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Old 07-04-2008, 11:53 AM
"Yoav Luft"
Default CD ROMs that doesn't play audio, take 2.

Since the original discussion had strayed from the technical problem of a CDROMs that myself and others cannot use them to play audio to a discussion about the licensing of one software or another, I am forced to fork the thread as I really would like to get my CDROM fully operational.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Yoav Luft <yoav.luft@gmail.com> wrote:

OK, it works!
this what I did:
yoav@yoavhost ~/music $ cdda2wav -e -N -Bcdda2wav: No such file or directory. Cannot open '-1'. Cannot open SCSI driver.

cdda2wav: For possible targets try 'wodim -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.Use the script scan_scsi.linux to find out more.

Probably you did not define your SCSI device.Set the CDDA_DEVICE environment variable or use the -D option.

You can also define the default device in the Makefile.For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.

Then I tried:
yoav@yoavhost ~/music $ cdda2wav -e -N -B -D /dev/cdrom
with much success. So I guess various programs probably try to play the wrong device. How do I point them to the correct one?

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de> wrote:

John covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:

> *> This looks like the two-wire cable between the CD ROM and your

> *> soundcard is missing or loose. I'd check this first. If this is a

> *> laptop, it might well be that the connection between the two

> *> subsystems was left out intentionally by the manufacturer to save a

> *> couple of cents. Some do that. :-(

> *>


> I am having the same problem -- but additionally my CDROM *has no

> place to even put such a cable -- at least according to the person who

> actually put the machine together.

> I have not opened up the box to check, but if so, what can I do to

> play cds?

It is most inlikely that thius is related to this cable....

I recommend you to get a recent cdrtools (e.g. from


and install cdda2wav suid root.

Then call:

cdda2wav -e -N -B

If everything is OK, then you will be able to listen to the music.

Otherwise you see human readble error messages that point you to the problem.



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