CD players not working

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at
Tue Jan 27 00:34:28 UTC 2015

Yes.  Same problem.

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:25 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> On 22 January 2015 at 05:18, 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"
>> 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 ???
> Have you tried playing a known good CD?
> Colin
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