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Torgeir Veimo
2004-07-30, 12:56
Does such a thing exist? Would be good to be able to browse and play
directly from the CDROM drive.

Am getting usability complaints from a friend because there's no easy
way to playback CDs in my setup.. :)

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-Torgeir

kdf
2004-07-30, 13:11
Quoting Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>:

> Does such a thing exist? Would be good to be able to browse and play
> directly from the CDROM drive.
>
> Am getting usability complaints from a friend because there's no easy
> way to playback CDs in my setup.. :)

tell your friend s/he is missing the point ;)
cd's become obsolete when you can rip to something lossless and playback anytime
you want without having to swap discs. :))

no plugin that does this has been made public, but I'm sure its possible. There
are a few security issues with allowing access to CDROM, but it would still be
possible. The main thing is a dependance on some sort of third party
conversion util that can take in redbook audio and spit it back out as WAV, and
allow the use of stdout. I recall someone asking about this before, and having
put some effort into making it work, but I dont think the results were ever
posted.

-kdf

Daniel Cohen
2004-07-30, 16:07
On 30/7/04 at 1:11 pm -0700, kdf wrote
>Quoting Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>:
>
>> Does such a thing exist? Would be good to be able to browse and play
>> directly from the CDROM drive.
>>
>> Am getting usability complaints from a friend because there's no easy
>> way to playback CDs in my setup.. :)
>
>tell your friend s/he is missing the point ;)
>cd's become obsolete when you can rip to something lossless and
>playback anytime
>you want without having to swap discs. :))

Agreed.

>
>no plugin that does this has been made public, but I'm sure its
>possible. There
>are a few security issues with allowing access to CDROM, but it would still be
>possible. The main thing is a dependance on some sort of third party
>conversion util that can take in redbook audio and spit it back out
>as WAV, and
>allow the use of stdout. I recall someone asking about this before,
>and having
>put some effort into making it work, but I dont think the results were ever
>posted.

Torgeir doesn't indicate his setup, but something like Nicecast and
Audio Hijack might well work on a Mac.

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Daniel Cohen