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Play an audio CD using mserver plugin

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This is a quick guide showing you how to play an audio cd using gmpc + gmpc-mserver plugin.


Requirements
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  • MPD 0.14.2 (with ffmpeg, without libaudiofile)
  • gmpc 0.17.95 or up
  • gmpc-mserver 0.17.95 or up
  • A working gvfs setup. (on gnome, you should be fine).

Step 1.
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Insert cd in drive.

Goto the "Serve Music" plugin in gmpc and click add files


Step 2.
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Now if everything is allright, the audio cd should be listed in the "Places" list on the left.

Click on it and you see a list of tracks on the right. (Track 1.wav, Track 2.wav etc).


Step 3.
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Select the tracks and press OK


Step 4.
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Select all songs (they only get weird numbers, because gmpc cannot retrieve metadata) and add them, right click and press "Add".


Step 5.
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Press Play. Now mpd should start playing the music from the cd.

If it does not work.

If you see mpd skip through all the tracks, not playing a single one. Try compiling mpd withouth the audiofile plugin but with the ffmpeg input plugin. NOTE: this is fixed in mpd 0.15.0-alpha1 and up.

The audiofile plugin seems to be lacking proper streaming of wav streams, while ffmpeg works fine.


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