Reducing optical drive when playing audio CDs
Herve at lucidia.net
Wed Dec 13 17:10:33 UTC 2006
Maybe your drive does not support the command then. This is an ATAPI
command AFAIK (which might be why hdparm is refusing it: hdparm is
more for ATA commands).
On 12/13/06, Michael Williams <williams at astro.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 11:34:11AM -0200, Hervé Fache wrote:
> > This is usually done by the application:
> Not according to the hdparm man page, which implies that this is an
> OS/hardware-level feature, and not something individual applications
> should worry about:
> -E Set cdrom speed. This is NOT necessary for regular operation,
> as the drive will automatically switch speeds on its own. But
> if you want to play with it, just supply a speed number after
> the option, usually a number like 2 or 4.
> > xine does that.
> I'm afraid that for me xine behaves in the same way as all the other CD
> playing applications I've tested -- very loud.
> I welcome suggestions!
> -- Mike
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