Ben Steeves wrote:
Dear friends:On 6/27/05, Benjamin Sher <delphi123 zebra net> wrote:Dear friends: Why can Windows read a music CD but not Linux?Chances are you are using Windows Media Player to play your CDs in Windows. It reads the data digitally and uses processor cycles to play the audio. You don't specify which of the myriad players you are using for Linux but chances are you are using a player which is accessing the disc in analog -- over the two (or sometimes three) pin wire that runs from the CD-ROM to your soundcard, and plays the audio directly from the CD, bypassing your CPU altogether. This means that you may need to adjust your mixer settings to turn up the volume or unmute the CD or AUX channel (depending on how the audio cable is wired to your soundcard) or you might not even have an audio cord attached at all (many system builders forgo this step assuming everyone will use a digital method nowadays). You can read the audio digitally using XMMS (I believe you need an XMMS plugin for this called "cdread-plugin").
Everything OK. This subject is closed. By the way, I play my music CD in Linux on KSCD, which reads the CD "digitally" while playing it.
Thank you again everybody for teaching me about audio vs. data CD's and CD's vs. DVD's.