Can't access a music CD (or any other media now)

Paul B. Mahol onemda at
Sun Nov 13 18:43:31 UTC 2011

On 10/25/11, Michael D. Norwick <mnorwick at> wrote:
> Setting these environment variables had no effect on my machine.
> $cdcontrol play 1 still produces drive activity but no sound.  The
> graphical apps I am trying such as Abraca, or MPlayer, still do not seem
> to recognize an audio CD.  Gnome Audio CD Extractor - Sound Juicer -
> still errors with 'No CD-ROM drives found' even though Metallica is in
> the drive.

mplayer needs to be compiled with libcdio to support playing cdda:// & cddb://

Then you only need to give -cdrom-device argument to mplayer. But you
do not need that,
something like this will work just fine (from mplayer manual page):

mplayer [cdda|cddb]://track[-endtrack][:speed][/device] [options]

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