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Old 07-23-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Access to Windows shared CD-RW

Is it possible to listen to CD Audio which is mounted on CD-RW in a Windoze machine? The share is mounted with fstype CIFS and I can see the tracks (.cda) files but can't seem to get a player to play it.

Also, is it possible to burn information to CD-RW on that device? I think I need fstype ISO9660 but not sure about this. Does UDFTOOLS figure in this? Researching...
Old 07-23-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Linux works differently to access music CD. It works by reading it in raw form. You can not play the CD in Linux if the CD is being read by Windows. You can use Video Lan Client to broadcast throughout your network. Then Linux you can play the broadcast.
Old 07-23-2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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if you're able to totally mount your cdrw to your linux machine (i don't know how) and have it raw accesss, you can play around with cdrtool's readcd and cdda2wav.

let the output flow through a pipe then let it pass to sox if necessary.

something like:

readcd someargs | sox -t cdr - -t ossdsp /dev/dsp
i haven't tried this yet so best luck there.
Old 07-25-2006, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! LEt me clarify about my configuration, and why I want the CDRW functionality.

The CD-R on my Linux box is broken. The belt snapped, tray broken in fit of rage, so the drive FUBAR. I do howerver, have 2 Windoze machines with shared CD-RWs which I can access via SAMBA (-fstype CIFS). I'd like to be able to, in order of priority:

1) Write ISO backups created by MONDO (mondoarchive/mindi) to CD
2) Create ad-hoc directory backups via Linux to the Windoze CDRW
3) Rip music from CD audio mounted on Windoze CDRW, store on Windoze hard drive (which is accessible via CIFS)

The general idea is that my Linux box is software rich but hardware poor lol
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I'll repeat again. You can not make a CD/DVD from another machine that is running the same or different OS. Also you can not handle raw data from an OS to another OS. Some people will think TightVNC will work, but it has limitations. TightVNC just shows what the slave computer has and what it can do. You can not use K3B in Linux to make a CD on a Windows or Linux machine. Below is a repeat from my previous post and some extra what you can do.
1) Use Video Lan Client to rip music CD in Linux from Windows.
2) Use Video Lan Client to play muisc CD in Linux from Windows.
3) Use Video Lan Client to play DVD in Linux from Windows.
4) Use WinISO or your CD/DVD writting software in Windows to make ISO.

If you want to use Linux to make ISO images get a CD/DVD drive or trash pathetic Windows and use Linux on it.
Old 07-25-2006, 06:57 PM   #6
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If you have 2 Windows boxes and both of them have a CD-RW, just take the broken CD-R from your Linux box and replace it with one of the CD-RW's. End result = Linux box has a working CD-RW, one of the Windows boxes has a broken CD-R, but that's OK because the other Windows box also has a working CD-RW


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