[linux-audio-user] alsa / xmms / delta card

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Thu Mar 6 18:15:01 EST 2003

On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 05:16:02PM -0500, John Bleichert wrote:
> If xmms plays mp3 and wav files to PCM Out, how come it doesn't play CD 
> audio to the same output stream? There is no CD audio header on the delta 
> card - how do people using these cards listen to audio CDs?

with a program that extracts the audio data and sends it as PCM data
to the PCM outputs.

> How do they 
> get the audio to play via the IDE cables and not the old reliable direct 
> connection from CDROM to sound card? FWIW I have the output plugin in xmms 
> set to the OSS driver, which snd-pcm-oss seems to pick up just fine.
> Are there any ALSA cd players that can handle this?

IIRC, you can do that with AlsaPlayer.
and I think there's an XMMS plugin to do the same thing. not sure.


Paul Winkler

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