burncd audio produces white noise

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Mon May 15 20:18:19 PDT 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 4:55 am, Stephen Hurd wrote:
> Michael A. Koerber wrote:
>> All,
>>   Once upon a time, I think with 5.x or perhaps earlier, the command
>> (ATAPI drive)
>>     burncd -ef /dev/acd0 audio *.cdr fixate
>> would produce an audio CD for me.  However, under 6.0 and recently 6.1
>> this same command produces an CD filled with white noise only.  The
>> entire
>> procedure I've used is:
>>   1.  Start w/ some MP3 files.
>>   2.  Use sox (or lame) to convert to CDR format
>>   3.  Verify the CDR format with 'xine filename.cdr'  (sounds good)
>>   4.  Make CD with above command.
>>   5.  Play CD on two different players (one on PC, one on entertainment
>> system)
>>       (sounds like white noise)
>>   6.  Extract a CD track with dd if=/dev/acd0t01 of=tmp.cdr bs=2532
>>   7.  Test ripped track with 'xine tmp.cdr' sound just like the original
>> MP3!
>> To ensure that there weren't permissions problems along the way, I've
>> executed
>> these commands as root, though I once did this as a normal user.
>> Any ideas on what I should look at to fix this problem?
> Yeah, I've noticed that too now that you mention it.  When it happened
> to me, I switched to using atapicam and cdrecord with the -swab parameter.
> Also, you may want to look at audio/mp3burn (still need to pass -swab
> though)
> I would recommend that you file a PR on this one.

Obviously you are giving the wrong options to sox/lame.  Most likely you
are confusing byte-order.  Might also be a problem with the configuration
options for the respective ports.

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