Kscd stops playing

Ryo Furue furue at hawaii.edu
Fri Mar 16 04:56:13 GMT 2007

Hi KDE users,

We had the following discussion on kscd a while ago:

| On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:40:48 +0100
| Florian Lindner <mailinglists at xgm.de> wrote:
| > Hallo,
| > I have the problem that sometimes (often) Kscd just stops playing a
| > CD. There is no message on syslog neither on stdout. It happens with
| > arbitrary CDs at arbitrary positions of the track.
| > Anyone got an idea?
| As I understand it Kscd is a traditional cd player application that
| just controls the CD drive as if it were an ordinary audio cd player.
| The audio is fed directly to the sound card or out though the drive's
| headphone socket, Kscd just tells it to play. If it has  a problem
| reading the disk it will stop like any normal CD player.
| You may find the more modern players  like xmms or amorok, which
| can bypass the drive's audio electronics and read the data off the
| disk, a bit more robust. Ultimately you may need a newer drive or
| cleaner disks though.

Today, I got a kind of confirmation that the problem is likely
NOT related whether or not the player reads the data off the disk
or whether the disk is clean or not.

0) When a music CD is inserted, Kscd automatically plays it. 
   In this case, it stops playing after several minutes
   ( ~ 5 minutes).  Every time.  No exception.  It's perfectly

1) Then, you press the "Play" button and Kscd starts playing from the
   beginning of the CD.  This time, Kscd plays the CD without stopping
   (at least for 10 minutes).

2) You press the "Eject" button; the CD is ejected.  You press the
   "Eject" button again; the CD is re-inserted.  Then, you are back
   to (0) !

So, there must be something wrong when Kscd plays a CD right after
it's inserted.

Can somebody confirm this phenomenon?

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