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Date:      Sat, 07 Feb 2009 15:31:11 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        Akenner <>
Subject:   Re: Playing audio CDs
Message-ID:  <44k582ng4w.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <> (Akenner's message of "Sat\, 07 Feb 2009 13\:28\:46 -0500")
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Akenner <> writes:

> I've been searching on the net for like an hour trying to see how to
> play a CD on FreeBSD, and normally I'd have just tried mounting it,
> being from the Linux world, but when I first checked to be sure of the
> proper way, I found mostly info saying not to mount it at all.
> So now I'm not sure what is the right way to do it. On two machines
> each having between 1 - 3 drives to play CDs from, I've tried just
> loading a CD player app and hitting play, but it doesn't find the CD,
> and on one machine there is only one drive so it can't be the wrong
> one.
> None of the pages I found said it was OK to mount it, and so I'm a
> little confused how you play CDs, and I've used cdplay as root to make
> sure I had access since the one app said I couldn't access the CD
> drive, and nothing has happened.
> How is the normal way of playing a regular audio CD in FreeBSD?

See the entry in the FreeBSD FAQ titled "Why can I not mount an audio CD?"
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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