[mythtv-users] How to play audio CDs?

Preston Crow pc-mythtv08a at crowcastle.net
Mon Dec 14 19:04:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 10:49 -0800, Ron Garrison wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's a good way to play audio CDs under myth without having to first
> > rip the CD?  Is there any way to use the Internal player, or do I need
> > to call out to an external application?

> I'm not in front of my Myth box right now, but it seems to me that you
> go into mythmusic then hit menu.  If I recall correctly, the option to
> play from the CD should be there.  If I don't recall correctly then
> sorry for the bum advice (but I do know it can be done).

Yes, it does work, but only if your CD drive supports it, which
apparently excludes a lot of newer SATA drives, as I understand it.

There is no option to play by ripping, though I expect that you can find
external programs to do that, and you can enable one with a hack in one
of several plugins like MythVideo by creating a dummy file with a
special extension that goes uses the external player.  I don't have any
suggestions for such a player, as I haven't looked into that option yet.

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