Viewing Files On A CD
Topic: Viewing Files On A CD
started by: jaygeedsl
Posted by jaygeedsl on Feb. 01 2008,23:53Using DSL 4.2.4 on a USB pendrive I've downloaded mplayer-1.0pre8cvs.uci to try my hand at CLIs.
So far I've managed to get streamed audio from radio SWR 3 but I'm having problems getting any audio cd to play.
It should be a simple command "mplayer filename(s)" but I can't work out how to view the files on the cd currently loaded in the cdrom drive.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 02 2008,02:19See the cdda options in the docs, i.e. < http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html >
Posted by mikshaw on Feb. 02 2008,02:51You can also use the included xmms program to listen to audio CDs:
this is assuming /dev/cdrom is your cdrom device
EDIT: well that's weird. It doesn't seem to work anymore.
Ignore what I said until I figure this out
Posted by jpeters on Feb. 02 2008,08:03
Posted by jaygeedsl on Feb. 02 2008,08:28Re the cdda: I've bookmarked the mplayer link for further study.
Meanwhile in response to "xmms cdrom" xmms loads on the desktop and starts playing track 01/15 without any sound output.
The terminal response is:
"libasound.so.2:cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory /usr/lib/xmms/Input/libccddread.so: undefined symbol: playlist_generate_shuffle_list
libmikmod.so2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
libGL.so1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory "
If I can get audio output from streamed radio how come the cdrom can't produce any?
Posted by mikshaw on Feb. 02 2008,14:09Maybe you need to connect the drive to your soundcard.
Those messages always show when running xmms in DSL. They aren't vital issues.
Posted by lucky13 on Feb. 02 2008,14:10
Ignore the libasound messages. Did you go to XMMS preferences (ctrl-p) to at least check the configuration of the plugin, much less make sure it's set for your hardware (e.g., digital playback if you lack an audio cable)?
Posted by roberts on Feb. 02 2008,15:51If your cdrom is not cable connected to your sound card, or even if it is...
I use the xmms plugin xmms-cdread.dsl in the multimedia section of the repository.
Then start xmms with the device name of your cdrom drive.
The first track will start playing. Click on the "PL" (playlist) on xmms. This will display all the titles available. Double click to skip to a song, or create a custom playlist.
Posted by curaga on Feb. 02 2008,17:59Interesting.. The menu item, xmms /dev/cdrom, didn't work for me either. But xmms /cdrom did, for a regular audio cd (?)
Posted by jaygeedsl on Feb. 02 2008,21:10Thanks gents for all the input.
I downloaded xmms_cdread.dsl and entered "xmms /dev/cdrom". The same lib blah blah blah response was displayed but this time xmms appeared on the desktop and started to play track01 of the audio cd.
Next I went Apps>Sound>Xmms Play CD and got the expected result.
Sound quality is fine. For the record I'm using an onboard Intel 8201DB AC'97 Audio Controller with a small pair of powered Creative speakers plugged into the pc's Line Out socket.
That xmms-cdread.dsl seems to be the business. Maybe it should be an integral part of the xmms app?
Posted by roberts on Feb. 02 2008,23:44I thought the plugin "cdread" was only needed when your CD drive is not cable connected to your sound card.
Posted by curaga on Feb. 03 2008,07:18But the included cd plugin already has an option for digital extraction.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Feb. 03 2008,15:23I've just booted my USB pendrive DSL-4.2.4 for the first time since installing Xmms-cdread.dsl and, also for the first time, Knoppix lists details of my onboard Intel sound card.
Yet before the cdread download I was able to get streamed internet radio audio output from mplayer so the sound card must have been recognised earlier. Or are the two events mutually exclusive?