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Old 09-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Cannot start playing a CD CentOS 6.3


Iím running CentOS 6.3 and I can boot between either the Gnome or KDE desktops although right now I prefer the Gnome desktop.

There are a number of different options to choose from and itís kind of confusing for a newbie.

I have a few CDís and a CBT that I would like to play but I donít know or have any idea which program/option to pick in order to get the disks to play. I insert the disks and it is auto-mounted but the disk doesnít start to play.

Any help will be appreciated.

Old 09-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have a few CD’s and a CBT
music cd's??????

you have to use a music player
they will NOT just auto play

music and video are NOT ( and that not is a very big UNDERSTATEMENT) not well supported on RHEL or SL or CentOS
it is mostly a " server" operation system
so music is not well supported

also almost ALL of the software is NOT installed by default and is NOT in the Cent6 base and update repos

the needed software is in third party repos that might be incompatible with the base install of CentOS6
--- WARNING ---
you might kill the centos install if you are NOT very careful!!!

first look through the wiki
then there is a REQUIRED and a MUST USE and a MUST CONFIGURE yum plugin "yum-proirities"
then install the third party repo "RPMForge"
-- and configure it in yum-proirities to a lower priority than the base system ( higher # like 110 )
and pay attention to EVERY warning !!!

cent figures that YOU DO have a ton of red hat server experience and ALREADY know your way around
so there are very few "step by step" guides
they figure YOU can do that on your own
most people use the fedora guides and port the guides for use in Cent
so for music players see the Mjmwired fedora 17 guide and port it to centos6

ps rpmfusion is NOT available for RHEL/cent

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Using the Gnome desktop, start the file manager Nautilus. Click on Edit, Preferences, and the tab Media. There you can select what to do with CDs and DVDs, including which program to use if you want to have them played automatically. I think the CD will play without media codecs — the optical drive has its own firmware — but obviously you need the special codec for a DVD film.


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