Plextor PX-870A drives

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Fri Sep 17 18:04:41 UTC 2010

On 9/17/2010 7:24 AM, Robert Ames wrote:
> It claims to be able to play audio CDs.

There's two things I can think of.  With cdcontrol on a cd-rw drive I 
have, it needs the cd audio cable hooked up from the drive to the 
motherboard or else it's silent.  My dvd-rw drive doesn't have that port 
but I haven't tested audio cd's in it.  It's possible the "does play 
audio cd's" is about reading the format rather than playing, and I 
believe cdcontrol tells the drive to play instead of the OS playing it. 
  You could try another media player to see if it'll play the disc or if 
you can rip the tracks off.

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