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Re: bin/45678: cdplay produces no sound

The following reply was made to PR bin/45678; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Ian D. Leroux" <>
To: "Jared McNeill" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: bin/45678: cdplay produces no sound
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:39:11 +0100

 Quoting "Jared McNeill" <> (Sun, 4 Dec 2011
 09:00:12 -0500):
 > cdplay uses analog output mode by default, which is unfortunately not
 > a good choice for anything remotely modern. In analog mode cdplay
 > tells the disc drive to start playing, and relies on a pass-through
 > audio cable from the CD-ROM device to a capture port on the sound
 > card, and the sound card redirecting that output to your speakers. On
 > newer systems, you want to simply read PCM data from the CD-ROM
 > device and play it to the sound card's PCM playback port. cdplay
 > supports this with the "digital" command, see
 The digital command does indeed let me hear the CD being played, thank
 you.  Analog mode did, however, formerly work on this machine, so I
 would argue that its failure to do so with recent -current is still a
 regression, unless analog mode has been officially deprecated.  I don't
 rebuild my base system often enough to be sure of when it stopped
 working, but I believe it was still working at the end of July and
 know that it doesn't as of the mid-November date of my latest build.
 -- IDL

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