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Date:      Tue, 10 Feb 2009 02:39:17 -0600
From:      Joshua Isom <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Cc:        Akenner <>,
Subject:   Re: Playing audio CDs
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On Feb 7, 2009, at 4:19 PM, Polytropon wrote:

> On Sat, 07 Feb 2009 13:28:46 -0500, Akenner 
> <> wrote:
> In order to play an audio CD, you can utilize the cdcontrol command
> included in the base system:
> 	% cdcontrol play
> Refer to "man cdcontrol" for further options and eventually how to
> specify the CD device (if needed).

One thing that I don't think I've read but personally encountered.  
When using cdcontrol, it seems to tell the cd-rom drive to play the 
disc so it's not really done in software.  If the audio cable from the 
cd-rom drive is not connected to the motherboard you won't get sound.  
For the vast majority of users this is a non-issue, but it be confusing 
to figure out.

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