OS: MS Windows
On my new installation of Amarok on my Windows 7 system, I can not play a CD. Trying for help gives me an error message (I guess not surprising since I didn't install KDE).
Steps to Reproduce:
Select DVD drive. Double-click a track. Nothing happens.
Back to same appearance as when Amarok first runs.
Play one or more tracks from audio CD.
OS: MINGW32_NT-6.1 (i686) release Windows 7
I experienced the same issue with some CDs and DVDs while on others it ran fine.
I am running Amarok 2.5(stable) on Windows 7.
Any pattern what CDs it fails with?
(OP here) Just to clarify: These are audio CDs, not data CDs.
I'm not sure whether that last question was aimed at me, but I nevertheless performed the following test. Summary: Six out of six CDs failed.
I put a CD into the drive. I waited for Windows Media Player to start playing. I hit the red X to kill it. In Amarok, I selected Amarok/Play media. I scrolled down and clicked the H: drive (my DVD). I double-clicked the first track. I observed no noticeable reaction by Amarok. In all cases, I was returned to the original window showing Art of Nations.
I decided to try another experiment.
I selected Playlist/Add media... then scrolled down and selected the H: drive. Amarok requested a CD in my H: drive. I inserted a CD. I was greeted with a file selection dialog, but none of the CD tracks could be selected, and the Open button was inactive. The Cancel button was active, but did nothing. My only out was to kill Amarok. That sounds like separate bug.
I started Amarok again, and repeated the same procedure, except this time there was a CD in the drive. I was able to select all of the tracks and click "Open", which returned me to the original unmodified window.
In desperation, I decided to RTFM (no!). It seems that with an audio CD in the drive, the CD drive should automatically appear in the window. It does not. Neither does my iPod touch. My Sansa Fuze is hiding from me at the moment.
Actually no, the question was for Aakash as he had some CDs working, others not.
Anyway, thank you for the valuable feedback.
With Amarok 2.6 I am not able to play AudioCDs.
It detects that an audioCD is inserted and shows the audioCD collection, but it shows 0 tracks.
Thank you for testing, bumping version.
The current cd backend will never be ported to windows.
So currently it would make sense to disable the cd plugin, because it has no functionality on windows.
(In reply to comment #7)
> The current cd backend will never be ported to windows.
What do you mean by "cd backend"? Solid-related?
> So currently it would make sense to disable the cd plugin, because it has no
> functionality on windows.
I thought just bug 313046 (and perhaps CD drive enumeration in Solid) prevents CD playback with phonon-vlc under Windows.
Its not a problem of solid but the way amarok detects cd tracks. The related code is not portable.
(In reply to comment #9)
> Its not a problem of solid but the way amarok detects cd tracks. The related
> code is not portable.
We plan to change that, see http://community.kde.org/GSoC/2013/Ideas#Project:_Rewrite_Audio_CD_Collection_so_that_it_doesn.27t_use_deprecated_technologies
Better bug title. Actual playback is handled by bug 313046.
Still reproducible with Amarok 2.8
This is WIP for 2.9