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#1 joe883

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:05 AM

I have Mepis 6.5 as my OS and love it.
I've got a few questions about the system that
I can't seem to find the answers to. One is that I can't
play CD's that I've burned using another computer.
It plays the originals alright but not the burned ones.
Is that registration rights etc.? If that is the case I'm surprised
that Windows allows it...they play fine on my other computer
with WinXP OS.
Thanks for any tips.....Oh, I was going to download Real
Player. Not even sure if I can OR should.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:10 PM

It sounds more like a format problem. What format are they in and what player are you using.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:11 PM

Don't know what format they're in but I'm trying to
play them on KDE player in Mepis....In order to play
them in Windows Media Player I had to change the
configuration to accept all file types, but I don't see
that option here.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for any tips.....Oh, I was going to download Real
Player. Not even sure if I can OR should.


You can download Real Player for Linux. Since Mepis is based on Debian/Ubuntu I would recommend the DEB version.
I'm not sure that it would solve your problem though.

It could be one of several problems.

1. "Digital Audio"/"Direct Digital Playback" is disabled.
If Digital Audio is disabled, then the CD's will play, but no sound will come out. We will have to know if your using KSCD, or Noatun, or Amarok to play the CD.

2. CD access requires root privileges.
Try running 'kdesu noatun', or 'kdesu kscd' from a "run" dialog box.

3. The disc is an MP3 disc, and not a standard CD Audio disc. Mepis may not support the MP3 format.
Reburn the disc as an Audio CD.

4. You've encountered an odd KDE CD Player (KSCD) bug, and it won't play the CD.
Try another media player, such as Amarok, Noatun, or XMMS.

5. The CD player PATH is wrong, and the player cannot find the CD.
Check the path.
The Answers are out there, you've just got to know how to find them.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:22 AM

1. the Digital Audio is enabled.
2. Kdesu ks cd ....pops up the player, but it won't work with the burned CD's
3. They're standard CD's
4.KSCD plays my purchased CD's but not my burned ones, however they
all play on another computer using Windows Media Player.

I'm still toying with Amarok which doesn't like any of them. I get an ERRor
Loading Media.
Thanks, I'm working on it....

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:14 PM

I'd try Mplayer or rythim box (although I have heard a great deal of good about Amorak). I've never had a problem with either of them. If those don't work then it is something in Mepis that we'll have to figure out.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

I had to re-boot as I wasn't getting anything to work.

Just booted up, put in Ol' Tony Bennett and bingo it
worked (purchased CD though) Guy sure can sing can't
he? Everyone loves Tony....My computer doesn't like
his clone though...so I'm back to where I was.
Oh, I put the CD in and it just started playing on KSCD.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:07 AM

Odd... Very odd. I don't think it is an issue with Mepis.

Your Mepis system wouldn't have a Sony, or Panasonic CD-ROM would it?

Some drives have funky problems with some media. I think it leads back to the Sony and Panasonic rivalry.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:38 AM

I don't really know what make the CD rom is.
The burner I recently installed is a Samsung and that
works fine....This was a mix and match computer and
using Mepis, I haven't been able to determine what the
hardware is, like I used to with Windows...There must be
a way to find out....I'll check, unless you know how to do it
and I would very much appreciate that...All I get from the
Malfunction prompts is ATAPI unknown.

I stopped it (pause) at boot up and the it's ATAPI CD ROM Vl00P

Edited by joe883, 29 May 2007 - 03:26 PM.





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