Totem only plays first track of audio cd

Bug #260800 reported by Curaga on 2008-08-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

CD playing in Totem sure is crippled..
First, the autoplay bug, then the need for a codec not remotely saying anything about audio cd's (musepack etc just because one happens to depend on libcdaudio). The "Play audio cd" option is always greyed out.
So the user needs to find out the way to playing a cd is via an url of cdda:// - not exactly user-friendly.

Now the bug. Totem only plays the first track of the cd. No crash, no errors, just one track.
The same CD plays fully on Mplayer and all stand-alone players I have.

Xubuntu 8.04.1

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, do you get the same with sound-juicer or rhythmbox?

Changed in totem:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Curaga (lauri-kasanen) wrote :

Since only Totem is installed by default, I thought one other player would be enough. Out of curiosity, what's so different with Mplayer and these two?

Both Sound juicer and Rhythmbox play the cd fully.

I also tested 2 other cds with all four apps (Mplayer, Totem, those two), and got the same behavior - every one except Totem plays them correctly. Totem only plays the first track of each.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

This needs to be confirmed by someone else i don't get such behavior in my installation, thanks.

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → New
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

still having the issue? may you forward it upstream to since you're facing it then? thanks.

Changed in totem:
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you still get the issue? did you send the bug to GNOME?

Curaga (lauri-kasanen) wrote :

Yes, nothing has changed, and no, haven't had time yet. Will report when I do.

Curaga (lauri-kasanen) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks you, linking the report.

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → New
Curaga (lauri-kasanen) wrote :

Upstream closed the report. Upstream comment:
"CDDA support was removed from totem in August 2007. You can still play audio
CDs if you open the right URI manually (for the GStreamer backend, that'd be
cdda://<track-number>, so you can still play other tracks by adding cdda://2
etc), but you should really use a different application for audio CD playback,
like sound-juicer or rhythmbox or banshee or whatever."

This makes me wonder, why is the default audio CD player still Totem?
A distro released in May 2008 *should* have had time to make a change for something that happened 2007..

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

closing the bug since upstream says that's not one, rhythmbox is the default CD player on ubuntu since several cycles

Changed in totem:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Curaga (lauri-kasanen) wrote :

But I'm on Xubuntu here, Rhythmbox was not installed by default in my install?
Also, the autoplay for audio cd's starts totem, does this not mean it's the default in Xubuntu?

Changed in totem:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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