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31st October 2004, 03:22 PM
CD Player reads a CD OK and plays it - but there's no sound. Other applications (Music Player, Real Player) have no sound problems. Any suggestions please on what to check?


System - Fedora RC2 on Intel PIII

31st October 2004, 03:25 PM
You need an analog cable from the cd player in your pc to the motherboard. most pcs don't come with them anymore. you can buy one for probably $5US.

31st October 2004, 03:27 PM
Try using xmms(Audio player) for music CDs.
Make sure you do this: Options -> Preferences -> CD Audio Player -> Configure -> Play Mode: Digital Audio extraction.

31st October 2004, 04:15 PM
Many thanks for the quick response - XMMS is working OK (even if I can hardly see the controls!) One further quick question - XMMS doesn't show the track titles even though the correct options have been set in the preferences. Is this a CD format thing?


1st November 2004, 02:02 AM
Make sure CDDB is enabled to get track names from CDs. In XMMS: Preferences, Audio I/O Plugins. Select CD audio and configure. CD info tab. It should be setup to use freedb.freedb.org.

1st November 2004, 02:38 AM
Also, check your mixer settings, i noticed that mine were muted when i first installed

1st November 2004, 08:22 AM
Perfect! Many thanks to you all.