Cdp play

When cdp starts, you can see all the tracks, how long each track plays, and total play time. To control the play of the CD, use the following controls (turn on Num Lock to use these numbers from the numeric keypad): 9 — Play

8 — Pause/Resume 7 — Stop 6 — Next Track 5 — Replay Current Track 4 — Previous Track 3 — Forward 15 Seconds 2 — Quit (Stop Music, Exit, and Eject) 1 — Back 15 Seconds 0 — Exit (Continue Music and Exit) . — Help (Press the period key) The cdp display also lets you enter the names of the artist, CD, and each song. Because this information is saved, you can see it each time you play the CD. Type these commands while the cdp display is showing to edit information about the CD currently playing: a — Edit the Artist Name and press Enter. c — Edit the CD Name and press Enter. Enter — Edit the title of the current song and press Enter again.

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The arrow keys are also pretty handy for controlling CDs in cdp. The up arrow is for pause/play, and the left arrow is to go back a track. The right arrow is to go forward a track, and the down arrow is to eject. Playing music with XMMS Audio Player

The XMMS (X Multimedia System) Audio Player provides a graphical interface for playing music files in MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WAV, and other audio formats. XMMS has some nice extras too, which include an equalizer, a playlist editor, and the ability to add more audio plugins. If the player looks familiar to you, that's because it is styled after the Windows winamp program.

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You can start the XMMS Audio Player by selecting Sound & Video ® Audio Player or by typing the xmms command from a Terminal window. Figure 8-3 consists of the XMMS Audio Player with the associated equalizer (below) and the Playlist Editor (to the right).

Figure 8-3: Play Ogg Vorbis and other audio files from the XMMS playlist.

As noted earlier, you can play several audio file formats. Supported audio file formats include the following:

MP3 (with added plugin) Ogg Vorbis WAV AU

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You can get many more audio plugins from xmms.org. The XMMS Audio Player can be used in the following way:

1. Obtain music files by either:

Ripping songs from a CD or copying them from the Web so that they are in an accessible directory.

Inserting a music CD in your CD-ROM drive. (Xmms expects the CD to be accessible from /dev/cdrom.)

2. From the Red Hat menu, click Sound & Video ® Audio Player. The X Multimedia System player appears.

3. Click the Eject button. The Load files window appears.

4. If you have inserted a CD, the contents of /mnt/cdrom appear in the Files pane. Select the files you want to add to your Playlist and click the Add Selected Files or click the "Add all Files in Directory" button to add all songs from the current directory. To add audio files from your file system, browse your files and directories and click the same buttons to add the audio files you want. Select Close.

5. Click the Play List button (the tiny button marked PL) on the console. A Playlist Editor window appears.

6. Double-click the music file, and it starts to play.

7. With a file selected and playing, here are a few actions you can take:

Control play — Buttons for controlling play are what you may expect to see on a physical CD player. From left to right, the buttons let you go to a previous track, play, pause, stop, go to the next track, or eject. The eject button opens a window, allowing you to load the next file.

Adjust sound — Use the left slider bar to adjust the volume. Use the right slider bar to change the right-to-left balance. Display time — Click in the elapsed time area to toggle between elapsed time and time remaining.

View file information — Click the button in the upper-left corner of the screen to see the XMMS menu. Then select View File Info. You can often find out a lot of information about the file: title, artist, album, comments, and genre. For an Ogg file, you can see specific information about the file itself, such as the format, bit rate, sample rate, frames, file size, and more. You can change or add to the tag information and click Save to keep it.

8. When you are done playing music, click the Stop button to stop the current song. Then click the X in the upper-right corner of the display to close the window.

Special features of the XMMS Audio Player let you adjust high and low frequencies using a graphic equalizer and gather and play songs using a Playlist Editor. Click the button marked EQ next to the balance bar on the player to open the Equalizer. Click the button marked PL next to that to open the Playlist Editor.

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