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I can play Music CD's, but...

 
Author DesertBlizzard
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#1 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 04:58 Edited by: DesertBlizzard 
I think there may be a bug in AmiKit XE. I cannot say if this existed in AmiKit X since I never tried to play Music CD's until recently. After a bit of work, I learned that I needed to install a SCSI CD drive under hard drives in WinUAE, at least I think this was necessary. I then started to see CD0 mount on the desktop. Great! Unfortunately I was unable to play music, so I thought, because the icon that appeared on the desktop was labeled CD0:BAD, and would not open or do anything when double clicked. After more research I learned that a DOSDriver was required. I found one labeled CD0 in Sys:Storage\DOSDrivers. When I looked at that file, and taking information I learned here: https://www.gregdonner.org/os39faq/diskfileoperation.html#3 I learned that if things were working properly, PlayCD should have been invoked when the disk was double-clicked. Opening PlayCD, and then clicking the "CD" icon in the software did load the tracks and I can play and hear audio. What can I do to get this to work more seamlessly?

The line of interest reads: Control = "MD=0 LC=1 DC=8 L LV AL LFC=1 S NC AUDIO=Utilities/PlayCD"

I do not know what most of the parameters mean to adjust anything, if in fact this is necessary.

Author DesertBlizzard
Partaker
#2 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 05:04 
I guess a follow-up to this question/problem is, is PlayCD the only tool I can use to play audio CD's with? Would be nice to play using AMPLifier or AmigaAMP.

Also, I'm using WinUAE 4.2.1 and a USB connected LG DVD/CD writer if that matters at all.

Author AmiKit
Admin
#3 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 16:03 
Hi there,

is the SCSI Driver in WinUAE/HardDrives section required? Isn't it enough just to doubleclick SYS:Storage/DOSDrivers/CD0 in AmiKit? If so, move the CD0 and CD0.info file from there to SYS:Devs/DOSDrivers folder and it will be started automatically on AmiKit startup.

Btw. you can also try SYS:Utilities/EasyACDDA/EasyACDDA for playng CDs or even SYS:Utilities/SongPlayer/SongPlayer (it has CD button in GUI). I am not sure about Amplifier or AmigaAMP, though.

I cannot test it here because I don't have any audio CD around (long time ago I swear to never touch that awful and obsolete media anymore ;)

Author DesertBlizzard
Partaker
#4 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 19:44 
So. I reverted to the shipped WinUAE configuration that is supplied in a fresh install of AmiKit and removed the SCSI device I added. I then moved the two CD0 files to Devs/DOSDrivers and left "SCSI Emulation" as it is under Miscellaneous Options. Sure enough, when I insert an audio CD, It mounts to the desktop, however the Icon still shows up as a system disk and is labeled CD0:BAD. However, I can go into PlayCD, aka SongPlayer and play track from the disc. So it seems I didn't have to do what I did before, which is nice. How do you configure the default action when one double-clicks the icon to open SongPlayer?

Author DesertBlizzard
Partaker
#5 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 19:57 
I have been on a mission to get T-Zero working with the included CD audio, and am happy to report that I did it, but not without discovering this. For the record, SongPlayer is labeled PlayCD in Utilities, but in AmiStart it is listed as SongPlayer. A little confusing, but works.

Author AmiKit
Admin
#6 Posted: 8 Jun 2019 20:06 
Hi,

I think that CD0:BAD is actually correct as it refers to a non-readable data CD. And Audio CD is not a Data CD, you know.

Regarding that PlayCD vs SongPlayer - which AmigaOS version did you use to install AmiKit? Was it Amiga Forever?

As far as I remember the original AmigaOS3.9's PlayCD is not part of AmigaForever, therefore I replaced it with SongPlayer.

Check AmiKit 10.3.1 chagelog: http://file.amiga.sk/amikit/doc/changelog_x.html

Author DesertBlizzard
Partaker
#7 Posted: 9 Jun 2019 00:29 
Yes. It was AF. If this is expected behavior, I'll leave it as is. However, the link I included in my original post seems to to imply that I it should be able to be configured to mount the disk, determine that it's an audio CD, and take specific action when the icon is double clicked.

Right now I don't have the motivation to dig into this, but if I muster it up and figure it out, I'll share the resolution here. It may prove helpful if you happen to adapt AmiKit to the Vampire V4.

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