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Old 04-21-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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music cd doesn't play in cd player

i made a cd using cdrecord and mkisofs but when i try to play it in the cd player, i can't hear anything. i converted some of my mp3's into wav's using:
mpg321 -w filename.wav filename.mp3
and then used mkisofs to make the iso image of all the wav's.

then i just used cdrecord to burn the image. but somehow, that doesn't give me any sound! why?
Old 04-23-2004, 12:57 AM   #2
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What are you using, XMMS, KsCD, etc....??
make sure that the prog you use is accessing /dev/cdrom

also open up KDE control center and look for "file associations"
make sure that.....wav, mp3, ogg, accessing your prefered
media player........XMMS, KsCD, etc.........
Old 04-23-2004, 03:15 AM   #3
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If you don't have an analogue audio cable from your CD drive to your sound card, you will need to use Digital Audio Extraction.

You can download a plugin for XMMS called cd-read or cd-audio (I think), that enables you to do this. It may actually be installed already, just check preferences / Input-Plugins in XMMS.

I hope this helps
Old 04-24-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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that brings up another interesting problem.. i'm not able to read off of my cdrom drive either. I was trying my burned cd in a real cd player but it couldn't play it. I could see the time of the track counting but no sound came out.

i check fstab and i am mounting /dev/cdrom as /mnt/cdrom but that doesn't seem to pick it up. do i need to pass some kernel boot parameters like hdg=/dev/cdrom (something like that)?



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