Listening to CDs

Most of the distributions automatically open up CD players when you place a music CD into the drive. You can, of course, also open the CD player manually if you choose, from:

Ii Fedora: Choose ApplicationsOSound & VideoOCD Player (see Figure 18-1).

Figure 18-1:

The plain-Jane CD Player in Fedora with a CD playing.

Figure 18-1:

The plain-Jane CD Player in Fedora with a CD playing.

i Knoppix: From the main menu, choose MultimediaOKsCD, with the minor caveat that you need to have a second CD drive to use it because the main CD drive has Knoppix in it!

i Linspire: From the main menu, choose ProgramsOAudio & MP3OCD Player.

i Mandrake: From the main menu, choose MultimediaOSoundOKsCD.

i SuSE: From the main menu, choose MultimediaOCD Player (see Figure 18-2).

Figure 18-2:

The KsCD in SuSE with a CD playing.

Figure 18-2:

The KsCD in SuSE with a CD playing.

i Xandros: Choose LaunchOApplicationsOMultimediaOCD Player. In most cases, if the CD in question is registered in the CD DataBase (CDDB), the title and the song names load so that you can see what you're listening to. (CD DataBase is one of the services that tells your media players what the name of your CD is and what songs are on it; you can find out more at www.gracenote.com/.)

If CDDB doesn't recognize your CD, you can add it to the database by:

i Fedora: In the row above the bottom, click the Track Editor button to open the CDDB Track Editor (see Figure 18-3), type the pertinent information, and then click Save. You can click the right-facing arrows to expand this dialog box to enter even more information.

Figure 18-3:

The CD Player's CDDB Track Editor dialog box in Fedora.

Figure 18-3:

The CD Player's CDDB Track Editor dialog box in Fedora.

i Knoppix, Mandrake, and SuSE: Click the CDDB button, type the pertinent information, and then click Upload.

i Linspire and Xandros: In the row one above the bottom, click the freedb Dialog icon, type the pertinent information, and then click Upload.

Other menus are available in these players as well. Take a moment to explore and set up their default behavior so that it matches what you like.

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