CD Extension Development


Hi all,

as this thread is quite old, I am wondering if any progress has been made on this module and if it has been tested with pimusicbox.



I’ll have to try to find the other thread. Someone else had used the original source and perhaps branched it, but made it his (or her) own. I have successfully installed his, but while it works fine on an Ubuntu laptop I’ve been toying with, I have never been able to make it work with a Pi and a USB CD drive. I’ve done clean builds and I’m using two heterogeneous CD drives.

I just build up a Pi, put on Mopidy, then either MusicBox or Iris (not much luck with Iris, probably because I’m using SnapCast and I don’t know what I’m doing) then SnapCast. Maybe I should give PiMusicBox another chance. It’s been a few years.

In my case, in the GUI (when using full Raspbian) the system sees CD insertions. In MusicBox, it sees the extension, but never finds the CD. On the Ubuntu box it plays back correctly.

Let me see if I can find the other thread. It was more promising than what I achieved here, with no disrespect at all to the people who contributed. I’m the weakest link in this whole thing - I am not a strong Linux user.


Added: Of course, afpeluso was the other developer and his (or her) replies above are what have gotten me the closest to being able to play back a CD using my Pi based system.

I’ve sort of let it rest for quite a long time. I may play with it some more tonight.