External audio CD reader


#1

Hi,

is it possible to play CD music from an external (powered) CDROM reader? I have tried today and nothing happens, no new menu, no new files in Music (I am using standard OSMC skin).

I see some errors in dmesg:

[ 3468.408273] scsi host1: usb-storage 1-1.4:1.0
[ 3469.458652] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM            TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-218GN  TS00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 3469.488820] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/24x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 3469.489197] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 3469.489516] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
[ 3480.429935] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 UNKNOWN(0x2003) Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
[ 3480.429949] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 Sense Key : 0x5 [current] 
[ 3480.429956] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0 
[ 3480.429966] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 CDB: opcode=0x28 28 00 00 03 0a 88 00 00 02 00 00 00
[ 3480.429974] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 797216
[ 3480.441287] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 UNKNOWN(0x2003) Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
[ 3480.441300] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 Sense Key : 0x5 [current] 
[ 3480.441307] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 ASC=0x64 ASCQ=0x0 
[ 3480.441317] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] tag#0 CDB: opcode=0x28 28 00 00 03 0a 88 00 00 02 00 00 00
[ 3480.441325] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 797216
[ 3480.441333] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 99652, async page read

The CD is playing fine on a computer. What’s the matter?
Thanks.


#2

I think this is currently an issue with udisks and Kodi.
You can enable Kodi’s built in disk mounting; but this may cause other problems.

Please see Autoplay problem with BR DVD USB player

I recall mentioning this to @dbmandrake but don’t think it was followed up on. Will need to re-visit after Kodi v18 is released.

Sam


#3

Hi Sam,

thank you for your informations. Do you know what kind of specific problem could cause enabling Kodi’s built in disk mounting?

Best


#4

Yes — please refer to the previously linked post.

Sam


#5

Hi Sam,

from what I read, it seems that the related issue is that Kodi could close a disc tray immediately after ejecting it. If I am right, it is worth a try. Thanks.


#6

Where is advancedsettings.xml?


#7

.kodi/userdata/ if it isn’t there already you would need to create it.


#8

I had a bit of a play with this entry in advancedsettings:
The ‘Play Disc’ appears for both audio CD and video DVD, but I had problems
a) ejecting disk (often ignored)
b) playing DVD (sad smiley and kodi restart often)
This probably comes in the fiddly solution needed category - doesn’t worry me much, as I don;t use the facility very often.
I can provide logs if so desired.
Derek


#9

I had the sad smiley when I was powering the CD reader from RasPi. Then I bought a USB HUB (4A) and now it plays DVD with no “sadness” :slight_smile:


#10

@sam_nazarko: I didn’t realize that I had a “Play Disc” entry around the bottom of the menu! Pressing that item, the CD starts playing! The only issue is that it starts from the first track and I don’t know how to view the track list on the screen…


#11

Unfortunately I don’t have that optionm as I’ve been using a powered hub all along
Derek