CDDA support in Noatun

Michael Donaghy mdonaghy at
Sun Jan 9 14:42:37 GMT 2005

On Sunday 09 Jan 2005 13:44, Stuart Longland wrote:
> Stuart Longland wrote:
> > I've just tried it here -- no luck.  Inside Konqueror under Services,
> > there is a "Audio CD" listing there, but clicking on it just tells me
> > that "audiocd is not a valid protocol".  I'd say it's to do with my
> > system's config (I have a SCSI CD burner and a IDE DVD reader on my
> > machine, neither of which link to /dev/cdrom) so I don't think kdelibs
> > is to blame here.
>  *Update:* It seems that the version installed by Gentoo portage was a
> little on the broken side.  After executing:
> # emerge -f kdemultimedia
> # tar -xjvf /home/portage/distfiles/kdemultimedia-3.3.1.tar.bz2
> # cd kdemultimedia-3.3.1
> # ./configure --with-paranoia --with-lame --with-vorbis
> # make -C libkcddb
> # make -C kioslave all install

I think you need to USE=cdparanoia.
>  and creating a link from /dev/sr1 (DVD reader) to /dev/cdrom,
> everything Just Worked.  I also had an 1D10T error with the amplifier --
> that is, it appeared to work, but no sound -- the amp was switched off,
> but those problems sorted, it seems this system will do just about
> everything I need.
>  However, having fiddled with it after a while, I'd say there's still
> work to be done.  This method is almost certainly better than what I
> invisaged, however for the needs of this application, I need to be able
> to play any arbitary track almost instantaneously.
>  At the moment, there's a delay whilst the file is ripped to $HOME -- of
> course, once it is present, it can be played even during the ripping
> process.  Unfortunately the delay for the system to get around to the
> desired track is going to be a real problem.
>  Is it possible for the system to stream the audio off the CD directly
> rather than buffering it to disk?

Doesn't it do that if you try and read the file through the ioslave, rather 
than reading it "directly"?

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