Writing CD

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 28 19:45:13 UTC 2008

On 03/28/2008 12:34 PM, Caleb Marcus wrote:
> 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.

Ah. That explains it - thanks!

Perhaps that would also explain why I could do the same in Windows (see
the Track 1.wav <size> WAV audio etc) and not in Gutsy. Confused the
heck out of me back in January...


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