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Old 07-31-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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audio cds

I'm runnin' suse 9.1 and for a while I was able to play all audio cds, but at some point, my computer decided that it only wanted to play CDs that I have burned myself and not CDs I've bought from the store. I've used KsCD and xmms and neither seem to want to work. Any ideas?
Old 07-31-2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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lol. that's pretty funny.

Dunno why it's doing that though.

good luck
Old 08-01-2004, 12:15 AM   #3
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open up Knoquorer file browser, make sure you have a audio cd in the driv the enter "audiocd:/" into the location bar and see if it is able to read the cd. There is no real logical reason that you should not be able to listen to a store bought CD but you can listen to a burned disk unless the disks are brand new and have some new encryption the RIAA has come up with. This should at least tell you if your machine is even seeing the CD. Let us Know what you come up with, we may be able to come up with an idea of what is causing your problem.
Old 08-01-2004, 01:21 AM   #4
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Well lets see..........have you re-compiled a new kernel lately??
if so did you leave something out maybe CDFS
Old 08-01-2004, 06:33 AM   #5
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Perhaps there's a hardware problem? Maybe your cd-rom is giving out and can't read something it needs from pre-pressed cds any more or something. Can you play them directly from the drive (such as with the play buttons on the front)? That should be possible with most desktop drives at least.
Old 08-02-2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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i swear that it would not work for the life of me for the last two weeks. I dont know what happened but all the sudden the CDs are working great! Anyone have any idea why it would do this to me?

On a side note -- linux kicks butt -- this audiocd:/ thing is amazing. I no longer need to "rip" my CDs! Before I was using grip -- I didn't realize that it automatically had them in various formats.
Old 08-02-2004, 04:18 PM   #7
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I think we may have a hardware issue here. Your CD drive sounds like it's taking a big-n-steamy.


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