Listening to audio CDs

Robert R. Russell rrbrussell at cox.net
Mon Jul 5 08:36:44 PDT 2004


Björn Lindberg wrote:

> dennis <w32 at earthlink.net> writes:
> 
> 
>>Björn Lindberg wrote:
>>
>>>What is the simplest way of listening to audio CDs on my LFS system,
>>>in terms of programs needed and command line interface?
>>>Björn
>>
>>I installed dcd, a simple command-line cd player which you can find
>>via freshmeat or sourceforge. I'm sure there must be better cd players
>>out there --- or at least newer --- but this worked. It was also
>>simple enough to tweak. In case you're interested, here are my tweaks,
>>(according to notes made in March):
> 
> 
> Thanks. I tried both cdplay and dcd, and dcd seems to be exactly what
> I wanted.
> 
> 
>>I made /dev/dcd the default device, then used symbolic links to point
>>/dev/dcd to either my CD burner or my DVD player. (I think there are
>>command line options for this, but better to do it once than always,
>>says I). This is accomplished by changing the Makefile to read
>>"CDROM=/dev/dcd"
>>
>>I disabled musicbrainz access. This means that I can't get a list of
>>music titles, but it also means I'm not annoyed by "Warning: CD not
>>found on www.musicbrainz.org" whenever I'm offline. This is
>>accomplished by setting (commenting out) "#NETWORK=1" in the
>>Makefile. I also deleted mbo.c, (just making sure).
> 
> 
> I'm always online, so no problem for me. :-)
> 
> 
>>(Now build dcd, in the usual way).
>>
>>As root, "chmod a+s /usr/bin/dcd" so that unprivileged users can play CDs.
> 
> 
> This does not sound good to me. If the dcd binary is not secure, it
> may compromise your system. Better, I think, is to create a group for
> the users who are allowed to access the CD/DVD device, and give that
> group read (& write?) access to the device.
> 
> 
> Björn

read unless the tool also burns CDs



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