Subject: Re: Audio cd 'digital audio extraction' on NetBSD?
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/10/2005 18:33:50
Am 10.11.2005 um 17:34 Uhr +0100 schrieb Joerg Sonnenberger:
>  > gxine tells me the proper plugin is missing. xmms has an option in
>>  the cd audio player configuration panel but it's greyed out, and
>>  during the build there are warnings that there is no support for
>>  digital audio access on NetBSD. FreeBSD has an xmms-cdread package
>>  but NetBSD and FreeBSD appear not to be compatible on that level. The
>>  various cd player toys that come with Gnome and KDE just fail with
>>  various unhelpful error messages (...SO like windows...) and usually
>>  lack a way of configuring a device for the cdrom (what does e.g.
>>  totem want to see as /dev/pg1500?).
>Check the permission of your CD-ROM device. For some reason I haven't
>found yet, e.g. cdparanoia needs write access.

Doesn't help any.

Looking further, it seems that cd player packages on NetBSD simply 
don't support digital audio extraction:

xmms -- relevant option is greyed out
KsCD -- relevant options (see help) are missing from prefs dialog
gxine -- "plugin missing" without any further hint
totem -- uses seemingly hard-coded device that is nonexistent

  sounds similar.


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