Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144803
totem fails to play audio CDs
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:47:17 EDT
When using Movie | Play Disc, totem 0:0.99.19-1 comes back with an error saying
"Totem could not play 'cdda://'. Failed to open; reason unknown". On the
terminal "** (totem:30750): WARNING **: don't know how to read cdda://" appears.
xine and mplayer from livna both have no issue with playing it.
This is completely because of bug #137250 and a problem with gnome-vfs2.
I added this small work-around in bug #137250. Run this command as root:
perl -pi~ -e "s,cdda,#cdda," /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/default-modules.conf
Currently totem *still* doesn't play audio cds. Even if the cdda module is
commented out. Or rather, here's the behavior, with an audio disc inserted:
"totem cdda://" - plays audio disc
"totem cdda://tracknum" - plays track
"totem cdda://dev/hdc" (or some such) - error, unknown URI
"totem" and try to select from menu - "Play Disc 'Audio Disc'" is greyed out and
can't be selected.
Of course, reading through the development lists and totem CVS, it may be that
this is intentional behavior, and CD playing was disabled in order to not
compete with sound-juicer and rhythmbox. If so, please feel free to close the bug.
Basicly it never really worked right and we have so many programs that handle it
better (and make more sense to handle it) that totem decided to drop support for
doing so. Closing bug.