sound card/CD player

Chris Rodgers freebsd-users-uk at
Sun May 14 16:34:49 BST 2006

>>Well firstly, check that your CD drive is actually connected to your
>>sound card with one of those 4 pin/2 pin cables (analog/digital,
>>respectively), otherwise you're never gonna hear anything! 
> AFAICR I never connected a cable between card and drive but it works
> in Windows in that I can play CDs and the music comes out of the sound
> card.

Windows XP and 2000 have a "digital" option for CD players. This means 
that they can read in the digital audio data from the CD (effectively a 
big WAV file) and the play that out like any other digital music through 
the sound card.

Does anyone know whether FreeBSD can do this?


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