[mythtv-users] How to play audio CDs?

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Mon Dec 14 19:10:30 UTC 2009

On Monday 14 December 2009 2:04:31 pm Preston Crow wrote:
> 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.

It always plays by ripping - that's why the visualizers work with CDs.


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