CD's can't open

Rick Chagouri-Brindle rcb at
Thu Nov 16 15:31:46 UTC 2006

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 November 2006 09:36, Richard wrote:
>> Okay, I can play music cd's, and rip music cd's,
>> but, when I open a music cd, like a folder, to display its content,
>> there is nothing in the folder ??? (okay nice trick)
>> is there a switch that needs to be turn on, to display the contents of a
>> music cd..
> No, no trick.  There is not a 'filesystem' on an audio cd, never has been.  
> So to have something like grip show the disks contents, I believe it reads 
> the first of the disk for the first track, obtains the tracksize and its 
> hash number, then seeks ahead to the next track and repeats till no more 
> tracks are found. then it takes the hash of the track, and looks them up 
> on cddb to translate that to the actual name of the track.  Or something 
> like that.  The only other place the track titles have ever existed is on 
> the printed cd case insert.
> So just use grip, kscd, whatever, which has all that built in to survey 
> what you have.
I have the same problem. Under Dapper when I browsed audio CDs I was 
able to see folders containing WAV files, MP3s, Oggs . . .  obviously 
not the contents of the CD itself, but a representation of it and the 
variants possible displayed in Konquerer.  In Edgy, this is no longer 

Also, this explanation doesn't clarify why you can browse audio CDs 
under other operating systems . . .  Windows, RISCOS, AmigaOS

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