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Old 12-29-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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sata cd/dvd drive won't play music or videos


I have a sony Sata cd/dvd drive. I installed Solaris 10 using this drive with no problems. I have no problem reading a data cd.

I tried Gnome cd player. It shows the play list and appears ready to play but nothing happens.

I tried inserting a dvd and using the movie player. I thought it would auto recognize the dvd but it didn't. I clicked on movie and directed it to the cdrom drive. I highlighted the dvd, it still wouldn't except it. I opened the dvd files and went to an individual file within the dvd. It accepted the file. Of course after selecting the file to play, it errored with a could not read stream.

Is there a patch I need to resolve this problem ?

Thanks,

Fred
 
Old 12-29-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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I have a sony Sata cd/dvd drive. I installed Solaris 10 using this drive with no problems. I have no problem reading a data cd.

I tried Gnome cd player. It shows the play list and appears ready to play but nothing happens.
I think there is nothing wrong with your sony Sata cd/dvd drive.
But what about your systems' sound device, Fred?
What device is it? (f you 're not sure, run Sun's Device Detection Tool again).
And ..... is the software for that device well enough configured (no mute on & that sort of thing)?

Regs, C
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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Also, don't expect Solaris to play out of the box copy protected DVDs.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:38 PM   #4
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Response on sound

I tried playing a mp3 file not on cd and the music plays fine.
I tried playing a WMA file doesn't recognize file type. I thought I read that Solaris could read WMA music files?


I put a cd in the drive and the title comes up and the drive isn't spinning and the song does not play. I tryed to select a different song from the list and it reverts back to the first song.

As far as the DVD goes. You mean I can't play a prerecorded DVD ?

I have been uploading all the updates for the system, then I'll run the device tool and see what it shows.

Fred
 
Old 12-29-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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I tried playing a mp3 file not on cd and the music plays fine.
OK

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I tried playing a WMA file doesn't recognize file type. I thought I read that Solaris could read WMA music files?
No, it doesn't. WMA is a propietry Windows format, which is not supported by the onboard player.

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I put a cd in the drive and the title comes up and the drive isn't spinning and the song does not play. I tryed to select a different song from the list and it reverts back to the first song.
Mmmm.... In Nevada the program 'Sound Juicer' should pick that up automagically. In Solaris 10 'CD Player' does that job.
What program was that, you used?

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As far as the DVD goes. You mean I can't play a prerecorded DVD ?

I have been uploading all the updates for the system, then I'll run the device tool and see what it shows.
Indeed, you can't.
Some time ago I user 'MPlayer' for this. This works quite well for many sorts of propietry and other alien formats. MPlayer, however, is not a part of Nevada & Solaris 10.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 06:23 PM   #6
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I thought I read that Solaris could read WMA music files?
You'll need to install a third party player for this proprietary format (eg. mplayer from blastwave).
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I put a cd in the drive and the title comes up and the drive isn't spinning and the song does not play. I tryed to select a different song from the list and it reverts back to the first song.
Sound Juicer 2.20 works fine with me. I'm currently running Solaris Express build 75. Perhaps is your CD DRM protected.
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As far as the DVD goes. You mean I can't play a prerecorded DVD ?
You can't legally, at least in many countries, just like you can't with Linux or *BSD.
See for example that thread discussing the issue.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...llegal-533118/
Technically, the same solution works on Solaris.

Edit: sorry for the redundancy with coolster's faster reply I missed when I posted.

Last edited by jlliagre; 12-29-2007 at 06:26 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 07:39 PM   #7
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You can't legally, at least in many countries, just like you can't with Linux or *BSD.
See for example that thread discussing the issue.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...llegal-533118/
Technically, the same solution works on Solaris.
Very interesting discussion, indeed.
Especially this one caught my eye:

"Even using software like mplayer and win32codecs is illegal in many countries. The sidux forum is on a German server and even mentioning mplayer is a big no no."

Because last year, Alvaro Lopez put together an MPlayer package, including w32 codecs, for Solaris Nevada which actually worked very well. Some time later he had to withdraw it because of the legal consequences, see http://alobbs.com/photolog/codec_pack_screenshot
and http://opensolaris.es/codec-pack.sh

The Blastwave package of MPlayer does not have the w32 codecs.

Regards, C

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the information.

I had no idea about the DVD legalities. Truth is, I probably would never watch a DVD on PC. As long as I can burn data dvd's, which I haven't tried yet. Then I'm ok with it.

The problem with the cd player is the one that has me stumped. IT reads the tracks and indicates that is is ready to go but never spins up the drive. I may download a different cd player and try it.

Thanks, as always great assistance.

Fred
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:52 PM   #9
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Just tried to run a music cd with Totem Movie player.
I selected play audio cd and got an error.

error : could not determine type of stream.

Again light goes out on cd/dvd player as though it has no signal to play but works fine with data files.


Fred
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:37 AM   #10
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Did you try with more than one Audio CD ? As I wrote, It could be a DRM issue.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:50 PM   #11
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Many of I know, use "xmms" as it is a clone of winamp. It works great, plays wma files to. For video, I use "mplayer" which plays more formats than vlc player. xmms and mplayer can be downloaded from blastwave.org which is an excellent site. Also, vlc player exists for Solaris x86 as a CBE package for you to download.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 09:55 PM   #12
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Ok, thanks for all your input.

I have loaded a dozen different audio cd's, all with the same result.

I have noticed the following results.

1.) The cd player recognizes the cd.
2.) The play list updates with each track info.
3.) The counter never changes from 0.00
4.) If you try to select a different track it changes back to the 1st track
5.) The light on the cd player comes on when you first insert the cd until the play list is shown, then goes out.
6.) The light on the cd player comes on for a second when you push the play button then goes out. Will only come on for a brief second when ever the play button is pushed. The drive never spins up.

As far as using different software I am looking into several, one of them being xmms. But i am not sure that is the answer to this problem, if I could get it to work and I wanted additional features then possible a different program would answer the call.

Does anyone know of a driver patch for cd/dvd sata drives ?

There is a great deal on the internet with similar problems as mine I contiune to research.

Thank You,

Fred
 
Old 01-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #13
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Any error message on the console after you try playing an audio track ?
Code:
dmesg
 
Old 01-03-2008, 05:14 AM   #14
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Does anyone know of a driver patch for cd/dvd sata drives ?

I 'm not sure, but you might check the firmware level.

But first, read this Sun page carefully about ata devices and check the supported settings in the BIOS. This story smells like an IRQ issue.
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816...bbc4g2k?a=view

Then, James Liu also makes some useful notes on his weblog (on september 28) => http://blogs.sun.com/PotstickerGuru/

This may get you a little further.

Regs, C.

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Old 01-05-2008, 12:15 PM   #15
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This is the results of dmesg:

e 0 vector 0x6 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x6 is bound to cpu 1
Jan 5 12:19:16 aces isa: [ID 202937 kern.info] ISA-device: fdc0
Jan 5 12:19:16 aces fdc: [ID 114370 kern.info] fd0 at fdc0
Jan 5 12:19:16 aces genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] fd0 is /isa/fdc@1,3f0/fd@0,0
Jan 5 12:19:22 aces pseudo: [ID 129642 kern.info] pseudo-device: nvidia255
Jan 5 12:19:22 aces genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] nvidia255 is /pseudo/nvidia@ 255
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces pseudo: [ID 129642 kern.info] pseudo-device: devinfo0
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] devinfo0 is /pseudo/devinfo@ 0
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces rootnex: [ID 349649 kern.info] xsvc0 at root
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] xsvc0 is /xsvc
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces audiosup: [ID 272091 kern.info] NOTICE: audiohd0: codec inf o: vid=0x10ec0888, sid=0x00000000, rev=0x00100001
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces unix: [ID 954099 kern.info] NOTICE: IRQ20 is being shared b y drivers with different interrupt levels.
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces This may result in reduced system performance.
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces npe: [ID 236367 kern.info] PCI Express-device: pci1849,888@ 5, audiohd0
Jan 5 12:21:45 aces genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] audiohd0 is /pci@0,0/pci1849 ,888@5
Jan 5 12:21:49 aces audiosup: [ID 833437 kern.warning] WARNING: audiohd0: fill_ pbuf() failed to get play sample
#

I also tried to uses cdrecord with a blank cd with the follow result.

Device seems to be: Generis mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW

Suggest I use cdrecord-pro DVD.

Do you think this is the problem ? It doesn't recognize it as a CD & a DVD ?

I keep trying different cd's to play all with the same results.

I'm also having problems with updates failing to load properly and remaining in spooling for further action. Not sure if this could be an issue ?

Thanks,

Fred
 
  


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