Jonathan Corbet <lwn-fedora-test(a)lwn.net> wrote:
Sometime over the last month, a rawhide update bestowed upon me a
version of gnome-cd which skips. Bits of the audio drop out every 30
seconds or so.
Update time: research tells me that gnome-cd is reading the data from
the CD and feeding it to the sound card itself. At least, when I play a
CD with gnome-cd, the "PCM" mixer control affects the playback volume,
while the "CD" control does not.
If, instead, I play with cdplay or grip, the volume is adjusted with the
The gnome-cd people had to go to some effort to make it work that way;
one wonders what advantages they were going for.
Meanwhile, with current rawhide, the skipping problem has gone away. So
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