Bug#297760: gnome-media: gnome-cd fails to start playing

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at spring.luon.net
Thu Sep 15 07:47:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 06:35:25PM +0000, Bruno Gravato wrote:
> Both gnome-cd and cd player applet in gnome-applets fail to start
> playing audio cd.
> gnome-cd hangs for 1 or 2 seconds when starting but then it detects the audio cd in the drive and correctly retrieves cddb info.
> When I hit play it hangs for bit again and (most of the times) it doesn't start playing (sometimes it plays for less than a second and then stops).
> When closing gnome-cd it also hangs for about 2 seconds.
> device selected is /dev/cdrom which is a link to /dev/hdd (my dvd-rom)
> I can successfully play audio cds with cdcd (console cd player).
> Now the most weird is that if I run cdcd and leave it opened in the
> console (without typing any command), then gnome-cd (and the cd applet)
> start working correctly (I can play, stop, change track, etc).
> If I close cdcd the cd stops playing and both gnome-cd and cd applet stop
> working like before.
> device selected in cdcd is also /dev/cdrom
> gnome-cd and the cd applet used to work sometime ago before I did some
> upgrades (I can't tell which packages I've upgrading since then sorry :( ).
> I don't know if this is related to this problem, but I've recently noticed
> that when I insert a data dvd on my dvd-rom syslog gets filled with this
> messages:
> Mar  2 17:27:46 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: status=0x51
> { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> Mar  2 17:27:46 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: error=0x54
> Mar  2 17:27:46 localhost kernel: ide: failed opcode was 100

I don't know what the applet does. But older versions of gnome-cd played a cd
by sending commands to the cd drive to play, while new versions actually
extract the data from the cd and play it in software.  

Your kernel entries could indicate a hardware problem. Can you try to extract
the audio from your cd using cdparanoia, so we can determine if it's actually
possible for gnome-cd to get the data it needs ? 

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
		-- Alfred Jarry

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