[Lubuntu] Progress on playing a CD?

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 16 18:29:35 UTC 2012

Hi John,

you have three different bugs with three different applications. I know
this may seem a pain, but raise one bug for each player. There is work
going on with other player bugs, so it will help out.



On 16 September 2012 17:31, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:

>  That raises the question of what to file the bug report against.
> -----------------
> With Audacious, the inelegant process goes this way: Insert CD, the popup
> with "Removable medium is inserted - Type of medium: audio CD - Please
> select the action you want to perform" appears, select Audacious.
> Audacious opens.  Click the Play button.  Nothing happens.  But in the
> menus, then choose Services: Play CD, and it constructs a playlist and
> starts the first track.
> With VLC, after choosing VLC in the popup and clicking the Play button in
> VLC, another window appears where one must click the Disc tab, choose Audio
> CD, then click the Play button in that window.
> (I also find that VLC is more memory-sensitive than Audacious.  Audacious
> performance for CD play is smooth on a machine with 386 MB, but VLC is
> choppy/stuttering badly and is not happy with less than 512 MB.)
> With Gnome Mplayer, after choosing it in the popup and clicking the Play
> button, mplayer generated a crash error.  But after closing the error
> window, the Mplayer window still seemed responsive, and it appeared that
> one would play a CD after choosing the menu item Services: Play CD, but in
> this post-crash instance nothing happened.
> -----------------
> I make those observations because this issue does not seem to be an
> application-level problem.  In Edubuntu, one inserts a CD, chooses
> Rhythmbox from the popup, the app opens, constructs the playlist and begins
> playing.  In short, once you have told it to play a CD with Rhythmbox, it
> does so.
> Suggestions then, for what to file a bug report against?
>  On 9/12/2012 3:34 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi John,
>  thanks for raising the issue, it gives me a clear chance to let you know
> that the devs only react to bug reports [1]. We have few devs and too many
> ways of people complaining about issues, please do take the time to raise a
> bug report. The below link takes you through how to do it.
>  Thanks,
>  Phill.
> 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing#Reporting_Bugs
>  On 12 September 2012 19:16, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
>>  Has there ever been any more progress on making it easy to play an
>> audio CD in Lubuntu?
>> Here is a good explanation of the obscure method one must currently use
>> to play a disc (in VLC, but the same for other players as far as I can
>> tell):
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11334425&postcount=8
>> I understand that the difficulty lies in the audio CD format not being an
>> actual file system, but in short, one currently has to explicitly open
>> the disc in the player even after choosing a player in the auto-play
>> popup.  I read that Ubuntu accomplishes Windows-like simplicity in this
>> regard, and it would be nice if users didn't need a How-To in order to play
>> a CD.
>> (And before I even got to this point, I had to overcome the obstacle that
>> I couldn't even open the drive.  Pressing the open button got no response -
>> the drive appeared to be dead.  This turned out to be a user privileges
>> issue.  The default user privileges established when one installs Lubuntu
>> don't grant permission for this.)
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