Writing CD

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 19:34:14 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 11:58 -0700, NoOp wrote:

> On 03/28/2008 11:33 AM, Caleb Marcus wrote:
>  Try browsing an audio CD in Ubuntu
> > with the file manager... you can't. Red Book audio CDs don't have a
> > filesystem, they're just plain audio.
> > 
> Well, actually you can. On my Hardy nautilus will show:
> Location: cdda://scd0/
> and then proceed to list the various tracks:
> Track 1.wav <size> WAV audio
> Track 2.wav <size> WAV audio
> Track 3.wav <size> WAV audio
> etc.
> Interestingly enough, on my other system (Gutsy) nautilus claims:
> "cdda:///scd0/" is not a valid location
> Please check the spelling and try again.
> [note the 3 /// vs // in Hardy]
> Even if I manually try: cdda://scd0/ in Gutsy it won't work.
> So, it looks as if whatever was broken in Nautilus on Gutsy has been
> fixed in Hardy.

Actually, that's simply because Hardy uses the new GVFS rather than
Gnome-VFS, and GVFS provides functionality for representing Red Book CDs
as collections of WAV files, when, in fact, Red Book CDs contain neither
files nor WAV-contained audio. It's just a more convenient
representation that was added when GVFS was implemented.
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