audio CD's in SCSI drives -- syntax?

Ian Smith smithi at
Sun Jul 22 14:08:47 UTC 2007

On Sat, 21 Jul 2007, Ben Kaduk wrote:
 > On 7/21/07, Michael Nottebrock <lofi at> wrote:
 > > Ben Kaduk schrieb:
 > > The mp3 player paragraph probably could do with a rewrite as well,
 > > although it might be hard to come up with a substitute to XMMS - not
 > > because XMMS is so great and popular still, but mostly because there is
 > > so much more choice now.  mpg123 on the other hand is very outdated and
 > > should probably be substituted with madplay.
 > I will look at madplay.

mpg123 works as well as ever :)  maybe in addition rather than instead?

 > > Finally, if you want to look at the big picture, the whole section 7.3
 > > is somewhat outdated and in need of a rewrite, given that there are
 > > plenty of popular alternatives to mp3 available, including lossless
 > > compressors, and mp3 itself is encumbered by that patent and the lame
 > > port is thus restricted. It seems to me that re-dedicating section 7.3
 > > to CD backups (with mentioning the possible formats to backup to) might
 > > be the way to go. Of course, that's all easy to say for me who never
 > > writes any documentation, but just in case someone reads this and feels
 > > inspired ...

Me neither (re writing doc) but again, mp3 isn't likely going away,
though it's always good to suggest and cover more alternatives ..

My 2c, keep the change,


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