Subject: Re: bin/36833: cdplay stops for no apparent reason mid track.
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.org,>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/25/2007 16:07:25
On Dec 10, 11:52pm, jadesnake wrote:
} The following reply was made to PR bin/36833; it has been noted by GNATS.
} From: jadesnake <email@example.com>
} To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
} Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 21:17:45 +0930
} On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 10:45:02AM +0000, John Nemeth wrote:
} > The following reply was made to PR bin/36833; it has been noted by GNATS.
} > From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Nemeth)
} > To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.org
} > Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 03:41:03 -0700
} > On Dec 10, 9:27pm, email@example.com wrote:
} > }
} > } >Number: 36833
} > } >Synopsis: cdplay stops for no apparent reason mid track.
} > } >Arrival-Date: Sat Aug 25 09:20:00 +0000 2007
} > } >Originator: jadesnake
} > } >Release: NetBSD 4.0_BETA2
} > } >Environment:
} > }
} > } System: NetBSD ono-sendai 4.0_BETA2 NetBSD 4.0_BETA2 (ALIENKERNEL-$ 1.799.2.5 $) #0: Fri Mar 16 13:01:50 CST 2007 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ALIENKERNEL i386
} > } Architecture: i386
} > } Machine: i386
} > } >Description:
} > }
} > } Well, I had burnt on a tdk gold CD (pretty good quality blanks) on a
} > } brand new burner, at the slowest burn speed possible, eliminating in
} > } my mind the possibility of a badly burnt cd. Then when groovin to the
} > } music, the cdplay program stops for no reason mid track. Really
} > } pissing me off!
} > Have you tried the CD in other drives? Have you tried other CDs
} > in this drive?
} > How are you running cdplay (list the exact commands that you are
} > using)? If you don't put it into digital mode then all cdplay does is
} > send a command to the optical drive to play the CD.
} Nope not that CD in other drives. I have tried other CDs in that
Can you do that? When you try other CDs in this drive do they
} drive. I guess it is highly unlikely that there is a bug in cdplay.
Given your answers, this is true.
} Sorry to bother you. The commands I use are usaully the abbreviation
} i.e. p for play and n for next and so on. It could be the CD or even
} the drive itself. I will use digital mode from now on and see how it
These are definite possibilities.
} goes. Thanks for your time.
If the drive or the CD is bad, I don't think digital mode will
make a difference. In non-digital mode, the drive decodes that audio
data and sends it directly to the sound card (the sound card is only
acting as a mixer/amp in this case). In digital mode, cdplay reads raw
digital data from the disk and hands it to the sound card for
decoding. In digital mode, cdplay takes an active role in playing the
sound which is why I asked. In non-digital mode, it simply sends the
command and bows out of the picture. However, in either case, the
drive still has to read the data from the disk.
}-- End of excerpt from jadesnake