[Lubuntu] Progress on playing a CD?
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Tue Sep 18 00:51:39 UTC 2012
Since Rhythmbox works so nicely on Edubuntu, I installed it on Lubuntu
to see how it would behave compared to the other players I tested.
The answer is -- worse! After the "Removable medium is inserted - Type
of medium: audio CD - Please select the action you want to perform"
popup appears and I select Rhythmbox, nothing at all happens. At least
with Audacious, VLC and Gnome Mplayer, the player interface comes up.
Though I'll add that I can start Rhythmbox from the main menu and select
the Audio CD source from its UI to play a CD.
Karl Anliot wonders if PCManFM is not also implicated here in the
question of getting CD's to play by launching apps from the
Removable-medium-inserted popup. What do you all think?
On 9/17/2012 7:48 PM, Karl Anliot wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the tip about ubuntu-bug, Phill. I didn't realize that there was
>> such a tool to handle the gathering of background details.
>> OK, done on the bug filings:
>> Audacious: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audacious/+bug/1052163
>> VLC: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/1052170
>> Gnome Mplayer:
>> --John Hupp
>> On 9/16/2012 2:29 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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 . 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.
>>> 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
>>>> 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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> John, I'm reading your bugs and I'm thinking you should have filed one
> bug against PCManFM, or whatever is launching the audio CD function.
> Anyhow good job. You should review the wiki, love to have more feedback.
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