[LAU] simple cd player

karl at aspodata.se karl at aspodata.se
Thu Aug 4 16:51:07 CEST 2022

Sam Mulvey:
> On 7/30/22 12:08, karl at aspodata.se wrote:
> > Old cd players just had play, eject, next, prev etc.
> > and the cd drive had audio outputs.
> >
> > Now that cd drives is on sata, thoose audio outputs
> > does not exist any more, so thoose programs doesn't
> > work any more.
> >
> > Is that any current cd player that is simple like the
> > old ones that works with current cd drives ?
> >
> > E.g. there is too many clicks in clementine to just
> > play a cd.
> We're working on something like this right now at KTQA, but it's a low 
> priority project.

https://ktqa.org/ is that you ?

> Basically, taking SATA optical players and connecting them to a small 
> SBC with a handful of buttons and a display to create a CD experience 
> our DJs will be familiar with.   We're assuming we'll have to write 
> something custom against libmpv.

Yes, something like that, but for a differnt kind of users.

> There's still a lot of broadcast CD players out there, but keeping them 
> alive economically has been difficult.  Being able to use stock optical 
> players we can essentially find all day-- and are still being 
> manufactured-- will be a help in the future.

There seems to be a decline in optical disc technology.

>From a local distributer I can still order cd-r and dvd-r bulk, but
they have dropped jewel and dvd cases from their product line.
CD-labels and and cases is beginning to be harder and more expensive
to find.

I guess spotify, netflix, smartphones and the like have made physical
cd/dvd's less attractive.

/Karl Hammar

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