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CdPlayer(1)							   CdPlayer(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     cdplayer, cdman, datplayer	- play and capture audio CDs and DAT tapes

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     cdplayer [-dev device] [-sm] [-nofork]
     cdman [-dev device] [-sm] [-nofork]
     datplayer [-dev device] [-sm] [-nofork]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     CdPlayer is a program for playing audio tapes and CDs.  When called as
     datplayer it works	as a tape player.  When	called as cdplayer or when the
     -dev cd option is specified, CDplayer works as a CD player.

   CdPlayer    [Toc]    [Back]
     CdPlayer plays audio CDs that are loaded in the CD-ROM drive.  The	audio
     data is read from the CD via the SCSI bus and is played through the 16-
     bit audio hardware	of recent IRIX systems.	 CdPlayer can also capture
     audio data	into disc files	either as entire tracks	or selections within a

     CdPlayer is different from	cdheadphone(2) which operates the CD-ROM drive
     as	a traditional CD player, playing the audio through the headphone and
     line-out jacks of the CD-ROM drive.

   DatPlayer    [Toc]    [Back]
     DatPlayer plays and captures digital audio	tapes on the 4mm DAT drive.
     The tapes are compatible with those used in commercial DAT	recorders.
     The audio data is read from the DAT via the SCSI bus and is played
     through the 16-bit	audio hardware of recent IRIX systems.	DatPlayer can
     also capture audio	data to	disk files either as entire tracks or
     selections	within a track.	Recording to DAT is accomplished via the
     export utilities in soundtrack(1) or from the original datman(1).

     Please Note: DatPlayer is no longer a supported application.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

     -dev device
	  specifies the	particular CD-ROM or DAT device	to use,	for example:
	  /dev/scsi/sc0d3l0 or /dev/mt/tps0d2nsv.  In addition,	with CdPlayer
	  you may specify the directory	on which the drive is mounted, for
	  example:  /CDROM.

     -sm  displays only	the transport control section of the window.

	  causes CdPlayer to not fork itself into the background.

OPERATION    [Toc]    [Back]

     CdPlayer operates like many commercial CD and DAT players but the
     transport controls	and time displays conform to the look and behavior of
     other digital media apps such as moviemaker(1) Most operations are
     straight forward.	See the	on-line	help for detailed information.

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CdPlayer(1)							   CdPlayer(1)

     A note about datplayer is in order	however. The first time	you invoke
     datplayer with a particular tape, it scans	the tape to obtain the track
     starts and	durations.  You	can let	datplayer complete this	operation for
     the entire	tape or	abort in which case datplayer will use the information
     it	has.  You can continue scanning	via an entry in	the Options menu or
     let datplayer accrue the track information	as you play or locate to
     tracks which haven't been scanned.	 DatPlayer saves the information in a
     database file similar to the CdPlayer database file so scanning need only
     be	done once.

MUSIC CATALOG    [Toc]    [Back]

     The music catalog stores titles, artists and program information for CD
     and DAT tapes.  When a CD or DAT is inserted in the drive,	CdPlayer
     searches the music	catalog	for an entry containing	catalog	information
     for that recording.  If it	finds one, it displays the information in its
     large display panel.  Data	from the recording's table of contents is used
     as	the key	for searching the music	catalog.

     New information is	added to the catalog simply by typing it into the
     appropriate fields	of CdPlayer's display.	The catalog currently holds
     the title of the recording, the artist's name and a title for each
     program on	the recording.

     When looking for a	catalog	entry, CdPlayer	searches a list	of
     directories.  The default list is the single directory ~/.cddb.  An
     alternate list can	be specified by	the shell environment variable
     CDDB_PATH,	which takes as its value a string which	is a comma-separated
     list of directories.

     When CdPlayer needs to create a new music catalog entry, it has to	pick a
     single directory.	The default directory is ~/.cddb.  An alternate
     directory can be specified	by either a command line option, or the	shell
     environment variable CDDB_WRITE_DIR.

X RESOURCES    [Toc]    [Back]

      ~/.cddb, ~/.datdb	      default music catalog

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     cdheadphone(1), datman(1),	soundtrack(1)

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

     Paul Wieneke

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