It all seemed to work before Kodi 17.2, I managed to Rip my entire CD collection to a USB stick and I was happy. Decided to buy a 32Gb SD card to transfer Kodi and the USB files to and also bought two new CDs.
I imaged the SD using the June’17 image sourced via "raspberrpi.org/downloads link. I noticed a few features were now working (thanks guys) but Ripping CD was one that wasn’t working now.
I’m using and external LG DVD drive. Kodi 17.3 will happily load/play Region 1 DVDs without issue (I’m Region 2). Inserting a CD gets the drive light flickering but little else. No play and no rip. I fiddled with the settings rebooted a couple of times but nothing. It looks like the DVD/CD drive isn’t getting mounted correctly under Kodi 17.3 as I don’t see “Disc” appear on the left menu.
Went back to the previous SD with Kodi 17.2 and was able to rip one CD and then (I think) it upgraded to 17.3 and wouldn’t rip my second CD. I guess it’s now a bit cranky.
I have searched here for similar problem but would need to ask the correct question. Also assume folk don’t buy and rip their CD collection any more, I am over 65. Maybe I just arrived at Kodi at a bad time.