CD players not working

Pete Smout smoutpete at
Thu Jan 22 09:36:04 UTC 2015

On Jan 22, 2015 5:19 AM, "MR ZenWiz" <mrzenwiz at> wrote:
> I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.1 with all the latest updates, and for some
> reason neither of my two disc burners seems to be able to play a song,
> or maybe I should say the software won't play the discs.
> Mplayer stops and starts every second or so with pauses between each
> second played.
> Parole can't read the tracks: "GStreamer backend error - Could not
> handle CDDA URI"

That looks like what used to be called a 'codec issue' in windows, what
gstreamer(s) have you installed? Note that some of them are non-free
packages for decoding propriety formats.

Hope this helps

> Because of those, I installed mplayer-gui, which wont' run because it
> says "Error in skin config file on line 6: PNG read error in
> /usr/shar/mplayer/skins/default/main."
> My drive 0 is a blue-ray burner on which I just burned an audio CD
> that I'm trying to play.
> My drive 1 is a DVD burner that gets the same error in parole and
> mplayer gets EOF before anything.
> Is there a better choice of media player, or are my drives bad
> (neither one is that old), or ???
My favorites are Clementine for music, and smplayer for vids

> Thanks.
> MR
> --

Peter Smout

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