-2004, 11:57 PM   #12
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Also, when using scsi emulation you need support for scsi cdrom drives along with scsi emulation. I didn't know that at first either which wasted a little bit of my time.

Also, XMMS can play my CD's just fine, so perhaps you could try using XMMS. It's a great media player, so it'll be worth the install anyway. Oh yeah, it's a good idea to configure the CD playing plugin to do digital extraction so it sounds better.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 07:07 AM   #13
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Well thing is...it USED to play music CDs...there was a power outtage and my computer shut off when the power went out...when it booted back up(when power came back), everything was great...even burned some CDs...tried to play one and it wouldn't. So it USED to work...I just dunno why it doesn't now. Like I said, CDrecorder records CDs fine, and it even recognizes a CD is there, but ti won't play it, but it WILL play mpegs, avi, mov, wmv, etc....which is what's killing me....

I converted over from a Windows ME system, so when I deleted windows/installed Sus 9.0....Suse did all the configuration.
 
  


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